Marble Surface

August Lanner

Vergiss Mein Nicht, Polka, Op. 27

Arr. CPE Strauss

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My orchestration from the Spina piano score of this polka by August Lanner.

It was first performed in May 1854 at the Brauhaus Landstrasse.

It’s a bit of an oddity. All of the changes in tempo are in the score, which begs the question – Did conductors of polkas generally pull the tempo about this much and Lanner just wrote the tempo changes in the score this time, or is it a genuine oddity to make the dancers fall over?