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Title
Die Fledermaus
Composer
Johann Strauß 1825-1899 (jr.)
Librettist
Carl Haffner Richard Genée
Performer
Waldemar Kmentt 1929-2015 (tenor) Hilde Gueden 1917-1988 (sopraan) Erika Köth 1925-1989 (sopraan) Walter Berry 1929-2000 (bariton) Eberhard Wächter 1929-1992 (bariton) Wiener Staatsopernchor Wiener Philharmoniker  (orkest)
Conductor
Herbert Von Karajan 1908-1989
Publisher
Decca, 1987
2 cd's + boekje
Recording date
1960
Playing time
2:22:28
EAN
0028942104624
CDR
DEX0068
Placing suggestion
34 - Operette (NBLC) K5 - Opera, operette en andere theatermuziek met vocale inbreng (Flemish music schema)

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About Johann Strauß

Johann Strauss II (born Johann Baptist Strauss; 25 October 1825 – 3 June 1899), also known as Johann Strauss Jr., the Younger, the Son (German: Sohn), 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 responsible for the popularity of the waltz in Vienna during the 19th century. Some of Johann Strauss's most famous works include "The Blue Danube", "Kaiser-Walzer" (Emperor Waltz), "Tales from the Vienna Woods", and the "Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka". Among his operettas, Die Fledermaus and Der Zigeunerbaron are the best known.

Strauss was the son of Johann Strauss I and his first wife Maria Anna Streim. Two younger brothers, Josef and Eduard Strauss, also became compos…Read more on Wikipedia

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