Andrew Manze presents the first of two programmes which focus on the music of The Mannheim School.
Founded in the early 18th century by Joseph Stamitz, the Mannheim orchestra quickly became one of the most successful in Europe. Music literally poured from the castle walls and made household names of Stamitz, Christian Cannabich and Franz Xaver Richter.
Johann STAMITZ Concerto for viola and strings in G major Vidor Nagy (viola) Kurpfälzisches Kammerorchester Jiri Malát (conductor) KOCH SCHWANN 3-6755-2
Franz Xaver RICHTER Oboe Concerto in F major Lajos Lencses (oboe) Slovak Chamber Orchestra Bohdan Warchal (conductor) CPO 999 117-2
Christian CANNABICH Concerto in C for flute, oboe & bassoon Joachim Schmitz (flute) Rainer Schick (oboe) Jörg-Michael Thomé (bassoon) Kurpfälzisches Kammerorchester Jiri Malát (conductor) ARTE NOVA 74321 61337-2
Christian CANNABICH Symphony No.50 in D minor Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia Uwe Grodd (conductor) NAXOS 8.554340