The stylistic development of Johann Stamic

Assesses Stamic’s role in the history of the symphony with emphasis on the first years of the composer’s stay in Paris (1751-55). Examines his stylistic development from the Six sonates a trois parties concertantes, op. 1, to the symphony op. 3. The later symphonies, op. 4, 5, and 8, reveal even further stylistic evolution in respect to techniques of development and thematic variation, with a de-emphasis on orchestral color.