František Jiránek: Violin Concerto in D minor
April 11, 2014 4 Comments
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.