František Jiránek: Violin Concerto in D minor

This is day ten of the A-toZ Challenge in which I attempt to blog every day (excepting Sundays) during the month of April. During this month, I am curate a collection of “classical” music pieces, which are lesser known or by lesser known composers (to me at least).  Today’s composer is František Jiránek who lived from 1698 — 1778.

Jiránek was born in Bohemia in what is now the Czech Republic.  His parents were servants in the house of Count Morzin.  Morzin really loved Vivaldi’s music and sent Jiránek to Venice to study with Vivaldi.  Not much of his work survives, and this violin concerto shows strong influence of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons.

 

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4 Responses to František Jiránek: Violin Concerto in D minor

  1. kvennarad says:

    Straight-down-the-middle Baroque, with the influence of Vivaldi very clear.

    I was wondering who would feature as J. I had a bet it would be the composer below. Turns out I wasn’t too far away geographically, but only geographically. :)

    • kurtnemes says:

      Thanks for sharing. I love the Sinfonetta and have written about it before (and might again). It’s among my favorite pieces. I’m fond of his Taras Bulba Rhapsody too. Best.

  2. Thank you for this post… music is one of the finer things in life…

    Thank you for being part of the “AtoZ Challenge”, please stop on over to my site[s] and say “Hello”!
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