VIDEO PODCAST: Women Composers - Our special hour-long illustrated feature on women composers includes contributions from Diana Ambache, Gail Wein, Hilary Tann, Natalie Artemas-Polak and Victoria Bond.
VIDEO PODCAST: John Dante Prevedini leads a discussion about Youth Involvement in Classical Music - this specially extended illustrated feature includes contributions from Christopher Morley, Gerald Fenech, Halida Dinova, Patricia Spencer and Roderic Dunnett.
He moved to Vienna to work, conducting both royal theatre orchestras and earning the respect of Beethoven, Haydn and Mozart. Some scholars believe that he studied with Haydn.
His output as a composer includes forty-four symphonies, ten operas, at least fifty-six string quartets and much other orchestral and chamber music. His popular 1789 opera Oberon – The Fairy King inspired Emanuel Schikaneder to come up with the libretto for Mozart's The Magic Flute.
Paul Wranitzky died in Vienna on 29 September 1808, aged fifty-one.
CD Spotlight. Truly Interesting and Well-crafted - Gerald Fenech listens to more orchestral music by Paul Wranitzky. '... vividly refreshing yet technically demanding music, warmly performed and recorded.'
CD Spotlight. A Prolific Composer - Orchestral music by Czech composer Paul Wranitzky, warmly recommended by Gerald Fenech. 'Sensitive and engrossingly passionate performances ...'
CD Spotlight. A Journey of Unending Delights - Music by Paul Wranitzky impresses Gerald Fenech. 'The Neumeyer Consort's performances display a mastery of Boismortier's language that is just astonishing ...'