Georg Christoph Wagenseil

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Georg Christoph Wagenseil (29 January 1715 – 1 March 1777) was an Austrian composer.

He was born in Vienna, and became a favorite pupil of the Vienna court's Kapellmeister, Johann Joseph Fux.[1] Wagenseil himself composed for the court from 1739 to his death. He also held positions as harpsichordist and organist. His pupils included Johann Baptist Schenk (who was to teach Ludwig van Beethoven), and Marie Antoinette. He traveled little, and died in Vienna having spent most of his life there.

Wagenseil was a well-known musical figure in his day — both Joseph Haydn and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart are known to have been familiar with his works. His early works are Baroque, while his later pieces are in the Classical style. He composed a number of operas, choral works, symphonies,[2] concertos, chamber music and keyboard pieces.

Compositions[edit]

Operas

  • La generosità trionfante (1745)
  • Ariodante (1745)
  • La clemenza di Tito (1745)
  • Demetrio (1746)
  • Alexander der Grosse in Indien (1748)
  • Il Siroe (1748)
  • L'olimpiade (1749)
  • Andromeda (1750)
  • Antigono (1750)
  • Euridice (1750)
  • Armida placata (1750)
  • Vincislao (1750)
  • Le cacciatrici amanti (1755)
  • Prometeo assoluto (1762)
  • Catone (?)
  • Merope (1766)

Concertos

  • Concerto for alto trombone in E flat major
  • Concerto for cello & orchestra in A major, WV 348
  • Concerto for cello & orchestra in C major, WV 341
  • Concerto for flute, strings & continuo in D major, WWV 342
  • Concerto for flute, strings & continuo in G major
  • Concerto for fortepiano, violin & strings in A major, WWV 325
  • Concerto for harpsichord/organ & strings No. 1 in C major
  • Concerto for harpsichord/organ & strings No. 2 in A major
  • Concerto for harpsichord/organ & strings No. 4 in E flat major
  • Concerto for harpsichord/organ & strings No. 5 in B flat major
  • Concerto for harpsichord/organ & strings No. 6 in B flat major
  • Concerto for oboe, bassoon, winds, strings & continuo in E flat major, WWV 345
  • Concerto for trombone & orchestra in B flat major
  • Concerto for harp & orchestra in G major
  • Concertor for harp & strings in F major, WWV 281

Symphonic Works

  • Sinfonia in G minor
  • Symphonia in C major
  • Symphony in A Major, WV 421
  • Symphony in A Major, WV 432
  • Symphony in B flat major, WV 441
  • Symphony in C major, WV 351
  • Symphony in C Major, WV 361
  • Symphony in D
  • Symphony in D (WV 374, D10), Op. 3/1
  • Symphony in E major
  • Symphony in E Major, WV 393
  • Symphony in F Major, WV 398
  • Symphony in G major, WV 413
  • Symphony in B flat major, WV 438

Chamber Works

  • Sonata for 3 cellos & double bass (or 2 violas, cello & double bass) No.4 in A major
  • Sonata for 3 cellos & double bass (or 2 violas, cello & double bass) No.6 in G major
  • Sonata for 3 cellos & double bass (or 2 violas, cello & double bass) No.3 in C major ("Suite des pièces")
  • Sonata for 3 cellos & double bass (or 2 violas, cello & double bass) No.1 in D major
  • Sonata for 3 cellos & double bass (or 2 violas, cello & double bass) No.2 in F major
  • Sonata for 3 cellos & double bass (or 2 violas, cello & double bass) No.5 in B major
  • Suite de pièces, for 2 clarinets, 2 horns, 2 bassoons & piano in E flat major
  • Flute Sonata in E minor


Keyboard Works

  • Divertimento for keyboard in F major( from 6 Divertimenti, Op 3)
  • Suite for organ in C major

Vocal Works

  • Confitebor, for trombone and voice

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kucaba, John.: "Introduction: Life" in The Symphony 1720 - 1840 Series B - Volume III, ed. Barry S. Brooks (New York & London, 1981) p. xi
  2. ^ Kucaba, John.: "Thematic Index" in The Symphony 1720 - 1840 Series B - Volume III, ed. Barry S. Brooks (New York & London, 1981) pp. xxxvii - l

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