Strauss: The King of 3/4 Time

Strauss: The King of 3/4 Time

Downloadable Video - 2017
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This is a film about Johann Strauss Jr., 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 responsible for the popularity of the waltz in Vienna during the 19th century. Inspired by "Tales from The Vienna Woods," "The Blue Danube," "Vienna Blood," "Roses from the South" and "Perpetual Motion," the city of Vienna was alive with music. But, all is not well with Johann Strauss Jr. (Michael Riley). He may be the toast of waltzing Vienna, but he is haunted by the constant pressure to outdo himself with each new composition and also by the memory of his late father, who, though a musician himself, disapproved of his son's musical ambitions. Nicholas (Derek Senft), a humble stable boy at the estate where Strauss takes refuge, has even more pressing concerns. He's fearful of his brutal stepfather and feels he has nowhere to turn for help. To their surprise, the composer and the boy find in one another solace from their trials and discover the healing bond of trust. Together they embark on a collaboration that will be music to the world's ears... Winner of the "Seal of Quality" from the Family Channel.
Publisher: [San Francisco, California, USA] :, Kanopy Streaming,, 2017
Victory Studios,, 1995
Characteristics: 1 online resource (streaming video file) (49 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
Additional Contributors: Kanopy (Firm)
Victory Studios (Firm)

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