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Events 2024

Tanz-Signale Strauss Symposium 2024
This year’s Tanz-Signale (Dance Signals, the title of the waltz op. 218 by Johann Strauss I) symposium, organised by the Vienna Institute for Strauss Research (see, will be held from 14 to 17 March. The main venue will be the Casino Zögernitz in Vienna. The building, which dates from the 1830s and has now been completely restored and renovated, saw performances by Lanner, the Strausses, and Ziehrer. It is now home to the House of Strauss Museum ( In the run-up to the Johann Strauss Festival Year 2025, the topic of the symposium is ‘Strauss and Vienna’. In addition to a programme of lectures, mostly in German, on Friday 15th and Saturday 16th, there will, as usual, be other supporting events. These include the ‘Strauss Colloquium’ on the evening of Thursday 14th and a Schrammel music matinée on Sunday 17th, as well as a concert with commentary by staff and students in the Vivaldi Room of the MUK, the Music University of the City of Vienna, on the morning of Friday 15th. All events are open to the public without the need for registration.
Leigh Bailey

Baden Bei Wien
Programmes to be found HERE 

Summer operetta season Bad Ischl 2024
Programmes to be found HERE 

Radio BR Klassic continues with its weekly operetta programmes available online HERE and a diary of stage performances in Germany, Austria and Switzerland can be found HERE

Radio ORF 1 continues with their series 'Apropos Operette' HERE

News on recordings

Volume 28 in the series of CDs from the Ziehrer Stiftung was released in 2023, and Volume 29 will be released in 2024. The Society has copies of the whole series in stock.

Marco Polo’s Eduard Strauss Vol.3 will be released by Naxos very early in 2024.
This will be followed shortly after by Fučik rarities. Both CDs continue from previous projects between the Johann Strauss Society of Great Britain and Naxos with the same orchestra.  Another future release of rare ballet music by Josef Bayer conducted by Dario Salvi is also scheduled for a later release.

There will be a new CD with works by Labitzky on the CPO label, still not yet released. This will be followed by a future release with works by Siegfried Translateur. There are also plans for a CD with works by Oscar Fetras.

Two recent CDs on CPO with mainly overtures by Paul Lincke:
CPO 555428-2: Paul Lincke: Overtures, Vol. 1
CPO 555448-2: Paul Lincke: Overtures, Vol. 2
Click HERE and HERE for more information

British Light Music Society

This Society publicises Light Music events in the UK. See HERE

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