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Josef Strauss

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Im Fluge, Op.230, Polka for String Quartet

Josef Strauss (1827-1870) was the second of Johann Strauss Sr. He studied mechanical engineering, opposing his father's wish that he should enlist in the army, and embarked upon a career as an architectural draughtsman and foreman, in which field he soon distinguished himself. However, he eventually abandoned this career and became a full-time musician. A remarkably versatile, gifted and prolific composer, Johann Jr. often said: "Pepi (Josef's nickname) is the more gifted of us two; I am merely the more popular..." Josef left more than 300 original dances and marches. His pieces tend to be of a more serious character than those of his brother with his frequent use of minor keys which impart a wistful quality to his music.


Im Fluge, the title means in flight or on the wing, was composed in 1868 and quickly became one of his most popular works. Even today, it is often performed in Vienna. Like so many other composition, though originally for a small orchestra, arrangements for various chamber ensembles were quickly made so that it could be heard and played in the cafes of Vienna.


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