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Johann Strauss, Jr.
Tritsch-Tratsch Polka


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Strauss Jr.: Tritsch-Tratsch Polka

About Johann Strauss, Jr.

Johann Strauss, Jr. was the son of a very successful violinist and orchestra leader. Eventually, Johann, Jr. was in competition with his father, conducting an orchestra of his own. When the older Strauss died, people began to realize that the son was an even better musician and composer.

Track list:
Johann Strauss Jr.: Artistís Life
Johann Strauss Jr.: Anna Polka
Johann Strauss Jr.: Tales from the Vienna Woods
Johann Strauss Jr.: On the Beautiful Blue Danube
Johann Strauss Jr.: Emperor Waltz
Johann Strauss Jr.: Fledermaus Overture
Johann Strauss Jr.: Tritsch-Tratsch Polka

Classics for Kids Quiz

1. Johann Strauss, Sr. did not want his son to become a musician.



2.What was the name of one of Strauss's most famous waltzes?

Musetta's Waltz

Waltz of the Flowers

On the Beautiful Blue Danube

Valse Triste

Waltz from Sleeping Beauty

3. The Strauss orchestra traveled all over the world.



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