From the Heldenplatz in Vienna, 29. May 1999
#ZubinMehta conducts the tenor #JoséCarreras and the soprano #AndreaRost
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (Wiener Philharmoniker)
Zubin Mehta - conductor
Andrea Rost - soprano
José Carreras - tenor
Johann Strauss II - Wer uns getraut from "Der Zigeunerbaron"
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Johann Strauss II (October 25, 1825 – June 3, 1899), also known as Johann Strauss, Jr., the Younger, the Son (German: Sohn), Johann Baptist Strauss, was an Austrian composer of light music, particularly dance music and operettas. He composed over 500 waltzes, polkas, quadrilles, and other types of dance music, as well as several operettas and a ballet. In his lifetime, he was known as "The Waltz King", and was largely then responsible for the popularity of the waltz in Vienna during the 19th century.
Some of Johann Strauss' most famous works include "The Blue Danube", "Kaiser-Walzer", "Tales from the Vienna Woods", and the "Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka". Among his operettas, Die Fledermaus and Der Zigeunerbaron are the best known.