Ozawa received a standing ovation from the audience of more than 2,000 after finishing his last encore ''Radetzky March,'' a classical music favorite by Johann Strauss I
. The annual event honors the Strauss family of composers.
The repertoire combined music by popular Italian composers Giuseppe Verdi, Giacomo Puccini, Pietro Mascagni, Gioachini Rossini and Ottorino Respighi, along with Austrian composers Franz von Suppe, Franz Lehar, Johann Strauss I
and Johann Strauss II.
The concert always includes pieces from the Strauss family - Johann Strauss I
, Johann Strauss II, Josef Strauss and Eduard Strauss - with occasional additional music from other composers.
But as Johann Strauss I
, a one-time street busker violinist, developed a dancing band, thewaltz truly took off.
Strauss the elder, Johann Strauss I
, developed the style and form of the waltz that audiences know and love today.