PAUL WRANITZKY (1756-1808): Overture to Die Poststation, Overture and Serenate from Das Fest der Lazzaroni, Serenate, Symphonies in C, Op. 19 “Coronation” and in B Flat, Op. 33/1 (World Premiere Recordings).
Catalogue Number: 04W022
Description: Czech-born Wranitzky (Vranicky), a contemporary of Mozart, was the most important symphonist in Vienna at the turn of the 18th 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 B flat work (1798), 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. Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice; Marek Štilec.