Paul Wranitzky: Orchestral Works 1

Paul Wranitzky: Orchestral Works 1

8.574227 (Naxos, CD)

NEW RELEASE (9 April 2021)

Playing time: 68'30"
Tracks: 13
Booklet pages: 6
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Main country of recording: Czech Republic
Country of manufacture: Germany
Reviewer: Gerald Fenech
Review of Paul Wranitzky: Orchestral Works 1 published on 30 April 2021

Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice
Marek Štilek, conductor

Paul Wranitzky (1756-1808):

1 Die Poststation - Overture (1794)

Symphony in C, Op 19 'Grosse Sinfonie bei Gelegenheit der Erhebung Franzens zum Deutschen Kaiser' (Coronation) (1792)
2 Andante maestoso - Allegro vivace
3 Andante con moto
4 Menuetto: Allegretto
5 Finale: Presto

Symphony in B flat, Op 3 No 1 (published 1798)
6 Allegro molto
7 Adagio
8 Menuetto: Allegretto
9 Finale: Allegro vivace

10 Das Fest der Lazzaroni - Overture (1794): Adagio - Allegro non troppo

Das Fest der Lazzaroni - Serenate (1794)
11 Allegro maestoso -
12 Andantino -
13 Allegro

First recordings

Recorded 25-28 November 2019 at Dukla Culture House, Pardubice, Czech Republic

Czech-born Paul Wranitzky, a contemporary of Mozart, was the most important symphonist in Vienna at the turn of the eighteenth century. To mark the ascension to the throne of Franz II in 1792, Wranitzky wrote the grand Symphony in C major, a work of regal quality and festive exuberance. Wranitzky's mature symphonic style is on display in the Symphony in B flat major, with its expanded orchestral forces, contrasting textures and broad musical invention. Overtures from two operas offer a sampling of Wranitzky's dramatic writing for the stage.