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Johann Strauss (March 14, 1804 – September 25, 1849; German: Johann Baptist Strauß, Johann Strauss (Vater); also Johann Baptist Strauss, Johann Strauss, Sr., the Elder, the Father), born in Vienna, 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.

Happy Birthday Bach! 10 Celebratory J.S. Quotes - Classical FM 96.3 and 103.1 Canada

Happy Birthday Bach! 10 Celebratory J.S. Quotes - Classical FM 96.3 and 103.1 Canada

Johann Strauss II (1825 - 1899) The genius of Johann Strauss genius lay in his ability to take the popular salon music of Vienna in the early decades of the 19th century – with its clear emphasis on melody and dance rhythms – and convert it into music which not only became fashionable but which in time evolved into high art.

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Josef Müller-Brockmann "swiss style"

Josef Müller-Brockmann "swiss style" - Agence de Communication Paris Lyon

AH! GREAT for Kindergarten and 1st grade listening activities! Play music from the composer they're coloring!

Books and Art: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750), German musician and composer playing the organ, circa 1725. From a print in the British Museum. Bach was a virtuoso organist, violinist, violist, harpsichordist and is today better known as a world renowned composer from the Baroque period of Western Classical Music. Admired by countless composers such as Mozart and Beethoven, Bach is described as one of the founding fathers of Classical Music.