Set during the romance and revolution of Vienna in the early 19th century, The Strauss Dynasty captures the rich tapestry of betrayal and greed that underscored the lives and legacy of music's finest family.
Amidst the bustle of the booming capital, two gifted but young violinists meet and become friends: the fiery passionate Johann Strauss, and the moody, sensitive Joseph Lanner. But friendship quickly leads to rivalry and hatred as the two musical savants are corrupted by ambition and greed and torn apart by jealousy and the Machiavellian exploits of Anna, a headstrong young woman who recognises in Johann Strauss an unbridled talent in need of a strong guiding hand.
The Strauss Dynasty is the story of Johann Strauss and his sons; their music and the unforgettable waltzes which gained fame among royalty and commoner alike. Spread over four feature Length episodes, this epic history, filmed against the backdrop of Austria's breathtaking locations with an all-star cast, seamlessly incorporates a sense of intimacy with the grandeur and beauty of Strauss’ timeless music.