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Johann Strauss

Johan Strauss Jr.’s music remains incredibly popular. His famous Blue Danube Waltz is the most licensed classical music track in our library beating even Vivaldi’s Four Seasons in popularity. Its most famous use as soundtrack is as the main motif in the 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey by Stanley Kubrick. More recently, it’s been used in The Book Thief (2013) and episodes of the Simpsons, SpongeBob SquarePants and Boardwalk Empire. It’s so well known that it can get put into a comedy scene for kitsch value or play against a slapstick or mock violent scene.

Blue Danube Waltz

The Blue Danube Waltz was an immediate hit for Johan Strauss Jr. The orchestral version was first performed at the Paris Worlds Fair of 1867 and was hugely successful. The popularity continues to this day. This recording of the Blue Danube Waltz is our most licensed...

Egyptian March

Egyptian March Op. 335. Composer: Johan Strauss Jr. (1825 – 1899)

Wiener Blut

Wiener Blut – Waltz for Orchestra Op. 354. Composer: Johan Strauss Jr. (1825 – 1899). There are several sections to this piece. The most famous melody initially begins around the 50-second mark of this recording and continues to be gorgeously embellished...