Paul Wranitzky: Symphonies
Label: DEUTSCHE HARMONIA MUNDI
The multi-award-winning Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2022 with "Paul Wranitzky: Symphonies". Since its founding in 1982, the ensemble has been one of the world's leading chamber orchestras for historical music and continues to demonstrate its versatility with exciting concert projects and musical voyages of discovery The Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin also demonstrates this on its new album for German harmomia mundi, which is dedicated to the symphonies of one of the most influential composers of the First Viennese School: Paul Wranitzky (1756-1808). The unjustly forgotten Moravian-Austrian composer, conductor and violinist was highly esteemed by Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven. His opera "Oberon, King of the Fairies", for example, was the model for Mozart's "Magic Flute". The overture to the opera can be heard on the album as well as Wranitzky's symphony in C minor op. 31 "Grande sinfonie caractéristique". The symphony, nicknamed "La Paix," is a captivating work that illustrates the wars following the French Revolution and recalls the march and battle music of the time Also to be heard is the Symphony in D Major, Op. 36, with its has festive, heroic character. The Symphony in D minor "La Tempesta" is a homage to the forces of nature with storm, rain, light and thunder, which are expressed in the demanding orchestration fantastically realized by Akamus.