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Land der Berge, Land am Strome

Austrian anthem

Land der Berge, Land am Strome (Land of the mountains, land on the river) is the national anthem of Austria.

Land der Berge, Land am Strome
English: Land of the mountains, land on the river
Coat of arms of Austria.svg
National anthem of Austria
LyricsPaula von Preradović
MusicPaul Wranitzky
Adopted1946
Music sample

Some people have said that Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart wrote the music used for the national anthem. Now people think Paul Wranitzky (1756–1808) wrote the music.[1] Paula von Preradović wrote the lyrics. She is one of the few women to write lyrics for a national anthem.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Werke zweifelhafter Echtheit – Band 3 Orchesterwerke und Lieder, vol. X/29/3, pp. xxxiii, xxxiv, Neue Mozart-Ausgabe
  2. "Austria - Land der Berge, Land am Strome". NationalAnthems.me. Retrieved 2011-12-01.