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Sinngedichte (Poems of the Senses or Epigrams), Op. 1, is a waltz composed by Johann Strauss II in 1844 for his debut as a composer at Dommayer's Casino in Vienna.[1] The waltz was played along with several other compositions that Strauss had written for the occasion, such as the waltz Gunstwerber and the polka Herzenslust. The waltz was an unprecedented success when first performed, and had to be repeated a record nineteen times.[2]


  1. ^ "STRAUSS II, J,: Edition - Vol. 1 CD". NaxosDirect. Retrieved 2008-10-09. 
  2. ^ Johann Strauss, Father and Son: A Century of Light Music. The Greystone Press. 1940. pp. pg. 131.