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The Johann Strauss Family – A Tour of Britain

Wed 30 Mar 2016 @ 9:00 - 16:00

£50.00

The Strauss (Waltz King) family were so numerous that it is sometimes impossible to be certain which one wrote which tunes. Father Johann was sufficiently astute to tour England with his orchestra cashing in on Queen Victoria’s coronation celebrations. They gave concerts in a different location every night (except s) from August to November. We not only know the name of every city but even the hotel in which they stayed. Brahms was a great admirer of his son, Johann II (Blue Danube), who in turn visited this country in 1867, though with a much less gruelling schedule. The waltzes were all written for specific occasions; thus Covent Garden Waltz and Annen-Polka (in honour of Anna, Victoria’s first born).



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Date:
Wed 30 Mar 2016
Time:
9:00 - 16:00
Cost:
£50.00
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Organiser

Dillington
Phone:
01460 258 648
Email:
dillington@somerset.gov.uk
Website:
http://www.leisurecourses.net/organiser/dillington-house/

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Season
Spring 2016
Tutors
Eric Wetherell

Venue

Dillington
Dillington House
Ilminster, Somerset TA19 9DT United Kingdom
Phone:
01460 258 648