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dc.contributor.other Johann Baptist Vanhal es
dc.contributor.other Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia. es
dc.contributor.other Uwe Grodd es
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-10T16:24:56Z
dc.date.available 1999
dc.date.available 2012-09-10T16:24:56Z
dc.date.copyright 1999
dc.date.issued 2012-09-10
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/2212
dc.description.abstract It sometimes seems a misfortune that the latter half of the eighteenth century saw three musical titans—Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven—arrive in such close proximity to one another. For the deserved, but sometimes overdone, adoration afforded that trio has allowed a corresponding under-appreciation of a handful of lesser but highly-gifted composers—composers who might, had they lived at another time, themselves have been placed in the top drawer of musicology. So, while the Bohemian composer Johann Baptist Vanhal (or Wanhal) was without a doubt one of the century's finer musicians, precious little attention has been paid him, and a thorough list of his works has never been managed. Vanhal's music was much-loved in Vienna and much-published in both Paris and Vienna during his lifetime, and there are hundreds of works to his credit; but a lack of reliable contemporary accounts of him (there is really just one) and difficulties in distinguishing authentic and spurious works have made assessment of him as a man and as a composer difficult. Vanhal was born in rural Bohemia; he was born not free but an indentured (bonded) servant to a noble family of not insignificant wealth and power. As a boy he learned to play the violin and keyboard instruments, becoming organist in Opoczna at the age of 13. When he was about 20 years old he moved to the big city: Vienna. There Vanhal was quick to make a name for himself as a violinist and a composer, and in the process earned enough hard cash to buy his own freedom. He gave singing and instrumental lessons, Ignace Pleyel being one of his students. It is documented that he was first violinist for the premiere of Gluck's Orfeo in 1763. The years 1769 and 1770 were spent in Italy, and then Vanhal returned to Vienna to remain, save for minor excursions and visits to local courts, for the rest of his life. Between 1770 and 1780, he visited his patron Count Ladislaus Erdödy, in what is now Croatia, several times. In 1784, he apparantly played in a quartet that included Haydn, Dittersdorf, and Mozart. He never married and had no heirs when he died at the age of 74, having lived not uncomfortably. Vanhal was a prolific composer; and some writers have given him credit for being even more prolific than he actually was, such that we must sift through the works attributed to him and try to select those which were actually drawn up by his pen. Up until about 1780, Vanhal's most significant musical essays were of the symphonic type—he composed somewhere around 75 of them altogether. There is a distinct evolution of his style in the symphonies, from the Baroque feeling of the first ones to the Sturm und Drang of those that followed. The majority are four movement (fast-slow-minuet-fast) works using the sonata form and cantabile thematic material. But there is not a single symphony by him that postdates 1780, a fact probably attributable to changes in Viennese aristocratic taste. He wrote somewhere between 50 and 90 string quartets, and over 70 keyboard sonatas. Just as Vanhal's independent spirit found a way to lift itself from the shackles of servitude, so too did it sometimes press and pull against the ways and means of the Classical era—some of Vanhal's works really do approach a freely-built kind of Romanticism in which content and localized expression are more significant by far than the demands of preconceived form. However many question marks still accompany the man, Vanhal's absolute uniqueness among the musicians of his day cannot be doubted. © Blair Johnston, All Music Guide es
dc.description.tableofcontents Sinfonia in A Major (Bryan A9); Allegro moderato, Andante molto, Tempo de primo-- Sinfonia in C Major (Bryan C3); Allegro con spirit, Andante, Presto-- Sinfonia in D Major (Bryan D17); Andante molto (Allegro moderato), Adagio molto, Finale (Allegro)-- Sinfonia in C Comista (Bryan C11); Allegro con brio, Andante cantábile, Finale (Adagio piú andante- Allegro)-- es
dc.format.extent 56:04min. es
dc.format.medium 1 CD-Rom. (56:04 min.) Digital; 4 3/4 plg. es
dc.language.iso en es
dc.rights Uninorte F.M.Estéreo es
dc.subject.lcc 42370227 es
dc.subject.lcsh Symphonies es
dc.title Symphonies Volume 1 es
dc.title.alternative Sinfonia in A (Bryan A9) . Sinfonia in C (Bryan C3) . Sinfonia in D (Bryan D17) . Sinfonia in C "Comista" (Bryan C11) es
dc.language.rfc3066 eng es
dc.rights.holder HNH International Holdings Ltd. es
dc.identifier.classification 636943434123 es
dc.subject.cdu Vanhal.08 es


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5. Sinfonia in C Major (Bryan C3)- Andante.mp3 3:01 2.768Mb MPEG Audio mp3
6. Sinfonia in C Major (Bryan C3)- Presto.mp3 2:35 2.358Mb MPEG Audio mp3
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