PAUL WRANITZKY (1756–1808) - Das listige Bauernmädchen (‘The Cunning Farmer Girl’) (c. 1795–1805), Vorstellungen, Divertissement zum 13ten Februar 1803 (1803), Quodlibet zum 13ten Februar 1803: Final Contradance (1803). WORLD PREMIERE RECORDINGS David Matoušek, Cello Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice, cond. Marek Štilec.
Catalogue Number: 02Y010
Description: As an influential figure in Viennese circles that included Mozart and Haydn, Paul Wranitzky was often called upon to take on commissions from the Imperial Court and the Empress Marie Therese in particular. Das listige Bauernmädchen, a ballet from her collection, reflects its rustic setting and story of romantic intrigues with folk-dance energy and delightful pantomime. The dramatic ballet divertissement Vorstellungen was part of Emperor Franz II’s birthday celebrations in 1803, as was an extensive Quodlibet from which we have selected the colourful Final Contradance.