Compositions
Johann Strauss

(1825 - 1899)
Johann Strauss II was born in Vienna and was an Austrian Romantic composer famous for his waltzes and for popularizing them alongside Joseph Lanner, thereby setting the foundations for his sons to carry on his musical dynasty. His most famous piece is probably the Radetzky March (named after Joseph Radetzky von Radetz), while his most famous waltz is probably the Lorelei Rheinklänge, Op. 154. Strauss was born in St. Ulrich , the son of Johann Strauss I, another composer of dance music. His father did not wish him to become a composer but rather a banker; however, the son defied his father's wishes and went on to study music with the composer Joseph Drechsler and the violin with Anton Kollmann, the ballet répétiteur of the Vienna Court Opera. Strauss had two younger brothers, Josef and Eduard Strauss, who became composers of light music as well, although they were never as well known as their elder brother.

Composition timpani and percussion requirements

Die Fledermaus Overture

Timpani
Int'l 29/26 Prem 30/28
3 percussion
Snare drum, triangle, orchestral bass drum, clash cymbals. E tubular bell
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Gypsy Baron Overture

Timpani + 4 percussion
Glockenspiel, orchestral bass drum, snare drum, clash cymbal, tambourine
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Krapenwald (Cuckoo Polka)

Timpani
Int'l 29/26 Prem 30/28
4 percussion
Snare drum, clash cymbals, orchestral bass drum, cuckoo whistle, nightingale
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