Josef Mysliveček (1737–81) – born in Prague, based in Italy – was one of the chief architects of the 'high’ Classical style that emerged in Europe around 1770, and one of the most important musical influences on the young Mozart. The works on this CD, composed in the mid-1760s, were published to be performed as string symphonies, as here, or as quintets for two violins, two violas and cello, the earliest such works ever to appear in print. Their grace, passion and tenderness help explain why Mozart so admired Mysliveček’s operas and instrumental music.
Uralsk Philharmonic Orchestra, orchestra Gary Brain, conductor
Sinfonia Concertante, Op. 2 No. 1, in B flat major, F1 (1765) https://d3i77y9w5vf4up.cloudfront.net/TOCC0023/TOCC0023t04.mp3
Sinfonia Concertante, Op. 2 No. 2, in E major, F2 (1765) https://d3i77y9w5vf4up.cloudfront.net/TOCC0023/TOCC0023t07.mp3
Sinfonia Concertante, Op. 2 No. 5, in D major, F5 (1765) https://d3i77y9w5vf4up.cloudfront.net/TOCC0023/TOCC0023t10.mp3
Sinfonia Concertante, Op. 2 No. 3, in G major, F3 (1765) https://d3i77y9w5vf4up.cloudfront.net/TOCC0023/TOCC0023t13.mp3
Sinfonia Concertante, Op. 2 No. 4, in A major, F4 (1765) https://d3i77y9w5vf4up.cloudfront.net/TOCC0023/TOCC0023t16.mp3
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Catalogue No: TOCC0023EAN/UPC: 5060113440235Release Date: 01.05.2006Composer: Josef Mysliveček Artists: Gary Brain, Uralsk Philharmonic Orchestra
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Richard Freed :
“The six brief string symphonies by Josef Myslivecek, “il divino boemo,” so admired by Mozart and his contemporaries, are works of real substance that would grace any concert season, and the orchestra in Kazakhstan may counter the foolish impression of that country created by that irritatingly popular movie.” —Richard Freed, SoundStage! Network
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