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Wranitzky, Anton Wratislaw, Johann Wenzel Graf

Wranitzky, Paul


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Paul Wranitzky, engraving




Wranitzky, Paul, b. Novà Řísě, Czech Republic (then Neureisch), Dec. 30, 1756, d. Vienna, Sept. 26, 1808, composer, violinist. Brother of Anton Wranitzky. Moved to Vienna in 1776; 1785 musical director at the Court of Prince Esterházy; 1790 first violinist at the Court Theatres. W. strongly influenced the musical scene of Vienna; from 1805 was responsible for special concerts organised for aristocratic music lovers ("Adelige-Liebhaber-Konzerte") with A. Gyrowetz; secretary of an association of musicians and composers called "Tonkünstler-Sozietät".


Works: 21 works for the stage: Oberon, König der Elfen, 1787; Zephir und Flora, 1795; Das Waldmädchen, 1796. - Symphonies, chamber music, canons.


 
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