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Dommayer's Casino, where Johann Strauss II made his debut

Herzenslust (Heart's Content), Op. 3, is a polka composed by Johann Strauss II in the fall of 1844 for his debut as a composer at the Dommayer's Casino establishment in Vienna. It was performed along with several of Strauss' other early compositions, such as the waltzes Sinngedichte and Gunstwerber, and the Debut-Quadrille. Reviewing Strauss' debut, the journal Der Wanderer noted that both the Debut-Quadrille and the Herzenslust Polka "are so piquant in their inspiration, and handled with such glittering effect in the instrumentation that we […] have to recognise and commend the bold and exuberant talent of Strauss Son."[1]


  1. ^ "STRAUSS II, J.:Edition: Vol. 1 CD". NaxosDirect. Archived from the original on 14 July 2011. Retrieved 5 October 2008.