By the Beautiful Blue Danube Opus 314
Johann Strauss (II)

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The highest of 2 entries for Strauss II in the Ultimate Hall of Fame. This peaked at number 57 in 2011.

By the Beautiful Blue Danube demonstrates that Johann Strauss the younger deserved his nickname 'King of the Waltz'. Given its popularity today, it's surprising to consider that By the Beautiful Blue Danube was by no means an instant hit. This piece of music, so indelibly linked with the city of Vienna, first found favour in Paris after Viennese audiences had slightly turned their noses up at it.