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Strauss Family, The

1 9 7 2 (UK)
12 x episodes

The Strauss Family was ATV’s enchanting twelve-part drama about the private lives of the father and son composers of 19th-century Vienna.

The family’s history was certainly the stuff of good soap opera. Johann Sr. was a famous composer and the toast of Vienna, but he was gradually being overshadowed by his ambitious son, who wrote such immortal melodies as the Blue Danube Waltz and Tales from the Vienna Woods.

Father and son clashed not only over musical prestige but over politics, women, and just about everything else, and Johann Sr’ s wife, Anna, was torn between the two.

Eventually, she left Johann Sr. to his mistress, Emilie, and devoted her full attention to aiding Johann Jr’s growing career.

Romance, deaths, unfaithful lovers, and great political struggles swept through this epic, along with dozens of cast members, including Eric Woofe, Stuart Wilson and Tony Anholt.

Music was provided by members of the London Symphony Orchestra.

The series aired in the US as a seven-part mini-series

Johann Strauss Jr
Stuart Wilson
Anna Strauss
Anne Stallybrass
Emilie Trampusch
Barbara Ferris
Domnayer 
Christopher Benjamin
Amon 
Jeffrey Segal
Johann Strauss
Eric Woofe
Eduard 
Tony Anholt
Karoline 
Jane Seymour
Annele 
Deborah Linton
Therese 
Carolyn Keston
Reichmann 
Max Latimer
Annele 
Hilary Hardiman
Adele Deutsch
Lynn Farleigh
Hetti 
Margaret Whiting
Therese 
Amanda Walker
Hirsch 
David de Keyser
Brahms 
Laurence Carter
Liebrock 
Tim Wylton
Edi 
Garry Miller
Josef Strauss
Louis Selwyn
Josef Lanner
Derek Jacobi
Lili Dietrich
Georgina Hale
Schlumberger
Geoffrey Bayldon

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