Hyperion Records

Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka
composer
1858

Recordings
'European Light Music Classics' (CDH55477)
European Light Music Classics
Pre-order CD by post £5.50 CDH55477  Helios (Hyperion's budget label) 3 November 2014 Release  
Details
Track 4 on CDH55477 [2'45] Helios (Hyperion's budget label) 3 November 2014 Release

Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka
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Eldest of the three sons of the dynasty’s founder Johann I, the younger Johann Strauss (1825–1899) directed his own orchestra for a quarter of a century before retiring to concentrate on the composition of operettas. His Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka (‘Chit-Chat Polka’) dates from 1858. It takes its name from a weekly Viennese satirical journal, and the chattering melodic line admirably conveys the impression of local people exchanging the latest gossip.

from notes by Andrew Lamb © 1998

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