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Josef Strauss (August 20, 1827 - July 22, 1870) was an Austrian composer. He was fondly referred to as 'Pepi' by his family and close friends.

The son of Johann Strauss I and brother of Johann Strauss II and Eduard Strauss, he was born in Vienna. He worked initially as an engineer and designer before joining the family orchestra in the 1850s. His academic achievements at an early age do not point to him being a…

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  • Plenty of love for Johann Strauss, Jr., not enough love for Josef Strauss. Johann once said of him: "Pepi [Josef] is the more gifted of us two; I am merely the more popular..."

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