Franz Amon

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Franz Amon was the lead violinist and concertmaster of the dance orchestra of Johann Strauss I.[1]

As the elder Strauss was against a musical career for his sons, Amon was contracted secretly by Anna Strauss to teach her son Johann Strauss II, to play the violin.[1][2] Johann paid for the lessons by giving piano lessons to other students.[2][3]


  1. ^ a b Greene, David Mason (1985). Greene's Biographical Encyclopedia of Composers. Ohio, USA: Reproducing Piano Roll Foundation. p. 1348. ISBN 9780385142786. 
  2. ^ a b Cruise, Bernadette (9 January 1994). "The Strauss boys had to support mother and family.". The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995). Retrieved 1 December 2013. 
  3. ^ Wechsberg, Joseph (1973). The waltz emperors: the life and times and music of the Strauss family. Weidenfeld and Nicolson. p. 272.