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).