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Strauss(strous, shtrous), Johann Known as "the Elder." 1804-1849.
Austrian violinist and composer of waltzes and other works, notably Redetzky March (1848). His son Johann (1825-1899), known as "the Younger," is sometimes called "the Waltz King" and is best remembered for his numerous waltzes, such as "The Blue Danube" (1867).
Strauss(strous), Levi 1829-1902.
German-born American clothing manufacturer who developed heavy denim trousers and founded Levi Strauss and Company (1853).
Strauss(strous, shtrous), Richard 1864-1949.
German composer known chiefly for his symphonic poems, such as Don Quixote (1898), and his operas, including Salome (1905).
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Strauss(straʊs; German ʃtraus)
1. (Biography) David Friedrich (ˈdaːfɪt ˈfriːdrɪç). 1808–74, German Protestant theologian: in his Life of Jesus (1835–36) he treated the supernatural elements of the story as myth
2. (Biography) Johann (joˈhan). 1804–49, Austrian composer, noted for his waltzes
3. (Biography) his son, Johann, called the Waltz King. 1825–99, Austrian composer, whose works include The Blue Danube Waltz (1867) and the operetta Die Fledermaus (1874)
4. (Biography) Richard (ˈrɪçart). 1864–1949, German composer, noted esp for his symphonic poems, including Don Juan (1889) and Till Eulenspiegel (1895), his operas, such as Elektra (1909) and Der Rosenkavalier (1911), and his Four Last Songs (1948)
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1. Johann, 1804–49, Austrian composer.
2. his son Johann ( “The Waltz King” ), 1825–99, Austrian composer.
3. Ri•chard (ˈrɪx ɑrt) 1864–1949, German composer.
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|Noun||1.||Strauss - German composer of many operas; collaborated with librettist Hugo von Hoffmannsthal to produce several operas (1864-1949)|
|2.||Strauss - Austrian composer and son of Strauss the Elder; composed many famous waltzes and became known as the `waltz king' (1825-1899)|
|3.||Strauss - Austrian composer of waltzes (1804-1849)|
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