Johann Strauss I
Salon, Polka, Op. 161, Arr. CPE Strauss
Arr. CPE Strauss
My orchestration for small orchestra of the piano score of this polka by Johann Strauss I. The “small orchestra” bit is to allow comparison with his son’s Herzenslust Polka, Op. 3 which I did a while ago. The two pieces were written within a few months of each other.
I think this polka still has a Czech rather than Viennese feel to it. I kept thinking of Smetana.
Apart from the Radetzky March, this polka was one of my earliest introductions to the music of Johann Strauss I as I had the lovely Boskovsky recording. Unfortunately, it took me a while to realise this as the recording had the piece credited to Johann Strauss II. The reissues still do!