JOHANN SCHRAMMEL (1850 - 1893)
It is exceptional for a person’s name to be applied not only to a type of ensemble but also to a type of music, but that is exactly what happened to Johann Schrammel (1850–93) and his brother Joseph. They were both violinists in the Schrammel Quartet that they formed in 1877. The other instruments were the guitar and clarinet (later accordion). At first the music they played was typically Viennese, and the Austrian capital was also the subject for Johann’s march Wien bleibt Wien (‘Vienna will always be Vienna’).