Wanhal, Johann Baptist: Symphony in C minor (Bryan C2) (AE201) – sheet music


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Wanhal, Johann Baptist (1739-1813)

Product Code: AE201
Description: Symphony in C minor (Bryan c2)
Edited by: Allan Badley
Year of Publication: 1998
Instrumentation: fl 2ob 2cor 2clno timp 2vn va vc/b
Binding: Score: Spiral / Parts: Unbound
Duration: 13 min(s)
Key: C major
ISBN: 1-877230-01-4

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The symphonies of Johann Baptist Wanhal (1739-1813), one of the most prolific and important of Haydns Viennese contemporaries, are among the most important works of their kind from the late-18th century. Bold and imaginative, powerful and lyrical, Wanhals symphonies are only now beginning to win wider recognition as the masterpieces they are. The Sinfonia c2 is one of a number of impressive minor-key works composed by Wanhal in the mid-1760s and early 1770s. In one extant source the work is misattributed to Joseph Haydn who coincidentally was a great admirer of Wanhals symphonies and performed a number of them with the Esterhzy orchestra. The larger than usual orchestration and the manner in which the horns-oboes quartet and the trumpets-timpani trio are employed suggest that the symphony might have been written for a special occasion. The entire work shows Wanhals early fascination with the minor mode and it is, in fact, the only one of his symphonies in which all the movements are in the minor mode. Paul Bryan Allan Badley


25 September 2013 Conductor: Andreas Sebastian Weiser Filharmonie Hradec Králové Church St. Anna - Hradec Králové-Kikleny - Czech Republic

28 February 2013 27 February 2013 Conductor: Kristiina Poska Camerata Salzburg Konzerthaus - Wien - Austria

3 November 2012 Conductor: Owen J. Lee Chamber Academy der Hochschule für Musik Basel DVC Performing Arts Center - Concord, CA - USA

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