'Die Fledermaus', the third Johann Strauss operetta to be staged, opened at Vienna's 'Theater an der Wien' in 1874. The success of the work was assured from its first performance. A few months after the premiere, Johann Strauss already composed the eagerly-awaited dance pieces arranged from 'Die Fledermaus'. Among these was the 'Fledermaus-Quadrille', which provides the listener with an exhaustive tour of the rhythmical and melodic delights of this most celebrated of operettas. Dutch arranger Jos van de Braak transcribed this beautiful 'Fledermaus-Quadrille' for Symphonic Band.