Wranitzky, Anton



Violinist; younger brother of Paul W.; born at Neureusch, Moravia. He received instruction from his brother, Albrechtsberger, Mozart and Haydn. He took up his residence in Vienna, where he became chapelmaster to Prince Lobkowitz and earned an enviable reputation as a teacher of the violin and from about 1796 was considered one of the best violinists at that capital. He died there. His compositions include two masses, a violin concerto, six quintets for two violins, two violas and cello; fifteen quartets for strings; violin duets, variations for two violins; also for violin with bass; violin sonatas with bass. He wrote a violin method.