Sunday, August 19, 2012
1914 polka by the Wiener Burgerkapelle
If the "14710" in the dead wax is the matrix number, then this is from 1914. It certainly looks and sounds 1914-ish.
"Wiener Burgerkapelle," as closely as I'm able to guess, refers to a Viennese castle (?) orchestra. Or maybe it's literally a "burger" orchestra, one which performed at fast food cafes. The label says "German Orchestra," so I don't know about the Viennese part. Thanks for the help, you say? Sure!
Just call on me when you need a German translator.
Anyway, a really excellent polka performance here--much feeling and bounce. As in, much polka feeling. Anymore, more and more, I think that what we regard as the typical polka sound is German in origin.
To the polka: Fruhlingstag--Polka