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Johann Strauss I - Almacks Quadrille, Op. 243

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Johann Strauss I (March 14, 1804 - September 25, 1849; German: Johann Baptist Strauß, Johann Strauss (Vater); also Johann Baptist Strauss, Johann Strauss, Sr., the Elder, the Father), born in Vienna, was an Austrian Romantic composer famous for his waltzes, and for popularizing them alongside Joseph Lanner, thereby setting the foundations for his sons to carry on his musical dynasty.

Almacks-Quadrille, Op. 243

The London Symphony Orchestra conducted by John Georgiadis

Among the highlights of 19th Century London's sociel calendar were the famous Almack's Subscription Balls held at Willis' Rooms in King Street, St. James (see picture)

Johann Strauss' sr. most famous piece is probably the Radetzky March (named after Joseph Radetzky von Radetz), while his most famous waltz is probably the Lorelei Rheinklänge op. 154.

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