PAUL WRANITZKY (1756-1808): Ballet-pantomime Das Waldmädchen, Pastorale and Allemande (First Recordings).
Catalogue Number: 04X022
Description: As orchestral director of the court theatre Wranitzky also composed many works for the stage. The ballet-pantomime “The Forest Maiden” (1796) proved one of his greatest successes, enchanting the Viennese public with its tuneful score and the charming story of a feral girl found in the forest by a Polish prince out hunting. Its enduring popularity sparked numerous productions across Europe and inspired works by Beethoven and Weber. The delightfully rustic Pastorale and Allemande was written for Empress Maria Theresa, an important musical patron who favored Wranitzky as composer and concertmaster. Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice; Marek Stilec.