Item #39674 Autograph musical quotation from An der schönen, blauen Donau (The Blue Danube Waltz), op. 314, signed in full. Johann STRAUSS, Jr.

Autograph musical quotation from An der schönen, blauen Donau (The Blue Danube Waltz), op. 314, signed in full

3 measures notated in black ink on an album leaf, 110 x 176 mm. Dated 22 July 1886.

Browned; remnants of former mount to verso with resulting lightening to corners and central area of recto; light vertical crease; small stain to blank upper inner corner.

"Johann, together with Josef Strauss, held sway over Vienna’s dance-music scene from the late 1850s until the latter’s death in 1870. Demand for their services reached a peak during the annual carnival ‘campaign’, when they were expected to compose dedications for the great corporation balls and those of the various faculties at Vienna University. During much of this time which, significantly, coincided with Johann’s most fruitful period as a dance music composer (manifested especially in his waltzes Reiseabenteuer op.227, Accellerationen op.234, Morgenblätter op.279, An der schönen, blauen Donau op.314, Künstler-Leben op.316, Geschichten aus dem Wienerwald op.325 and Wein, Weib und Gesang! op.333), the brothers engaged in fraternal rivalry, each responding to a master work by the other with one of his own. By the mid-1860s Johann had established himself as Europe’s leading composer of dance music." Peter Kemp in Grove Music Online

An attractive quotation from one of the most famous of all waltzes.

Item #39674

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