The waltz was composed for the citizens' ball during Mardi Gras in 1866 and was dedicated to the members of the ball's committee. In the years and decades that followed, the work remained on the Strauss brothers' repertoire. In 1869 the waltz was also played in Pavlovsk near St. Petersburg .
The playing time on the CD listed under individual records is 7 minutes and 24 seconds. Depending on the musical conception of the conductor, this time can change by up to a minute plus or minus.
- Source: English version of the booklet (page 50) in the 52 CD complete edition of the orchestral works by Johann Strauss (son), published by Naxos (label) . The work can be heard as the eleventh track on the 16th CD.