He was on friendly terms with and highly respected by Mozart, Haydn, and Beethoven; the latter two preferred him as the conductor of their new works. Vranický was, as so many of his contemporaries, a prolific composer. His output comprises ten operas, fifty-one 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 popular favorite in this genre and inspired Schikaneder to write The Magic Flute; in the mid-1790s, Goethe sought unsuccessfully to collaborate with Vranický on a sequel to the Mozart opera. Read more on Last.fm.
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