1825, Oct 251899, Jun 3
an Austrian composer of light music, particularly dance music and operettas. He composed over 500 waltzes, polkas, quadrilles, and other types of dance music, as well as several operettas and a ballet. In his lifetime, he was known as "The Waltz King", and was largely then responsible for the popularity of the waltz in Vienna during the 19th century.
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Jacques Offenbach
...later composers of the operetta genre, particularly Johann Strauss II. and Arthur Sullivan. His best-known works were...
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