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Donald Macleod describes the tragic death of Johann Stamitz aged 39, and the mixed fortunes his sons experienced. Including a rare chance to hear Johann's Missa Solemnis in full.

It's only the middle of the week, and already, Donald Macleod is imparting the news of a composer's tragic early death. Johann Stamitz was 39 when he died - a fact which is usually reserved for Friday's programme. In this case, the story will continue with the mixed fortunes of Stamitz's sons, Carl and Anton. Today, Johann's last works, including a rare chance to hear his Missa Solemnis in full.

Johann Stamitz
Orchestral Trio in C minor (last movement, Prestissimo)
New Zealand Chamber Orchestra, Donald Armstrong (conductor)
NAXOS 8.553213 T16

Johann Stamitz
Clarinet Concerto in B flat
Sabine Meyer (clarinet)
Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Iona Brown (director)
EMI 0777 7 54842 2 9 T7-9

Johann Stamitz
Missa Solemnis
Monika Frimmer (soprano), Sylvia Schulter (alto), Harry van Berne (tenor), Tom Sol (bass)
Alsfelder Vokalensemble, Barockorchester Bremen, Wolfgang Helbich (conductor)
CPO 999 471-2 T1-15.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Johann Stamitz

    Orchestral Trio in C minor (Last movement, Prestissimo)

    Performer: Donald Armstrong (Conductor) Performer: New Zealand Chamber Orchestra

    • NAXOS 8.553213.
    • 16.
  • Johann Stamitz

    Clarinet Concerto in B flat

    Performer: Sabine Meyer (Clarinet) Performer: Iona Brown (Director) Performer: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields

    • EMI 0777 7 54842 2 9.
  • Johann Stamitz

    Missa Solemnis

    Performer: Monika Frimmer (Soprano) Performer: Sylvia Schulter (Alto) Performer: Harry van Berne (Tenor) Performer: Tom Sol (Bass) Performer: Alsfelder Vokalensemble Performer: Barockorchester Bremen Performer: Wolfgang Helbich

    • CPO 999 471-2.

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