Wranitzky - Orchestral Works Vol.3 | Naxos 8574289

Wranitzky - Orchestral Works Vol.3

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Label: Naxos

Cat No: 8574289

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 8th October 2021

Contents

Artists

Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice

Conductor

Marek Stilec

Works

Wranitzky, Paul

Die gute Mutter
» Overture
Mitgefuhl
» Overture
Symphonies (3), op.33
» no.2 in C major
Symphony in D major 'La Chasse', op.25

Artists

Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice

Conductor

Marek Stilec

About

Paul Wranitzky moved to Vienna from his native Moravia at the age of 20, mixing with the likes of Haydn and Mozart. As the most important symphonist in Vienna in the late 1790s, his style influenced the early symphonies of Beethoven. The Symphony in D major ‘La Chasse’ reflects the popularity of hunting music, and is heard here for the first time in its expanded version. The overtures to Mitgefühl and Die gute Mutter represent Wranitzky’s skill as a composer for the theatre, as does the masterfully scored Symphony in C major in which the composer repurposes some incidental and ballet music.

Paul Wranitzky was one of the most prolific composers of his day in the symphonic genre. Volume 1 of this series (Naxos 8574227) was released in April 2021 and warmly received in the music press. Pizzicato commented: ‘The orchestra’s playing is fresh and spirited, with plenty of melodic immediacy and a charmingly elegant lightness.’ Volume 2 (8574255) was released in July 2021.

Conductor Marek Štilec is a specialist in 18th-century music and Czech composers in particular. His five volumes of orchestral works by Zdeněk Fibich have been widely acclaimed, with one Fanfare reviewer suggesting that ‘for those looking to expand their collections of late 19th-century, very Romantic, very dramatic, and very beautiful symphonic and orchestral works, here is the way to do it. Very strongly recommended.’

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