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JOSEF STRAUSS  

(1827 - 1870)

Common Misspellings of Josef Strauss

The second of Johann Strauss the elder’s sons, Josef, was born in Vienna on 20 August 1827. After completing his formal education he studied mechanical engineering, opposing his father’s wish that he should enlist in the army, and embarked upon a career as an architectural draughtsman and foreman, in which field he soon distinguished himself.

In his spare time he put to good use his talents as an artist, painter, poet, dramatist, singer, composer and inventor—he designed the horse-drawn forerunner of today’s revolving-brush street-sweeping vehicles—and also published two textbooks on mathematical subjects.

The shy and sensitive Josef Strauss was coerced into deputising for his brother Johann when the latter’s doctors prescribed for him a lengthy rest cure in 1853. Although temporarily relinquishing the post of ‘interim conductor’ upon Johann’s return, Josef soon abandoned his own career and joined the family music ‘business’ full time. A remarkably versatile, gifted and prolific composer—Johann once said of him: “[Josef] is the more gifted of us two; I am merely the more popular…”—Josef left more than 300 original dances and marches, as well as 500 arrangements of music by other composers.

He died in Vienna on 22 July 1870, following a fall from the conductor’s podium, and is best remembered today as composer of the waltzes Village Swallows from Austria (1864), The Mysterious Powers of Magnetism (1865) and Music of the Spheres (1868) as well as co-writing the Pizzicato-Polka (1869) with his brother Johann.

© Peter Kemp

Box Set Release Catalogue Number
Romantic Piano Favourites Vol 1 Naxos 8.505028
STRAUSS II 100 of His Best Compositions Naxos 8.501004
STRAUSS II Complete Orchestral Edition Naxos 8.505226
STRAUSS II Famous Waltzes, Polkas, Marches Naxos 8.505005
The Seasons Naxos 8.504038
The Very Best Of Naxos 8.502020

