Canal March

Schubert’s Piano: the Ländler

Alexander Lonquich, piano

Ländler D 790 by Franz Schubert (1797-1828) and Ländler by Wolfgang Rihm (1952)

Prior to the international expansion of the waltz, Ländler were the most common dances in Austria, south Germany and German Switzerland. With its characteristic 3/4 time, the genre went from its original rural context to the refined salons of Vienna, to a large extent through Schubert, remaining in collective ideas about sound to the present day.

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