Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Johann Strauss


Johann Strauss

Johann Strauss was born in Germany in 1825. His father was a horn player in a famous orchestra and Strauss loved to learn about music at the opera house and from his father. He started writing music when he was 6 years old. He loved to write operas and even married a soprano opera singer. He also wrote waltzes and other dance songs. Strauss became a famous conductor. A "Galop" is a dance, named after a quick running horse. Strauss calls his piece, "Banditen-Galopp" (Galop of the Bandits). In Purple Magic, this piece comes alive as ice skaters have fun showing off their skills in our puppet show, "Skaters"!



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