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Some of .JOHANN STRAUSS'S Favourite Waltzes
Conducted by PERCY PITT
WHEN wo speak of ' Johann Strauss' we usually mean ' the younger,' for this
Johann, following in father's footsteps, eclipsed him, notable composer of dance music though ho was, and became- the most popular musician in Vienna in the middle- of the last century.
The father did not wish his sons to go into his profession, so a Savings Bank was like to have swallowed up young Johann. But waltzes ran in the blood, and would come out. He had been writing them since he was six, and for over sixty years (till he died in ]899) he poured them forth, with enormous success. Altogether he wrote about 480 dances, and to-night we are to hear some of the best of the waltzes that in the old days took Europe by storm, and earned their Composer the proud title of The Waltz King.'


Conducted By: Percy Pitt

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