Wanhal, Johann Baptist: Symphony in G major (Bryan G6) (AE204) – sheet music


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Wanhal, Johann Baptist (1739-1813)

Product Code: AE204
Description: Symphony in G major (Bryan G6)
Edited by: Allan Badley
Year of Publication: 1999
Instrumentation: fl 2ob 2cor 2vn va vc/b
Binding: Score: Spiral / Parts: Unbound
Duration: 22 min(s)
Key: G major
ISBN: 1-877230-04-9

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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. Composed around 1772-1773 when Wanhal was in his mid-thirties, G6, although sharing much in common with his other symphonies written around the same time, reverts to the kind of experimentation encountered in his earlier symphonies. The first movement features a rondo-like use of the main theme which is superimposed upon the sonata principle with its well-defined tonal scheme and pattern of exposition-development-recapitualtion. The musical organization is subtle and highly original, matched too by the beauty and technical ingenuity of the other movements. Paul Bryan Allan Badley

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