The Best of Strauss: A Classical Music Playlist

Looking for the perfect classical music playlist to help you relax or focus? Look no further than this collection of Strauss’ best works, selected by our experts.


There are few classical composers as popular or as timeless as Johann Strauss II. Born in 1825 in Austria, Strauss was a proficient composer and violinist who is best known for his waltzes. His music has been performed all over the world and continues to be enjoyed by classical music lovers of all ages.

If you’re looking for a playlist of Strauss’s best work, look no further! We’ve compiled some of his most iconic pieces, ranging from cheerful waltzes to playful polkas. Whether you’re a longtime fan of Strauss or just discovering his music, we hope you enjoy this selection of his finest work.

The Best of Johann Strauss I

The Best of Johann Strauss I is a compilation album by Johann Strauss I, released in 2000. It is a 2-CD set that features some of his most famous works, including “Radetzky March”, “Blue Danube Waltz”, and “Tales from the Vienna Woods”.

The Best of Johann Strauss II

Born in Vienna in 1804, Johann Strauss II was the most famous composer of dance music in his era. His waltzes, polkas, and other lighthearted works were wildly popular and remain so to this day. Here are some of our favorite Strauss tunes to help you waltz your way into the weekend!

-The Blue Danube Waltz
-Voices of Spring Waltz
-Tales from the Vienna Woods Waltz
-An der schönen blauen Donau (The Blue Danube) Waltz
-Artist’s Life Waltz

The Best of Johann Strauss III

Johann Strauss III was an Austrian composer who specialized in lighthearted, catchy melodies. He is best known for his waltzes, which were often used in Viennese balls and dance halls. Many of his waltzes were based on popular songs of the day, and he frequently wrote adaptations for specific occasions. His most famous waltzes include “The Blue Danube,” “Tales from the Vienna Woods,” ” Emperor’s Hymn” and “The Radetzky March.”

The Best of Eduard Strauss

Eduard Strauss was born in Vienna in 1835 to the well-known family of Johann Strauss Sr., “The Waltz King.” Eduard’s lighthearted personality and musicality earned him the nickname “The Smiling Cavalier.” While Johann Sr. and his brother Josef were known for their waltzes, Eduard became famous for his polkas. His most successful polka, “Pizzicato,” was composed in 1869 and was played all over Europe. Eduard Strauss continued to compose and perform until his retirement in 1911. He died in 1916.

This playlist features some of Eduard Strauss’s best known works, including “Pizzicato,” “Roses from the South,” and the “Blue Danube Waltz.” Whether you’re a fan of classical music or just looking to add some new pieces to your collection, you’re sure to enjoy this selection of Strauss’s best work.


We hope you enjoyed our classical music playlist! If you’re a fan of Strauss, be sure to check out our other playlists featuring his work. And if you’re new to classical music, we hope this has been a helpful introduction. Thanks for listening!

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