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Joseph Lanner

Joseph Lanner (12 April 1801 – 14 April 1843) was an Austrian dance music composer and dance orchestra conductor. 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, but whose budding career was cut short by his early death at age 20. His daughter Katharina became a well known international ballet dancer, settling in London where she became an influential choreographer and teacher.

Birth and Death Data: Born April 11th, 1800 (Vienna;Sankt Ulrich), Died April 14th, 1843 (Döbling)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1901 - 1936

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]3249 10-in. 4/4/1901 Pesther waltzes Sousa's Band Band composer  
Columbia CO19127 10-in. January-June 1936 Die Schoenbrunner Walzer Paul Kerby ; Vienna Symphony Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Gramophone CLR5603 12-in. 9/11/1929 Alt-Wien, Perlen aus Lanners Walzern Marek Weber Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Lanner, Joseph," accessed September 17, 2021,

Lanner, Joseph. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 17, 2021, from

"Lanner, Joseph." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 17 September 2021.

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