Two generations of genius are brought to life in this lavish eight-part British miniseries about one of the most talented musical families in history. THE STRAUSS FAMILY spans 85 years and chronicles the rise of Johann Strauss Sr. from his humble beginnings to becoming one of the most famous musicians in Europe. But at the height of his success a series of scandalous love affairs estrange him from his wife and prodigiously talented son Johann Jr. Father and son soon become fierce rivals in the musical and political worlds of nineteenth-century Austria. THE STRAUSS FAMILY follows the advancing career of the younger Strauss as he achieves even greater fame as Vienna s Waltz King celebrated even today for the Blue Danube waltz and Die Fledermaus.With a superb cast including Emmy-award winner actors Derek Jacobi (Anastezsi) and Jane Seymour (Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman) and glorious renditions of the Strauss s works by the London Symphony Orchestra THE STRAUSS FAMILY is a dramatic family saga of tragedy and triumph.

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