Romantic Period - Early 19th Century#
Josef Lanner: Dornbacher Laendler op. 9#
Joseph Lanner (1801 - Vienna - 1843) was a friend and later rival of
Johann Strauß the Elder but unlike him, maintained a certain
folk-like character in his works. Although Strauß went on to
become internationally famous, Lanner remained the favorite violinist
of the Viennese. The Dornbacher Laendler (Dornbach was a
village on the outskirts of Vienna; Laendler is a predecessor of
the Waltz) were composed before 1828 and exude his so typical folk-like
elements. In the early 19th c, the waltz developed into a form
consisting of an introduction, 5 to 6 waltzes and a coda. This went
hand in hand with the stylisation of the Ländler. (E. Stadler)
Illustration: the most important Laendler figures.
© Otto G. Preiser & Co Ges. m. b. H., Fischerstiege 9/4, A-1010 Wien, CD-Nr. PR 90177.