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(German ˈlɛntlər)
1. (Dancing) an Austrian country dance in which couples spin and clap
2. (Music, other) a piece of music composed for or in the rhythm of this dance, in three-four time
[German, from dialect Landl Upper Austria]
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Noun1.landler - music in triple time for dancing the landler
dance music - music to dance to
2.landler - a moderately slow Austrian country dance in triple time; involves spinning and clapping
contra danse, contradance, contredanse, country dancing, country-dance - a type of folk dance in which couples are arranged in sets or face one another in a line
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I can't tell you if Carrie Underwood is good or if Vampire Bill lost control and drained Herr Zeller right after he and Maria performed the Laendler or if the fastening on Brigitta von Trapp's sailor skirt came undone due the vigorous choreography during "Do-Re-Mi," forcing her to dance robotically with her arms straight against her sides in what she will later refer to as an interpretive choice satirizing the industrialized cruelty of the encroaching fascist state.
Some of these astonishing juxtapositions are actually an asset, establishing a naive but charming personal trademark, comparable to the way Bruckner's exalted symphonies gain so much power from their earthy, almost banal scherzos, or Schubert's heavenly lyricism becomes even more poignant by the occasional detour through an almost generic, lilting Viennese laendler.