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Donald Macleod describes the unfortunate end of Johann Stamitz's sons, Carl and Anton, who went from rags to riches and back to rags again. With C Stamitz: Symphony in C, Op 13/16.

For one reason or another, Johann Stamitz's two sons never really achieved their father's fame or fortune. Anton must have thought he'd got it made when he started work as a member of the King's Music at the French Court. Bad timing though. This was the 1780s, and royal patronage was about to become a whole lot less desirable than it had been for several centuries. Anton survived the Revolution, but as Donald Macleod discovers, both of the Stamitz sons died in terrible circumstances - the end of a rags-to-riches-and-rags-again story of one eighteenth century family.

Carl Stamitz
Viola Concerto in D major (1st movement)
Jan Peruska (viola)
Prague Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra, Jiri Belohlavek (conductor)
PANTON 81 1422-2 131 T1

Carl Stamitz
Symphony in C op.13/16 no.5
London Mozart Players, Matthias Bamert (conductor)
CHANDOS CHAN 9358 T4-6

Anton Stamitz
Sinfonia Concertante for two flutes and orchestra in G major
Jiri Valek (flute), Radomir Pivoda (flute)
Prague Chamber Orchestra, Frantisek Vajnar (conductor)
SUPRAPHON SU 3948-2 T7-9

Anton Stamitz
Viola Concerto in B flat major (2nd movement)
Jan Peruska (viola)
Prague Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra, Jiri Belohlavek (conductor)
PANTON 81 1422-2 131 T8.

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  • Carl Stamitz

    Viola Concerto in D major (1st movement)

    Performer: Jan Peruska (viola) Performer: Prague Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Performer: Jiri Belohlavek (conductor)

    • PANTON 81 1422-2 131.
    • 1.
  • Carl Stamitz

    Symphony in C op.13/16 no.5

    Performer: London Mozart Players Performer: Matthias Bamert (conductor)

    • CHANDOS CHAN 9358.
  • Anton Stamitz

    Sinfonia Concertante for two flutes and orchestra in G major

    Performer: Jiri Valek (flute) Performer: Radomir Pivoda (flute) Performer: Prague Chamber Orchestra Performer: Frantisek Vajnar (conductor)

    • SUPRAPHON SU 3948-2.
  • Anton Stamitz

    Viola Concerto in B flat major (2nd movement)

    Performer: Jan Peruska (viola) Performer: Prague Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Performer: Jiri Belohlavek (conductor)

    • PANTON 81 1422-2 131.

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