Music: Waltzer No. 3

A century ago quadrilles and cotillions went out of vogue and every café orchestra in Vienna played its music in three-four time because a nervous little man named Johann Strauss had started writing irresistible waltz tunes. He conducted his own compositions while he fiddled bewitchingly at the head of his band. If Johann Strauss fathered the Viennese waltz, his son Johann II (Blue Danube), who was also an expert violinist-conductor, reared it to an historic state of world-wide popularity.*

Up in Manhattan last week popped a Johann Strauss III on his way to Chicago to conduct a 45-piece waltz orchestra at...

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