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Karl Michael Ziehrer
Ziehrer studied music at the Vienna Conservatory, and began his career as a conductor in 1863. He was also a bandmaster. He was one of the musical rivals of Johann Strauss II, another composer of light music in Vienna.
Some of Ziehrer's most well-known pieces of music are the Weaner Mad'ln and Wiener Bürger waltzes, and the Schönfeld March.
Ziehrer died in 1922.
- "Johann Strauss Society: Carl Michael Ziehrer". Johann Strauss Society of Great Britain. http://www.johann-strauss.org.uk/composers/index.php3?content=ziehrer-short. Retrieved 2008-11-07.