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At Last The Much Talked Of Viennese

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Orchestra with Kdward Strauss ts leader, have arrived at New York for a six moiitlig conceit tour in America. Tlie law recently enncted by Congress restralning the landing of "laborers, meclianics or artisiins" under contract, had led sorae musical organizations to interfere with the coming hither of tbo band. But public spirit soou turned to the contrary when there could be no doubt as to tlie orchestra's being a company of artists and nothing more stood in their way, lince the law exempts trom ita provisions "professional BOtore, arlists, lecturers and singers." Edward is the youngest of Joliaun Strauss' tlirce sons. Johann Strauss who oiganized the Strauss orchestra in Vienna in 1823, is the composer wlio created the modern waltz out of the oid íerman dance in six steps. Bdwnrd enrered upan the regular course at. tli1; Gymnasium, desirous of devoting liims li'to the diplomatic profession. 1 1 is luve for music led Ilim to abandon liis studies Ht the univentcy. Be first apeared as Harp Virtuoso and tn 1803 be3ame conductor of the Strauss orchestra, bis Urotlier Juseph atterniiUog wltb hun until 1870, when he (lied. Siuce then Edward ir, been ts sole leader and with lii orchestra has visited tlie greater part of Europe acliteving wonderful success. His engagement in London in 1880 at the concert of the Soulb Keusington Exporition hroujrht lilm the liighest lionors. In 1Ü71 he was mude íluic Director of the Court BalU of the Emperor of Austiin, and is the third memher of bis farnily to hold this distinguished position. He is Cominancler, Offleor and Knight of :en orders of the dlflerent sovereigna of Europe besides posessing personal decorations from nearly all of the European rulers. The excellence of the orcheatra wlikh has niíiintained its existence for G7 years bas been acknowledged by Richard VVagner, Meyerbeer and many other iiusicians and composers of renown. The lllu&trous Strauss famüy have creitt'd 1,400 composltlou8 an; the classics of the dance.


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