Johann Strauss II


Op. 281 • “Excursion Train”

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In the 1850s in Vienna the elegant Polka française and the lively Schnell-Polka developed, the second of these influenced by the fast galop. The polka was very popular in the late nineteenth century and examples were penned by nearly every major composer of dance music, performed by almost all military bands, and distr... read more