Schubert at the piano, with his inexhaustible wealth of dance melodies, his friends around him dancing and playing jokes – this is one of the traditional images of Schubert that we so cherish. The term Schubertiade invented for this kind of get-together is now solidly established.

In this selection of the loveliest and most frequently played dances, one finds 59 waltzes, 40 ländler or Deutsche as well as four écossaises and a minuet. In selecting the works, care was taken to ensure that individual pieces of more or less the same level of difficulty are grouped together (from easy to medium: 3 to 5).