Strauss the Elder

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Noun1.Strauss the Elder - Austrian composer of waltzes (1804-1849)
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1804: Johann Strauss the Elder, composer of waltzes, was born in Vienna.
The cemetery is home to the graves of Beethoven, Johann Strauss the Elder and pop legend Falco.
Although the waltzes are early examples of the genre, dating back to a time when Strauss the elder and Joseph Lanner were developing the traditional Viennese waltz from the roots laid down by Haydn, Mozart, and Schubert, they sound remarkably more modern.