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Johann Stamitz, in full Johann Wenzel Anton Stamitz original name Jan Waczlaw (Václav) Antonín Stamitz (baptized June 19, 1717, Nemecký Brod, Bohemia [now Havlíckuv Brod, Czech Republic]—died March 27?, 1757, Mannheim, Palatinate [Germany]), Bohemian composer who founded the Mannheim school of symphonists, which had an immense influence on Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Stamitz received early musical education from his father and appeared as a violinist in Frankfurt am Main in 1742. He had apparently by then been engaged as a chamber musician to Prince Karl Theodor (Elector Palatine after 1743), after the coronation of the emperor Charles VII in Prague. In 1745 he was appointed concertmaster of the court orchestra at Mannheim. He also spent a year in Paris (1754–55), where he performed for the Concert Spirituel and the Concert Italien, the two most important concert series of 18th-century Paris.

Stamitz brought the Mannheim orchestra to a standard unrivaled in its day for both precision and scope of expression. The orchestral effects of a gradual crescendo and diminuendo, though not his invention (perhaps not even Niccolò Jommelli’s, although he is almost as often given credit), became a hallmark of his style and were imitated by later composers. Another characteristic of his style was the use of “sighing” suspensions, particularly at cadences. These were incorporated into Rococo-style music throughout Europe.

His use of the minuet and trio as the third movement of a four-movement symphony was similarly adopted by Classical composers, in place of the three-movement symphony previously common. He contributed to the evolution of the Classical sonata form by introducing contrasting themes within a single movement.

It is difficult to overestimate Stamitz’s influence. Although contemporary composers in Berlin, Vienna, and Italy likewise developed some of these features, it was the first generation of Mannheimers (Stamitz and his associates) who were most influential in establishing the mid-18th-century style of orchestral writing. Stamitz left a large number of symphonies, concertos, and chamber works, although scholars have often been unable to verify attributions.

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Johann Stamitz - Symphony in A major, "Mannheim"
 
1. Allegro assai
2. Andante
3. Presto

Slovak Chamber Orchestra
Bohdan Warchal Conductor

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Johann Stamitz - Symphony in G major, "Mannheim"
 
1. Allegro
2. Larghetto
3. Presto

Slovak Chamber Orchestra
Bohdan Warchal Conductor

Recorded in the Lutheran Church in Bratislava 1984

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jan Václav Stamic (Johann Stamitz) Mannheim Sinfonia in B flat major complete
 
1. Allegro
2. Andante
3. Presto

Slovak Chamber Orchestra
Bohdan Warchal Conductor

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
La Melodia Germanica - Johann Stamitz
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Johann Stamitz - Symphony in E flat major, Op. 4, No. 6
 
Northern Chamber Orchestra, Nicolas Ward.
Johann Stamitz - Symphony in E flat major, Op. 4, No. 6
I. Allegro maestoso
II. Adagio
III. Minuetto - Trio
IV. Prestissimo
Alexander Paley (piano)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Johann Stamitz - Symphony in E flat major, Op. 11, No. 3 - II. Andantino
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Johann Stamitz: Op. 4 n. 2 - Sinfonia Pastorale in D major (Wolf D4) / Northern Chamber Orchestra
 
Sinfonia Pastorale in D major (Wolf D4) - Op. 4 n. 2
(1740)

I. Pastorale: Presto - 0:05
II. Larghetto - 3:14
III. Minuetto, trio - 8:41
IV. Presto - 11:00

Northern Chamber Orchestra / Nicholas Ward (conductor)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Johann Stamitz - Symphony in F major, Op. 4, No. 1
 
Northern Chamber Orchestra, Nicolas Ward.
Johann Stamitz - Symphony in F major, Op. 4, No. 1
I. Allegro molto
II. Andante
III. Minuetto - Trio
IV. Presto assai
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
JOHANN STAMITZ.- Sinfonía Nº 1 en Sol mayor Op. 3
 
Sinfonía Nº 1 en Sol mayor Op. 3

Presto assai
Andante non Adagio
Presto

Orquesta de cámara de Praga

Director : Bohumir Liska

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
JOHANN STAMITZ.- Trío in A major Op. 1 - Nº 2
 
Allegro assai
Andante poco adagio
Menuet
Prestissimo

Concentus musicus Wien

Director: Nikolaus Harnoncourt

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Johann Stamitz clarinet concerto
 
Taras Demchyshyn clarinet,conductor
Hibiki Strings
concertmaster Nazar Yasnytskyy
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
J. Stamitz: Clarinet Concerto in B flat Major (Jaehee Choi/ Won K. Chae/ NFA Orchestra
 
Won K Chae(artistic director), Jaehee Choi(cl), Charles Neidich(cond/ cl), NFA Orchestra

Date: 25 September. 2013
Location: Seoul Arts Center IBK Chamber Hall, Seoul, South Korea

 
 
 
 
 
 
     
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