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Johann Strauss Sr. (1804–1849)

Johann Strauss Sr. was born on March 14, 1804, in Vienna, Austria. His father owned a small inn on the river Danube, and his mother was innkeeper, she died when he was seven years old. Strauss studied music with Johann Polichansky and also was an apprentice of a bookbinder. He joined a string quartet that grew into a small orchestra playing ... See full bio »

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 2019 Pilsudski (music: "Radetzky March op. 228")
 2018 Love is Everything (music: "Marsz Radetzkiego op. 228")
 2017 Transmission (Short) (writer: "Radetzky March, Op. 228")
 2017 The Family (Documentary) (writer: "Radetzky March")
 2016 The Jews (writer: "Paris - Walzer, Op. 101")
 2014 Tomorrow's Cantabile (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Lesson 7 (2014) ... (writer: "Radetsky March")
 2014 Effie Gray (as Johann Strauss (Father, "Wiener-Gemueths-Waltz, Op.116")
 2014 Who Am I (writer: "Radetzky-Marsch")
 2013/II The Root of All Evil (Short) (music: "Radetzky March" - as Johann Strauss)
 2012 Great Expectations (writer: "Stradella Quadrille" - as Johann Strauss I)
 2011 Hugo (writer: "Marche de Radetzky")
 2011 In Darkness (writer: "Radetzky March, Op. 228")
 2011 A Heartbeat Away (writer: "Radetzky March")
 2010 Jew Suss: Rise and Fall (writer: "Radetzky March" - uncredited)
 2009 The Young Victoria (writer: "Tausendsapperment Walzer, op. 61", "Contredanses op.44" - as Johann Strauss I)
 2008 Neujahrskonzert der Wiener Philharmoniker (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- 2008 (2008) ... (music: "Paris. Walzer, op. 101", "Versailler-Galopp, op. 107" - as Johann Strauß, Vater)
 2006 School for Scoundrels (writer: "Tivoli-Rutsch-Walzer, Op. 39")
 2006 Kotsch (writer: "Radetzkymarsch")
 2006 The Prince & Me II: The Royal Wedding (Video) (writer: "Radetzky March" - as Johann Strauss)
 2005 Bleak House (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.10 (2005) ... (writer: "Frederica Polka, Op. 239")
- Episode #1.3 (2005) ... (writer: "Frederica Polka, Op. 239")
 2004 Johann Strauß Vater: Das Leben - Ein Tanz (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Gibellinen-Galopp, Op.117", "Die vier Temperamente, Op.59", "Walzer à la Paganini, Op.11")
 2003 Bright Young Things (writer: "The Radetzky March")
 2003 King of the Hill (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- The Miseducation of Bobby Hill (2003) ... (music: "Radetzky March" - uncredited)
 2003 American Experience (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Chicago: City of the Century: Part 3 (2003) ... (writer: "Kettenbrücke Waltz and Eisele und Beisele Sprünge")
 2001 Kate & Leopold (writer: "Tivoli-Rutsch-Walzer" - as Johann Strauss I)
 2000 Battle Royale ("Radetzky March")
 2000 Greenfingers (writer: "The Radetsky March" - as Johann Strauss)
 1999 Let It Snow (writer: "Radetzky March" - as J. Strauss)
 1999 Sunshine (writer: "Radetzky Marsch")
 1997 Le bassin de J.W. (music: "Radetsky-March" - as Johann-Strauss, pai)
 1994 Der Salzbaron (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Fremde Welten ... (writer: "Radetzky-Marsch" - uncredited)
 1991-1994 The Ren & Stimpy Show (TV Series) (music - 2 episodes)
- It's a Dog's Life/Egg Yolkeo (1994) ... (music: "Radetzky March' - uncredited)
- Fire Dogs/Stimpy's Storybook Land: The Littlest Giant (1991) ... (music: "The Radetzky March" - uncredited)
 1994 Mr. Bean (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Back to School Mr. Bean (1994) ... (music: "Radetzky March" - uncredited)
 1993 Russische Nacht - Russian Night (TV Special documentary) (music: "Radetzky-Marsch" - as Johann Strauß)
 1993 The Age of Innocence (writer: "Radetzky March")
 1992 Amor e Dedinhos de Pé (music: "Radetzkymarsch" - uncredited) / (writer: "Wein, Weib und Gesang" Op. 333, "Wein, Weib und Gesang" Op.333)
 1991 The Leader, His Driver, and the Driver's Wife (Documentary) (writer: "Radetzky - March" - as Johann Strauss the elder)
 1990 Ding et Dong le film (writer: "Radetsky's March")
 1983 All Creatures Great and Small (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- 1983 Special (1983) ... (writer: "Radetzky March, Op. 228" - uncredited)
 1982 Der Zauberberg (writer: "Radetzky-Marsch")
 1975 Royal Flash (music: "Chinese Gallop" - uncredited)
 1974 The Land That Time Forgot (music: "Radetzky March" - uncredited)
 1974 Keménykalap és krumpliorr (TV Series) (writer: "Radetzky March")
 1972 The Strauss Family (TV Mini-Series) (3 episodes)
- Schanni (1972) ... ("Lorelei Rhein Klänge, Op. 154", uncredited)
- Emilie (1972) ... ("Johann Strauss Sr. - Einzugs-Galopp, Op. 35", uncredited)
- Anna (1972) ... ("Huldigung der Königin Victoria von Grossbritannien, Op. 103", "Täuberln-Walzer", uncredited)
 1968 Mayerling (writer: "Radetzky-Marsch")
 1962 Almost Angels (writer: "Radetzky March" - uncredited)
 1960 Circus of Horrors (music: "Straussiana" - uncredited)
 1958 Hoch klingt der Radetzkymarsch (writer: "Radetzkymarsch")
 1955 Sissi (writer: "Radetzky March")
 1955 The Great Waltz (TV Movie) (writer: "Radetzky March")
 1955 Wee Geordie (music: "Radetzky March" - uncredited)
 1955 The Sea Chase (music: "The Radetsky March" - uncredited)
 1954 Strauss Fantasy (Short) (writer: "Radetzky March")
 1951 Casper Comes to Clown (Short) (music: "Radetzky March" - uncredited)
 1950 So Long at the Fair (music: "Tritsch Tratsch Polka" - uncredited)
 1948 Letter from an Unknown Woman (music: "Radetzky-Marsch, Op. 228" - uncredited)
 1944 Prince Gustaf (writer: "Loreley-Rheinklänge, op. 154")
 1944 Man of Evil (music: "Lorelin Waltz" - uncredited)
 1944 Candlelight in Algeria (music: "Radetzky March" - uncredited)
 1941 Road Show (music: "Radetzky March" - uncredited)
 1934 Ladies Lake (writer: "Radetzky March" - uncredited)
 1934 Strauss' Great Waltz (writer: "Radetsky March")
 1929 His Glorious Night (music: "Radetzky March" - uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He and Johann Strauss Jr. composed music for the musical, "The Great Waltz," at the Ogunquit Playhouse in Ogunquit, Maine. Desmond Carter was lyricist. Moss Hart wrote the book.

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Alternate Names:

Johann Strauss Father | Johann Strauß Sr. | Johann Strauss Vater | Johann Strauß der Ältere

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He had six children with his wife: sons Johann Strauss, Josef Strauß, Eduard (born 15 March 1835), and Ferdinand (born 1834), who lived only ten months; and daughters Anna (born 1829), and Therese (born 1831).

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