Johann Strauss II

Neue Pizzicato Polka

polkaNeue Pizzicato Polka (German for New 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 (Princess Ninetta).

The work is named Pizzicato Polka because the stringed instruments were plucked (pizzicato) throughout.  There is also a Pizzicato Polka which Johann Strauss composed in 1869 with his brother Josef.

Neue pizzicato
Fuerstin Ninetta, op.449
Johann Strauss II


Johann Strauss
Vienna Philharmonic Women´s Orchestra



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