Die Fledermaus
Johann Strauss (II)

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This is the only entry for Strauss II in the Ultimate Hall of Fame. This has appeared in the chart 17 times across the two decades and reached its highest position of 185 in both 2011 and 2013.

Die Fledermaus, Johann Strauss' most famous operetta, is primarily loved for what happens before anyone sets foot on the stage: the eight-minute Overture. Translating literally as 'The Bat', Die Fledermaus was written over a two-year period from 1873 and is entirely frivolous in nature. Strauss himself was at the podium for the very first performance of Die Fledermaus.

Flying Fox by Vincent van Gogh (1886).