Josef Strauss meets Offenbach | Naxos 8578288

Josef Strauss meets Offenbach

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Label: Naxos

Cat No: 8578288

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 29th September 2014



Intended for the army by his father, Josef Strauss – the founder of the waltz dynasty – instead turned first to engineering and then, in a glittering career from 1856 until his premature death in 1870, to full-time composition and conducting.

Josef was especially enamoured of the music of Offenbach, whose operettas and operas travelled successfully from the Parisian stage to Vienna. It was Josef’s custom to take the most attractive and suitable motifs from Offenbach’s stage works and fashion them into quadrilles, works performed to huge acclaim by his virtuoso orchestra.

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