AUSTRIA

The vocal and instrumental folk music of AUSTRIA is characterized by two musical forms, the jodler and the landler.  The jodler, or yodeling, which is also common in Switzerland makes use of the falsetto upper voice rapidly alternating with low chest tones  The landler is music used to accompany an outdoor folk dance in meter which includes hopping and stamping.  Two famous Austrian composers, Mozart and Haydn and both wrote landler tunes.