"They asked me
[George Balanchine] to arrange the dance and told me I could choose the composer. Who else but Stravinsky? I telephoned him, not giving away the whole story:
"'What kind of music?' he asked.
"'A polka,' I said.
"'For whom!' he wanted to know.
"'Okay, if they are very young, I'll do it.'"
[The Circus Polka was a staggering success.]