Monday, January 28, 2013

Ziehrer, Karl Michael

Karl Michael Ziehrer(1842-1922), Austrian composer of operetta and dance music. In his life time, he was one of the fiercest rivals of Strauss family, especially Johann Strauss Jr. and Edward 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. He composed mainly operettas.

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