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.
College and Department
Fine Arts and Communications; Music
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Meilstrup, Sharon, "Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra, Op. 27 by Paul Wranitzky: A Critical Edition" (2009). All Theses and Dissertations. 2309.
Wranitzky, cello, violoncello, concerto