Monday, December 31, 2007

Ziehrer, Carl Michael


Austrian composer
(1842-1922)
Compser of operettas, and dance music. In his life time, he was one of the fiercest rivals of the Strauss family, especially Johann Strauss, Jr. and Eduard Strauss. Ziehrer was known as a military bandmaster, and was invited to perform at the World Exhibition in Chicago in 1893. He toured 41 German cities, finnaly returned to Vienna. He composed mainly operettas.

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