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Jan Krtitel Vanhal

born: 1739
died: 1813

Czech composer and pedagogue. Studied in Bohemia, Vienna (by the renowned Austrian baroque composer J.J.Fux) and Italy, worked mostly in Vienna. His works are homophonic since the very beginnings, though with some elements of polyphony (mostly in his early preclassical years). Later works fully in the style of Vienna Classicism.

  • more than 100 symphonies
  • about 100 string quartets
  • many piano sonatas, sonatines etc.
  • about 40 organ fugues
  • cathedral compositions and theoretical works


Mala encyklopedie hudby (dr.Jar.Smolka & kolektiv, Supraphon 1983)


Fuga C dur (MP3) (53", 314 kB; taken from the album „Old Czech Organ Music“, Supraphon 1953)


Last update 2012-07-03