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The Strauss Family: 15 facts about Vienna's musical dynasty
Joseph Lanner was one of the earliest Viennese composers to reform the waltz from a simple peasant dance to something that even high society could enjoy. His Quartet expanded into a small string orchestra in 1824 and Lanner went on to be just as famous as his friend and musical rival Johann Strauss I.