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Johann Strauss II (or Johann Strauss the Younger, or Johann Strauss Jr.) (October 25, 1825 – June 3, 1899) was an Austrian and German composer known especially for his waltzes, such as The Blue Danube.
Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka, Op. 214 (also known as "Trish Trash Polka"), is a polka written by Johann Strauss II in 1858 after a successful tour of Russia where he performed in the summer concert season at Pavlovsk, Saint Petersburg.
The title may be interpreted as "Chit-chat" and may refer to the Viennese passion for gossip. Strauss may also have been referencing the single act burlesque "Der Tritsch-tratsch" (with music by Adolf MÃ¼ller, Sr.) by the famous Austrian dramatist and actor Johann Nepomuk Nestroy, which premiered in 1833 and was still in the stage repertoire when the polka was written. Many point out that the title may also have meant his first wife's (Henrietta Treffz) poodle, also named Tritsch-tratsch, but this etymology remains unsubstantiated as well.
The mood of the piece is jaunty and high-spirited, as were many of Strauss' polkas.
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Intermediate Level: Recommended for Intermediate Level players
Die Fledermaus "(Vocal Score). By Johann Strauss, Jr. (1825-1899). Arranged by Ruth & Thomas Martin. For 2 soprano voice solos, 2 mezzo soprano voice solos, 3 tenor voice solos, 2 baritone voice solos, SATB chorus and piano accompaniment (Vocal Score). G. Schirmer Opera
Adele's Laughing Song "(Mein Herr Marquis). By Johann Strauss, Jr. (1825-1899). For soprano voice and piano. Vocal Solo. Classical Period. Difficulty: medium. Single piece. Vocal melody, piano accompaniment and lyrics (English, German). 7 pages. G. Schirmer #ST38033. Published
Concert Arabesques "(Piano Solo). By Johann Strauss, Sr. (1804-1849). Arranged by Andrei Schulz-Evler. For solo piano. Piano Solo. Classical Period. Difficulty: medium-difficult to difficult. Collection. Standard notation and fingerings (does not include words to the songs)
Blue Danube Waltz "(Intermediate Piano Solo). By Johann Strauss, Sr. (1804-1849). Edited by Louis Streabbog-deis. For solo piano. Piano Solo. Classical Period. SMP Level 3 (Early Intermediate). Single piece. Standard notation and fingerings (does not include words to the s
Above The First Position "(A Comprehensive and Melodic Approach to the Third, Second, Fourth, and Fifth Positions for the Violin). By Russell Webber Johann Strauss. Edited by Russell Webber, Markwood Holmes. Arranged by Russell Webber. For Violin, Violin, Violin, Violin, Violin.
Tik-Tak op. 365 "(Polka schnell nach ""Die Fledermaus"" (eingerichtet fur Streichtrio)). By Johann Strauss, Jr. (1825-1899). For Violin, Viola, Cello. String trio by Birtel Vol. 18. Classical. Score and Parts. Published by Verlag Dohr"
Radetzky March "(Full Score and Parts). By Johann Strauss, Jr. (1825-1899). Arranged by Andrew Balent. Concert Band. For Flute, Oboe, Flute II, Clarinet I, Clarinet II, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Trumpet I, Trumpet II, H
The Melodies (For Piano(Themes and Melodies from Famous Compositions)). By P.I. Tschaikowsky Johann Strauss. Arranged by Maxwell Eckstein. For Piano Solo. Classical. Solo part. Standard notation. 48 pages. Published by Carl Fischer