* 30/XII/1756 Nová Říše
+ 26/IX/1808 Vienna
Compositores - El Almanaque
el texto en inglés:
Wranitzky was born in Neureisch (Nová Říše) in Moravia on December 30, 1756. He studied at the Faculty of Theology of University of Olomouc and later a theological seminary in Vienna. At age 20, Wranitzky, like so many other Bohemian composers of that period, moved to Vienna to seek out opportunities within the Austrian imperial capital.
From 1790, Wranitzky served as conductor of both royal theater orchestras. He was highly respected by Mozart, Haydn, and Beethoven; the latter two preferred him as the conductor of their new works. Wranitzky was a prolific composer. His output comprises ten operas, 44 symphonies, at least 56 string quartets (some sources give a number as high as 73) and a large amount of other orchestral and chamber music. His opera, Oberon – The Fairy King from 1789 was a favorite in this genre and inspired Emanuel Schikaneder to write The Magic Flute; in the mid-1790s, Goethe sought to collaborate with Wranitzky on a sequel to the Mozart opera.