Pizzicato Polka - Johann Strauss

Pizzicato Polka
(Johann Strauss)

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Pizzicato Polka
by Johann Strauss

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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.