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 Laendler. (E. Stadler)
Illustration: the most important Laendler figures.