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Track(s) taken from CDH55477



New London Orchestra, Ronald Corp (conductor)
Recording details: July 1997
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Martin Compton
Engineered by Tony Faulkner
Release date: January 1998
Total duration: 2 minutes 45 seconds

Cover artwork: The Ball Supper (detail) (1878) by Adolph von Menzel (1815-1905)


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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

Aîné des trois fils du fondateur de la dynastie, Johann Ier, Johann Strauss II (1825–1899) dirigea son propre orchestre durant un quart de siècle avant de se retirer pour se consacrer à la composition d’opérettes. Sa Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka («Polka du bavardage»), date de 1858. Elle tire son nom d’un hebdomadaire satirique viennois, et la ligne mélodique caquetante véhicule admirablement l’impression d’habitants du coin s’échangeant les tout derniers potins.

extrait des notes rédigées par Andrew Lamb © 1998
Français: Hypérion

Der älteste Sohn von Johann des Ersten, des Gründers der Strauß-Dynastie, Johann Strauss der Jüngere (1825–1899), leitete für ein Vierteljahrhundert sein eigenes Orchester, bevor er sich zur Ruhe setzte und sich der Komposition von Operetten widmete. Seine Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka ist von 1858. Ihr Name stammt von einem wöchentlichen Wiener Satireblatt, und die schnatternde Melodienlinie vermittelt auf bewundernswerte Weise den Eindruck der lokalen Bevölkerung beim Austausch des neuesten Tratsches.

aus dem Begleittext von Andrew Lamb © 1998
Deutsch: Michael Stoffl

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