We're delighted to say that John Suchet's brilliant new book The Last Waltz: The Strauss Dynasty and Vienna by John Suchet, published on 3 September, hit the Sunday Times bestseller list at no. 8 this weekend!
This is the story of how the Strauss family took Europe by storm during the nineteenth century. The Last Waltz is an incredible story of musical innovation and family rivalry, set against the changing times of the Austro-Hungarian empire. Through the personal and political chaos, the Strauss family continued to compose waltzes to which the Viennese – anxious to forget their troubles – danced and drank champagne, as their country hurtled towards the First World War, and oblivion.
For history buffs and classical music aficionados alike, The Last Waltz will be a must-read this Christmas.