Hyperion Records

Scherz-Polka, Op 72
composer
1849

Recordings
'Strauss Dances' (CDA67169)
Strauss Dances
Details
Track 12 on CDA67169 [3'17] Archive Service

Scherz-Polka, Op 72
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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.

from notes by Andrew Lamb © 2000

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