Josef Lanner

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Joseph Lanner (12 April 1801 – 14 April 1843) was an Austrian dance music composer. He is best remembered as one of the earliest Viennese composers to reform the waltz from a simple peasant dance to something that even the highest society could enjoy, either as an accompaniment to the dance, or for the music's own sake. He was just as famous as his friend and musical rival Johann Strauss I, who was better known outside of Austria in their day because of his concert tours abroad, in particular, to France and England.

Lanner had a lesser-known son, August Lanner, who was just as musically gifted and prodigious as his father. His daughter Katharina became a well known international ballet dancer, settling in London where she became an influential choreographer and teacher.

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Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1992 Lokomotiv-Music II: A Musical Train Ride Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra, Košice 1
1994 Strauss & Lanner: Waltzes Johann Strauss II 1
1995 1995 New Year’s Concert Wiener Philharmoniker, Zubin Mehta 1
2002 Dance Music from Old Vienna Tanzquartett Wien 1
2004 New Year's Concert 2004 (Wiener Philharmoniker feat. conductor: Riccardo Muti) Various Artists 1
2005 The Waltz: Ecstasy and Mysticism Concerto Köln, Sarband 1
2014 New Year's Concert 2014 / Neujahrskonzert 2014 Daniel Barenboim & Wiener Philharmoniker 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1998 Strauß & Co: Walzerkönige spielen auf (Konzertvereinigung Wiener Volksopernorchester feat. conductor: Franz Bauer-Theussl) Compilation Various Artists 1
2000 Die Nacht des Walzers: Opernball Compilation Various Artists 1
2005 Music of the Austrian Empire (The Brass Ensemble of the Tonkünstler Orchestra, Lower Austria feat. conductor: Werner Hackl) Compilation Various Artists 1
2012 100 Must-Have Waltz & Dance Classics Compilation Various Artists 1
Classics for Relaxation Compilation Various Artists 1
The Most Popular Classics, Volume 3 Compilation Various Artists 1

Album + Compilation + Live

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2003 Best of Neujahrskonzert, Volume 2 Compilation Live Wiener Philharmoniker 2

Album + Live

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1994 1994 New Year's Concert Live Wiener Philharmoniker, Lorin Maazel 1
2006 2006 Neujahrskonzert Live Wiener Philharmoniker, Mariss Jansons 1
2008 Neujahrskonzert 2008 Live Wiener Philharmoniker, Georges Prêtre 1
2011 Neujahrskonzert 2011 Live Wiener Philharmoniker, Franz Welser-Möst 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1999 Les enfants du siècle Soundtrack Various Artists 1


Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1994 The Great Vienna Waltzes Compilation Various Artists 1

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