by Johann Strauss
“ Pizzicato Polka ” Op. 449, is a polka composed by Johann Strauss II. It was written in 1892 for concerts to be given under Eduard Strauss in Hamburg. Strauss later inserted the work as a ballet between the second and third acts of his operetta Fürstin Ninetta [de] (Princess Ninetta).
The work is named Pizzicato Polka because the stringed instruments were plucked (pizzicato) throughout. There is also an old Pizzicato Polka [de] which Johann Strauss composed in 1869 with his brother Josef.