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The Strauss Family: 15 facts about Vienna's musical dynasty
Lanner placed Johann Strauss I in command of a second smaller orchestra which he formed as a result of the success of the parent orchestra. In 1825, Strauss realized he could emulate Lanner’s success as well as putting an end to his financial struggles. He formed his own band and began to write music.