Marble Surface

Joseph Lanner

Hofballtänze, Walzer, Op. 161

Arr. CPE Strauss

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My orchestration of this very famous waltz by Joseph Lanner.

The original score has been lost and so has Lanner’s original orchestration. The surviving orchestral parts are of a later date and do not correspond with Lanner’s orchestra of the period.

There are lots of recordings of this, usually in an anochronistic orchestration and often played in a later style. This is my take on it. It is my orchestration but I have at least followed Lanner's markings where possible.

This is the first Lanner waltz I ever heard and it remains one of my favourites. I just wanted to hear it my way, which is the main reason I do these.