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Strauss, Richard. Suppe, Franz von. As one of the most active conductors in China, he has also cooperated with major orchestras in the country, such as China National Symphony Orchestra, China Philharmonic Orchestra and Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, and has attended a number of important festivals, contests and concerts. He has conducted performances of many classic symphonic works by famous Chinese and foreign composers and contemporary works, including the symphonic poem Pines of Rome by Respighi, Symphony No.
As an enthusiastic advocator and supporter of Chinese contemporary music creation, TAN has conducted the premiere of over new works by Chinese composers. In , he conducted the premiere of Piano Concerto No. In , the orchestra performed 18 concerts in eight countries in 26 days, winning wide acclaim. In October the same year, the orchestra made a two-week tour in America for the first time, and attended the Festival Internacional Cervantino in Mexico.
Later, it gave performance at Carnegie Hall. TAN Lihua has conducted nearly 1, concerts in many major cities of China. Since , he has taken part in planning Beijing New Year concert. Strauss had an astute business mind which he utilised to the fullest. After establishing his first orchestra prior to his father's death, he founded many others to be supplied to various entertainment establishments such as the 'Sperl' ballroom as well as the 'Apollo' where he dedicated appropriately titled pieces to commemorate the first performances there.
Later, he accepted commissions to play in Russia for the Archduke Michael and Tsar Alexander II especially in Pavlovsk where a new railway line was built. When the commissions became too much to be handled by him alone, he sought to promote his younger brothers Josef and Eduard to deputise in his absence from either poor health or an impossible commission. In , he was even confined to a sanatorium to recuperate as he was suffering from shivering fits and neuralgia. Anxious that the family business that she so lovingly nurtured would be ruined, mother Anna helped persuade a reluctant Josef to take over the helm of the Strauss Orchestra.
The Viennese welcomed both brothers eventually and Johann even once admitted that 'Josef was the more talented of the two of us, I'm merely the more popular. The highlight of the Strauss triumvirate was displayed in the concert of 'Perpetual Music' in s where his aptly titled 'Perpetuum Mobile' musical joke op. At around the same time, the three Strauss brothers also organised many musical activities during their concerts at the Vienna Volksgarten where the audience would be able to participate.
For example, a new piece would be played and the audience would be asked to guess who the composer was as the placards would only announce the piece as written by a 'Strauss' followed by question mark punctuations. The polka also underwent development from a Bohemian peasant dance in the s to one which generated interest in serious musical societies in Vienna. The Strauss family was not without its rivals. Although the most sought-after composer of dance music was Johann Strauss II in the s to the s, stiff competition was present in the form of Karl Michael Ziehrer and Emile Waldteufel whom the latter was commanding in his position in Paris.
Ziehrer would eventually eclipse the Strauss family after Johann and Josef's deaths and posed more than a challenge to the superiority of Eduard. The German operetta composer Offenbach who made his name in Paris also posed a challenge to Strauss in the operetta field.
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He was much admired by prominent composers of the day, including Richard Wagner who once admitted that he admired the waltz Wein, Weib und Gesang op. Other admirers include the famous Richard Strauss who, when writing his Rosenkavalier waltzes said 'How could I forget the laughing genius of Vienna? Strauss' operettas, however, have not had as much enduring success as have his dance pieces: and much of the success was reserved for Die Fledermaus and Der Zigeunerbaron. This has been attributed to the fact that Strauss was once considered to lack dramatic and theatrical sense, although his musical prowess was never questioned.
The result was a welter of fine music drawn from themes of his lukewarm operettas of which 'Cagliostro-Walzer' op. His gift was evident especially in instrumentation but his apparent lack of dramatic sense has led many 'serious music' enthusiasts to dismiss his works as mere 'light music'. In fact, for his third and most successful operetta of all time, Die Fledermaus , music critics of Vienna prophesied that his work would only be a 'motif of waltz and polka melodies'.
Nonetheless, his fiercest critic and ironically a strong supporter, Eduard Hanslick wrote at the time of Strauss 's death in that his demise would signify the end of the last happy times in Vienna.
It is to be noted that most of the Strauss works that we are all familiar with today may have existed in a near negligible different form as conceived by Johann Strauss II and his brothers as Eduard Strauss destroyed a great amount of original Strauss orchestral archives in a furnace manufacturer in Vienna 's Mariahilf district in The Johann Strauss societies around the world have, however painstakingly pieced together a large body of these destroyed works and allowed many generations after to appreciate and love the waltzes and polkas of the famed Strauss family.
Such was the popularity of the music of the Strauss family that Eduard Strauss, then the only surviving brother, took this drastic precaution to prevent Strauss works from being openly claimed as another composer's own. This may have also been fuelled by the intense rivalry between the other popular waltz and march composer, Karl Michael Ziehrer. Strauss' music is now regularly performed at the annual Neujahrskonzert of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra , thanks to the efforts of the late Clemens Krauss who performed a special all-Strauss programme in with the established orchestra.
Many distinguished Strauss interpreters include Willy Boskovsky who carried on the 'Vorgeiger' tradition of conducting with violin in hand as is the Strauss family custom as well as the famous Herbert von Karajan and the opera conductor Riccardo Muti. Johann Strauss II died from pneumonia in Vienna in at the age of 74 and was buried there in the Zentralfriedhof. Johann Strauss II biography.
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