1 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) First editions.

  1. Paul Löwenberg collection of music by the Johann Strauss and Joseph Lanner families, 1825-1929

    approximately 1,636 items. 77 containers. 26 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Johann Strauss Sr. and Joseph Lanner have been dubbed the "waltz kings" for their significant contributions as composers of popular dance music during the nineteenth century. They transformed the music of a simple country dance into one that graced ballrooms around the world, laying the foundation for their sons to continue their work and further develop the waltz as a musical form. This collection primarily consists of first edition printed scores for piano works published by the two composers and their sons Johann Strauss Jr., Josef Strauss, Eduard Strauss, and August Lanner.