četvrtak, 12.01.2017 11:55
Myslivecek – Wind octets
Josef Myslivecek was a Czech composer from the Bohemia region. He was born a miller’s son in Prague in 1737. Myslivecek played the violin and studied literature and philosophy. He didn’t graduate and began to take composition and organ classes. After publishing six Symphonies, he travelled to Venice where he studied voice and composition. Here, he focussed on composing operas. This turned out to be a success; he became known in all of Italy, making him the best-earning Italian opera composer of his day. He composed about 30 operas, meeting Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in Bologna. The influence of the young Mozart can clearly be heard in his instrumental compositions, such as these wind octets.