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The Mannheim School

Lucie Skeaping introduces some of the composers active at the court of Mannheim in the second half of the 18th century, Including Stamitz, Cannabich, Richter and Danzi.

Lucie Skeaping looks at some of the music penned at the court of Mannheim in the latter half of the 18th century, which had such a thriving and influential orchestra. Composers such as Johann Stamitz, Franz Xaver Richter, Christian Cannabich, Carl Stamitz and Franz Danzi really took the symphonic genre by the horns, helped to shape it into what we now think of as the Classical symphony, and, as such, were a huge influence on the likes of Mozart and Haydn.

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15 minutes

Music Played

  • Johann Stamitz

    Concerto In C Major For Violin And Orchestra

    Performer: Thomas Füri. Orchestra: Camerata Bern.
    • DG : 435-738 2.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 7.
  • Franz Xaver Richter

    Concerto In E Minor For Flute, Strings And Continuo

    Performer: Barthold Kuijken. Orchestra: Tafelmusik. Director: Jeanne Lamon.
    • SONY : 48045.
    • SONY.
    • 6.
  • Christian Cannabich

    Symphony No. 22 In C Major

    Orchestra: London Mozart Players. Conductor: Matthias Bamert.
    • CHANDOS : CHAN-10379.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 11.
  • Franz Danzi

    Concerto In G Minor For Bassoon And Orchestra

    Performer: Jane Gower. Orchestra: Die Kölner Akademie. Conductor: Michael Alexander Willens.
    • ARS PRODUKTION : ARS 38019.
    • 4.
  • Franz Wilhelm Tausch

    Concerto No. 1 In B Flat Major Op.27 For 2 Clarinets And Orchestra

    Performer: Dame Thea King. Performer: Nicholas Bucknall. Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Leopold Hager.
    • HYPERION : CDA-66504.
    • 3.
  • Carl Stamitz

    Symphony In D Minor Op.15`3

    Performer: Werner Ehrhardt. Orchestra: l’arte del mondo.
    • CPO : 777-526 2.
    • CPO.
    • 1.