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Johann Strauss' Life and Music
1825 - Born in Vienna, October 25
1831 - Writes first 36 bars of waltz music at age six
1841 - Begins his studies at the Polytechnic School
1842 - Begins musical study
1849 - Upon death of his father, combines his dance orchestra with his father's
1856 - After an extended illness, begins an European tour with his orchestra
1867 - Composes The Blue Danube
1872 - Begins his American tour
1874 - Composes Die Fledermaus
1899 - Dies of pneumonia in Vienna, June 3

Johann Strauss II at the Johann Strauss Society of Great Britian

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