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Emperor Waltzes, Op. 437, for String Quartet

Composer
Johann Strauss, Jr.
Year of composition
1889
Arranger
Lyricist
none
Difficulty
Difficult (Grades 7+)
Duration
13 minutes
Genre
Classical music
Instrumentation
String quartet
Instrumental parts
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