Josef Franz Karl Lanner (12 April 1801 – 14 April 1843) was an Austrian dance music composer. He was best remembered as one of the earliest Viennese composers to reform the waltz from a simple peasant dance to something that even the highest society could enjoy, either as an accompaniment to the dance, or for the music's own sake.
Eduard Strauss (15 March 1835 – 28 December 1916) was an Austrian composer who, together with brothers Johann Strauss II and Josef Strauss formed the Strauss musical dynasty. The family dominated the Viennese light music world for decades, creating many waltzes and polkas for Austrian emperors and their courtiers. He was affectionately known in his family as 'Edi'.
Quatuor Antarès is a French Quartet which is pairing the string quartets of Le Chevalier de Saint-Georges and those of Mozart from similar periods, on the same CDs. Three CDs are available on the Integral Classic label.
Pinchas Zukerman (Hebrew: פנחס צוקרמן, born July 16, 1948) is a noted Israeli violinist, violist, and conductor who was appointed Music Director of Ottawa's National Arts Centre Orchestra in April 1998.