Blue Danube...Artist's Life...Emperor Waltz...Tales of Vienna Woods.
Amid the sparkling wine, glittering chandeliers, brilliant uniforms and lovely women of Vienna's golden age, Johann Strauss I gave birth to the Viennese waltz.
His buoyant music presided over the bourgeois comfort of the times and made him a popular idol, hailed by the public and fellow musicians alike. Its indestructible charm survived the revolution of 1848 and in the city of the waltz Johann Strauss II was uncrowned king. Ably assisted by his brothers Josef and Eduard, he carried on his father's tradition, spreading the unique joy of his music all over the world.
This is the fascinating story of an extraordinary talented family who, though often divided by love and politics, were closely united in their music.