Abstract

The Czech composer Paul Wranitzky (1756–1808) worked primarily in Vienna during the height of musical Classicism. He was well-respected among the higher artistic circles during his day as a composer, violinist, and conductor. His excellence in conducting was recognized by Haydn and Beethoven. His compositions were favored by Empress Marie Therese. Despite his contemporary fame and esteem, his works are relatively unknown today. His works are being revived today, bringing these once popular compositions back to the public. This thesis presents a critical edition of Wranitzky's cello concerto in C Major, appearing for the first time in a scholarly edition. This will allow for its study and performance, and allow musicologists to determine Wranitzky's influence on Viennese string and orchestral music.

Degree

MA

College and Department

Fine Arts and Communications; Music

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Date Submitted

2009-11-24

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd3278

Keywords

Wranitzky, cello, violoncello, concerto

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