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Anyone like Vanhal?

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is that Lewi Vanhal?

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Ho, ho.

Jan Baptist Vanhal (or Jan Krtitel Vanhal if you prefer) 1739-1813, 'one of the most important and popular composers working in Vienna in the 18th century' (according to a Naxos disc I have).

I got to know him through lots of small-scale symphonies but there is a reasonable amount of chamber music out there too. Not 'Great' with a capital G and not profound like his mate W.A. Moz...something but I have never found anything of his less than delightful.

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Thanks for the tip, Ears.

Listening to the viola concerto at the moment - very nice.

Lovely slow movement.

https://open.spotify.com/album/5MJFHvU69hZOJAeC0wFa4V

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is that Lewi Vanhal?

Whoops, I seemed to have slipped into a strange corner of the wam...?...I'll leave you to it

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I have a CD of his symphonies by Werner Ehrhardt and concerto Koln. Lovely, enjoyable stuff.

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Apart from his double bass concerto (of which I'm sorry to say I have at least five versions) I've come across his symphonies courtesy of Concerto Koln and his lovely Sonatas for Viola & Harpsichord - Spelina, Hala - on Supraphon. There's a flute concerto in E flat that has been reasonably regularly recorded.

That Prague Chamber Orchestra disc looks interesting.

DGP

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By coincidence I was listening to Van Halen - Women and Children First on the record player when this popped up.

I will leave you to it :)

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