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Lanner * Schubert

Magazine article Gramophone

Lanner * Schubert

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Lanner--Schubert

'Viennese Miniatures' Lanner Bankett Polonaise, Op 135. Steyrische Tanze, Op 165. Die Werber, Op 103. Zwei Satze Schubert An die Musik, D547. Moment musical, D780 No 3. Overture 'in the Italian Style', D591. German Dance, D365 No 9 Erika Miklosa sop Lanner Quartet Hungaroton (F) HCD32766 (59' * DDD)

'Lanner, Strauss and their waltzes dominate everything,' wrote Chopin from Vienna in 1830. Not so much these days. If Johann Strauss I is a relative rarity on concert programmes beyond the Radetzky March, his colleague and eventual rival Joseph Lanner seems pretty much limited to occasional appearances in the Vienna New Year's Day concert.

So this debut disc from the Lanner Quartet--four string players from the Budapest Festival Orchestra--is especially welcome. The coffehouse-ready scoring for two violins, viola and bass is a conscious attempt to get back to the domestic roots of the Viennese dance tradition; no massed Vienna Philharmonic strings here. …

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