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Recording details: December 1999
St George's, Brandon Hill, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Tony Faulkner
Release date: November 2000
Total duration: 3 minutes 17 seconds
'Played with a controlled panache that adds extra fizz to the music’s already infectious gaiety' (Classic FM Magazine)
'The Gaudier Ensemble regularly wins rave reviews here and elsewhere. This disc easily sustains their reputation as ideal in every way. Sad must be the soul who would not be enchanted by this release' (Fanfare, USA)
The younger Johann’s Scherz Polka (‘Joke Polka’) was first heard at the Sperl ballroom just a couple of months after the elder Johann’s death. The title refers not to any specific joke but to the general playfulness of the composition.
Die Scherz-Polka von Johann (Sohn) war nur wenige Monate nach dem Tod von Johann (Vater) erstmals im Ballsaal Sperl zu hören. Der Titel bezieht sich nicht auf einen bestimmten Scherz, sondern auf die allgemeine Verspieltheit der Komposition.