miercuri, 20 mai 2015

Johann Strauss II,Austrian composer - Antique Unused Austrian Artist Portrait Postcard, ca. 1900, Bruder Kohn


Johann Strauss II,Austrian composer - Antique Unused Austrian Artist Portrait Postcard, ca. 1900, Bruder Kohn
Johann Strauss II (October 25, 1825 – June 3, 1899),  was an Austrian composer of light music, particularly dance music and operettas. He composed over 500 waltzespolkasquadrilles, and other types of dance music, as well as several operettas and a ballet. In his lifetime, he was known as "The Waltz King", and was largely then responsible for the popularity of the waltz in Vienna during the 19th century.
Strauss had two younger brothers, Josef and Eduard Strauss, who became composers of light music as well, although they were never as well known as their elder brother.
Some of Johann Strauss' most famous works include "The Blue Danube", "Kaiser-Walzer", "Tales from the Vienna Woods", and the "Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka". Among his operettas, Die Fledermaus and Der Zigeunerbaron are the best known.
Antique unused, unposted condition, with some minor edge and corner wear from age and storage, it measures 5.5 x 3.5 in. (approx. 14cm x 9cm). Printed in Austria, the copyright is B. K. W. I (Bruder Kohn/Kohn Brothers) and numbered 871/33. Established in 1898 by three brothers, Solomon, Adolpf and Alfred, and known for their art cards, the brothers were deported in 1942, perishing in 1938 at Auschwitz. Minna Pixner, Solomon's daughter, escaped to England and reestablished the family business in 1949
Price - $ 10.00