ANTON WRANITZKY (1761 - 1820)
in Moravia in 1761, Anton Wranitzky, like his brother Paul, worked as a
composer and violinist in Vienna. He was a pupil of Mozart, Haydn and
Albrechtsberger and was employed by Prince Lobkowitz as a composer,
Konzertmeister and finally Kapellmeister, later serving as director of the Court
Orchestra. His compositions include orchestral and chamber music, with vocal
works, sacred and secular. He enjoyed a high reputation as a violin virtuoso
and teacher, and left fourteen concertos for the violin.