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Strauss The King of Three-Quarter Time DVD

Strauss : The King of Three-Quarter Time

The waltz was all the rage in 1860s Europe, and composer Johann Strauss Jr. was the known as the “King of Three-Quarter Time.” In this video from HBO’s composer series, Strauss, played by Michael Riley, is stressed by the pressure of outdoing himself with each new composition and the memory of his late father’s disapproval of his music. Retreating to a country estate, Strauss meets Nicholas, a stable boy who is brutally abused by his stepfather. Together, the two find the strength to overcome their emotional and physical scars and collaborate on music that will thrill generations to come. Designed to introduce children to classical music and composers, the video features music from Strauss’ “Tales from the Vienna Woods,” “The Blue Danube,” “Vienna Blood,” “Roses from the South,” “Perpetual Motion,” and “Explosions Polka.” Highly recommended for ages 8 to 12. ~ Heather M. Fierst, Rovi

Additional Information

Technical Details

Closed Captioned, Color, Digital Sound, Dolby, Full Length, Full Screen, NTSC


English, Spanish, French


Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only)

Aspect Ratio


Number of Discs


Run Time

51 minutes


Biography, Composers, Drama, Family


Kit Hood


Derek Senft, Jill Frappier, Kate Trotter, Micheal Riley, Peter James Haworth


Devine Ent. Corp.

Release Date

May 28, 2002


G (General Audience)