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Wranitzky: Symphonies Op 31 & 52 / Griffiths, et al

Album Summary

>Wranitzky, Paul : Grand Characteristic Symphony for the Peace with the French Republic in C major, Op. 31
>Wranitzky, Paul : Symphony in D major, Op 52
Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

"Paul Wranitzky wrote his 'Grand Characteristic Symphony for the Peace with the French Republic' in 1797, in the ripest Viennese classical style. It's a hoot. The movements include a "March of the English, Prussians, and Austrians", a "Funeral March on the execution of Louis XVI", the obligatory battle scene (more marching English, with cannon shots on the bass drum), and a finale that somehow illustrates "peace negotiations" and then celebrates the cessation of hostilities in rousing fashion... You really can't go wrong with music like this. The tunes are catchy, the scoring is bright and brassy, and the whole thing is played with commendable verve and physicality by Howard Griffiths and his excellent orchestra. And unlike Beethoven's trashy 'Wellington's Victory,' the piece really is a symphony, with a satisfying four-movement form and a welcome range of moods... Excellent SACD sonics in all formats make this genuinely appealing novelty a keeper, for sure." -Classics Today

Gramophone Magazine
Howard Griffiths's conducting is arguably more cogent than that of either Groves or Marriner



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>Wranitzky, Paul : Grand Characteristic Symphony for the Peace with the French Republic in C major, Op. 31
  • Conductor: Howard Griffiths
  • Ensemble: Hannover Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 10 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: circa 1797

>Wranitzky, Paul : Symphony in D major, Op 52
  • Conductor: Howard Griffiths
  • Ensemble: Hannover Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 24 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral