Started by calyptorhynchus, November 19, 2022, 06:10:08 PM
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Quote from: calyptorhynchus on November 19, 2022, 06:10:08 PMI've been listening to works by Joseph Woelfl (1773–1812), particularly String Quartets, Piano Concertos and Symphonies.I've been listening on Youtube, and it seems that practically everything of his that has been recoded is on Youtube. I've added several of the disks to my 'must purchase list', but I'm between jobs atm and trying not to spend money.Anyway Woelfl was a virtuoso pianist who was born in Austria, worked in Vienna and Paris and ended up in London. His Piano Concertos are Mozartian without being pastiches and stand up well to the comparison (just lacking the sheer divinity of Mozart's works). The best in my humble opinion are 2 and 3.He seems only to have written two symphonies that have survived (Op 40 and Op 41) which are solid late Classical works. His string quartets are likewise well-crafted and interesting, the best being the Op 4 quartets and Op 10 No.1 in my opinion.There is quite a bit of piano music to explore too.Anyway, worth listening to. Two of his traits that are endearing to me is that he seems to veer into the minor mode in major mode compositions much more frequently that other classical composers, and there is a general cheerful folkiness about his music.
Quote from: calyptorhynchus on November 19, 2022, 06:10:08 PMI've been listening to works by Joseph Woelfl (1773–1812), ...
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