Persischer Marsch

Persischer Marsch (Persian March), Op. 289, is a march in G minor composed by Johann Strauss II in the autumn of 1864. The composer conducted the first Viennese performance of the march in December 1864 at a festival concert in the Vienna Volksgarten to celebrate the 20th anniversary of his debut as a composer.[1] When Naser al-Din Shah Qajar, to whom Strauss had dedicated the march, visited Vienna for the 1873 Vienna World's Fair, a military band, unable to acquire the music for the authentic Persian anthem, instead played this march as a hymn for the Shah.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "Strauss II, J.: Edition – Vol. 22 (CD)". Naxos Records. Retrieved 29 December 2020.; "About this recording"

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