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Role: Classical Composer 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
101 GREAT ORCHESTRAL CLASSICS, Vol. 6 Naxos
8.551146
Orchestral
A LA DECOUVERTE DU CLASSIQUE Naxos
8.550037-38
Orchestral
A NEW YEAR'S CONCERT Naxos
8.571097
Orchestral
A Viennese New Year Naxos
8.554466-67
Orchestral
Clarinet Evergreens Naxos
8.553427
Orchestral
CLASSIC BBC PROMS (5-DVD Box Set) (NTSC) ICA Classics
ICAB5134
Classical Concert
Dance Music from Old Vienna Naxos
8.555689
Orchestral
DISCOVER CLASSICAL MUSIC Naxos
8.550008-09
Orchestral
DISCOVER THE CLASSICS, VOL. 1 Naxos Educational
8.550035-36
Orchestral
FAMOUS AUSTRIAN COMPOSERS - STRAUSS / MOZART, W.A. / SCHUBERT, F. / BEETHOVEN, L. van / HAYDN, F.J. / HAYDN, M. / ALBRECHTSBERGER, J.G. Capriccio
C49370
Orchestral
GOLDEN AGE OF SALON MUSIC (The) (Schwanen Salon Orchestra, G. Huber) Naxos
8.578003-04
Chamber Music
GREAT ORCHESTRAL CLASSICS 6 (Australia) Naxos
8.570041
Orchestral
LISTEN, LEARN AND GROW: Playtime Imagination Naxos Educational
8.555811
Orchestral
Locomotiv-Musik 1: A Musical Train Ride Marco Polo
8.223470
Orchestral
MYSTERY OF AUTUMN (THE) Naxos
8.557791
Orchestral
NEUJAHR IN WIEN (New Year in Vienna) - Musical Bonbons by Strauss I and II, Lanner and Ziehrer Naxos
8.552006
Orchestral
NEW YEAR'S CONCERT: Swedish Chamber Orchestra Naxos
8.557217
Orchestral
Orchestral Music - STRAUSS II, J. / BRAHMS, J. / LEHAR, F. / STRAUSS, J. / MENDELSSOHN, Felix (Berlin Symphony Orchestra: Live in Concert) Solo Musica
SM134
Orchestral
Orchestral Music - STRAUSS II. J. / STRAUSS, E. / STRAUSS, Josef (Vienna Symphony, Honeck) Vienna Symphony Orchestra
WS005
Orchestral, Classical Concert, Orchestral
RHAPSODY ON A THEME OF PAGANINI Naxos
8.554137DX
Instrumental
ROMANTIC PIANO FAVOURITES, Vol. 5 Naxos
8.550168
Instrumental
Salon Orchestra Favourites, Vol. 3 Naxos
8.557048
Chamber Music
SALUT D'AMOUR - SALON ORCHESTRA FAVORITES Naxos
8.571087
Orchestral
SALZBURG FESTIVAL 2009 OPENING CONCERT - SCHUBERT, F. / STRAUSS, Josef (Harnoncourt) (Blu-ray, HD) C Major
729204
Classical Concert
SALZBURG FESTIVAL 2009 OPENING CONCERT - SCHUBERT, F. / STRAUSS, Josef (Harnoncourt) (NTSC) C Major
702708
Classical Concert
SALZBURG FESTIVAL OPENING CONCERTS, 2008-2011 (4 DVD Box Set) (NTSC) C Major
713608
Classical Concert
SCHUMANN, Elisabeth: Mozart and Viennese Operetta Aria Recordings (1926-1938) Naxos Historical
8.111100
Vocal
STRAUSS DYNASTY Marco Polo
8.223483
Orchestral
STRAUSS Family Rarities BIS
BIS-CD-645
Orchestral
STRAUSS FAMILY: Favourite Dances (Johann Strauss Orchestra, Wildner) Marco Polo
8.225353
Orchestral
STRAUSS I, J. / STRAUSS II, J.: Champagne for Orchestra - Waltzes and Polkas (Karajan) (1955) Naxos Classical Archives
9.80049
Orchestral
STRAUSS II, J.: 100 Most Famous Works, Vol. 7 Naxos
8.554523
Orchestral
STRAUSS II, J.: DANCE AND DREAM (NTSC) EuroArts
2054248
Classical Concert
STRAUSS II, J.: Edition - Vol. 44 Marco Polo
8.223244
Orchestral
STRAUSS II, J.: Edition - Vol. 46 Marco Polo
8.223246
Orchestral
STRAUSS II, J.: Most Famous Waltzes, Polkas and Marches, Vol. 1 Amadis
7060
Orchestral
STRAUSS II, J.: Most Famous Waltzes, Polkas and Marches, Vol. 2 Amadis
7061
Orchestral
STRAUSS II, J.: Most Famous Waltzes, Polkas, and Marches Naxos
8.571064
Orchestral
STRAUSS II, J.: The Best Of Naxos
8.556664
Orchestral
STRAUSS II, J.: The Best of Johann Strauss, Jr. Naxos
8.551114
Orchestral
STRAUSS II, J.: THE VERY BEST OF Naxos
8.552115-16
Orchestral
STRAUSS II, J.: Waltzes, Polkas, Marches and Overtures, Vol. 2 Naxos
8.550337
Orchestral
STRAUSS II, J.: Wiener Gemutswalzer / STRAUSS I: Beliebte Sperl / Tivoli-Rutsch / STRAUSS, Josef: Die guten, alten Zeiten (Vienna String Quintet) Dynamic
CDS275
Chamber Music
STRAUSS, Josef (THE BEST OF) Naxos
8.556846
Orchestral
STRAUSS, Josef: Edition - Vol. 1 Marco Polo
8.223561
Orchestral
STRAUSS, Josef: Edition - Vol. 10 Marco Polo
8.223570
Orchestral
STRAUSS, Josef: Edition - Vol. 2 Marco Polo
8.223562
Orchestral
STRAUSS, Josef: Edition - Vol. 20 Marco Polo
8.223622
Orchestral
STRAUSS, Josef: Edition - Vol. 3 Marco Polo
8.223563
Orchestral
STRAUSS, Josef: Edition - Vol. 4 Marco Polo
8.223564
Orchestral
STRAUSS, Josef: Edition - Vol. 5 Marco Polo
8.223565
Orchestral
STRAUSS, Josef: Edition - Vol. 6 Marco Polo
8.223566
Orchestral
STRAUSS, Josef: Edition - Vol. 7 Marco Polo
8.223567
Orchestral
STRAUSS, Josef: Edition - Vol. 8 Marco Polo
8.223568
Orchestral
STRAUSS, Josef: Edition - Vol. 9 Marco Polo
8.223569
Orchestral
STRAUSS, Josef: Edition - Vol. 11 Marco Polo
8.223571
Orchestral
STRAUSS, Josef: Edition - Vol. 12 Marco Polo
8.223572
Orchestral
STRAUSS, Josef: Edition - Vol. 13 Marco Polo
8.223573
Orchestral
STRAUSS, Josef: Edition - Vol. 14 Marco Polo
8.223574
Orchestral
STRAUSS, Josef: Edition - Vol. 15 Marco Polo
8.223575
Orchestral
STRAUSS, Josef: Edition - Vol. 16 Marco Polo
8.223618
Orchestral
STRAUSS, Josef: Edition - Vol. 17 Marco Polo
8.223619
Orchestral
STRAUSS, Josef: Edition - Vol. 18 Marco Polo
8.223620
Orchestral
STRAUSS, Josef: Edition - Vol. 19 Marco Polo
8.223621
Orchestral
STRAUSS, Josef: Edition - Vol. 21 Marco Polo
8.223623
Orchestral
STRAUSS, Josef: Edition - Vol. 22 Marco Polo
8.223624
Orchestral
STRAUSS, Josef: Edition - Vol. 23 Marco Polo
8.223625
Orchestral
STRAUSS, Josef: Edition - Vol. 24 Marco Polo
8.223626
Orchestral
STRAUSS, Josef: Edition - Vol. 25 Marco Polo
8.223664
Orchestral
STRAUSS, Josef: Edition - Vol. 26 Marco Polo
8.223679
Orchestral
STRAUSS, Josef: Josef Strauss Meets Offenbach Naxos
8.578288
Orchestral
STREICH, Rita: Rita Streich Sings (1956) Naxos Classical Archives
9.80094
Orchestral
THE BEST OF STRAUSS Naxos
8.551114DX
Orchestral
VIENNA PHILHARMONIC: NEW YEAR'S CONCERT 2003 (NTSC) Arthaus Musik
107013
Classical Concert
VIENNESE NIGHT AT THE PROMS (Furst, Loughran, Susskind) (NTSC) ICA Classics
ICAD5026
Classical Concert
Vocal Recital: Streich, Rita - STRAUSS, Josef / SAINT-SAENS, C. / VERDI, G. / GODARD, B. / DVORAK, A. / CZERNIK, W. (Waltzes and Arias) Newton Classics
NC8802069
Vocal
Wedding Celebrations Naxos
8.550900
Orchestral
WEDDING CELEBRATIONS Naxos
8.550900DX
Orchestral
Role: Arranger 
Album Title  Catalogue No  Work Category 
STRAUSS, Josef: Edition - Vol. 2 Marco Polo
8.223562
Orchestral




 
 
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