Strauss, Josef

Strauss, Josef:

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, family of Viennese musicians. Johann Strauss, 1804–49, learned to play the violin against his parents' wishes. In 1819 he joined the dance orchestra of Josef Lanner (1801–43), whom he later rivaled. In 1826 Strauss organized his own orchestra.
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He and the orchestra members picked each of the 18 pieces from an original list of 800; they played compositions by Robert Stolz, Johann Strauss, Carl Michael Ziehrer, Eduard Strauss, Josef Strauss, Emile Waldteufel, Josef Hellmesberger sn., and Johann Strauss, sn.