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Scherz-Polka, Op 72


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

La Scherz-Polka (« Polka du badinage ») de Johann II fut créée à la sale de bal du Sperl deux mois seulement après la mort de Johann I. Le titre fait allusion à l’espièglerie générale du morceau.

extrait des notes rédigées par Andrew Lamb © 2000
Français: Hypérion

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.

aus dem Begleittext von Andrew Lamb © 2000
Deutsch: Anne Steeb/Bernd Müller


Strauss Dances
CDA67169Archive Service


Track 12 on CDA67169 [3'17] Archive Service

Track-specific metadata for CDA67169 track 12

Recording date
16 December 1999
Recording venue
St George's, Brandon Hill, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Tony Faulkner
Hyperion usage
  1. Strauss Dances (CDA67169)
    Disc 1 Track 12
    Release date: November 2000
    Deletion date: January 2012
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