A well-known music critic and authority on modern music (see P. 362 for report on his Men of Popular Music -- Ziff-Davis) here captures the very essence of ight heartedness, romance, caprice and lovely music. This is the story of the waltz king, and of Vienna in her days of glamour, of a life divorced from reality, though its ws are duly recorded. It's the story of an idel of the Viennese , of his life -- 185-1899, son of a father, himself a musician, who had small use for his son's talents, and of a mother who gave him his chance -- a gesture which split the family sunder. But Johann Junior was soon able to support the family, and wont on from triumph to triumph. Written in three quarter time -- in tune with the subject.