Radetzky March
Johann Strauss (I)


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The Radetzky March was composed in 1848 and is so named because of its dedication to Field Marshal Radetzky, a senior member of the Austrian army who successfully led an assault in Italy that same year.

Nowadays, the piece is rarely heard without incessant clapping over the top; it's always played to end the famous New Year's day concert in Vienna, with the audience encouraged to applaud the arrival of another year.