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Christoph Spering, Das Neue Orchester - Josef Myslivecek: La Passione di Nostro Signore Gesu Cristo (2005)

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Christoph Spering, Das Neue Orchester - Josef Myslivecek: La Passione di Nostro Signore Gesu Cristo (2005)

Christoph Spering, Das Neue Orchester - Josef Mysliveček: La Passione di Nostro Signore Gesu Cristo (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 449 Mb | Total time: 59:10+43:16 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Capriccio | # 71 025/26 | Recorded: 2004

Interesting that the librettist of this oratorio, none other than Pietro Metastasio, avoids biblical passages completely. In doing so, this lets in an emotive realism that allows a quasi-operatic treatment by Prague-born Myslivecek. The composer's penchant for Metastasio in his thirty-odd operas obviously extended to oratorio. The apostle Peter becomes a major figure in the drama. Absent from the crucifixion itself, he has to make urgent enquiry into the state of play. Enter Mary Magdalene - a Biblical character under much re-evaluation in current spirituality - who accompanied Jesus to the cross. Other characters include John (here of course Giovanni), the second eyewitness, Joseph of Arimathea (Giuseppe).

Werner Ehrhardt, L'arte del mondo - Josef Mysliveček: Medonte (2012)

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Werner Ehrhardt, L'arte del mondo - Josef Mysliveček: Medonte (2012)

Werner Ehrhardt, L'arte del mondo - Josef Mysliveček: Medonte (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 675 Mb | Total time: 62:27+73:59 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | # 88697861242 | Recorded: 2011

When this opera's oratorio was rediscovered in 1928, it was first believed to be composed by Mozart. But in fact it was a piece of the last opera of the Prague composer Josef Myslivecek (1731-1781), with whom Mozart had friendly relations and who indeed was inspired by Myslivecek’s work. This world premiere recording of the opera “Medonte” by the ensemble l’arte del mondo shows imposingly the exceptional skills of this wrongly neglected composer. Recorded live at the Bayer Kulturhaus, Leverkusen.

Michi Gaigg, L'Orfeo Barockorchester - Josef Mysliveček: Symphonies & 5 Overtures (2004)

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Michi Gaigg, L'Orfeo Barockorchester - Josef Mysliveček: Symphonies & 5 Overtures (2004)

Michi Gaigg, L'Orfeo Barockorchester - Josef Mysliveček: Symphonies & 5 Overtures (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 506 Mb | Total time: 106:10 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CPO | # 777 050-2 | Recorded: 2003

Mysliveček, il divino Boemo (the title seems to have been a fictional exaggeration) was particularly associated with opera. But his instrumental works outnumber the operatic by some margin and some of his best-known works, to us at least, are his concertos. The years of his greatest triumphs were between about 1767 and 1777, a decade that saw foreign successes, meetings with Mozart and considerable operatic esteem. His Six Symphonies of 1772 are indebted to the Italianate three-movement form, which they have absorbed with considerable vivacity, and they show individual touches – modulations, wind solos and the like – that give them an individual stamp.

Ivan Pařík, Sinfonietta Praha - Josef Mysliveček: Abramo ed Isacco (1995)

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Ivan Pařík, Sinfonietta Praha - Josef Mysliveček: Abramo ed Isacco (1995)

Ivan Pařík, Sinfonietta Praha - Josef Mysliveček: Abramo ed Isacco (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue & Log) ~ 648 Mb | Total time: 142:01 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Supraphon | # SU 3209-2 232 | Recorded: 1991

A few brush strokes have come to define the otherwise obscure 18th-century composer later known as 'Il Divino Boemo', or the Divine Bohemian: Josef Myslivecek. He was a close friend of Mozart and a musical influence on him. He was one of the most celebrated opera composers in Italy in the 1770s.

Magdalena Kožená, Michel Swierczewski, Prague Philharmonia - Le belle immagini: Mozart, Gluck, Mysliveček (2001)

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Magdalena Kožená, Michel Swierczewski, Prague Philharmonia - Le belle immagini: Mozart, Gluck, Mysliveček (2001)

Magdalena Kožená, Michel Swierczewski, Prague Philharmonia - Le belle immagini: Mozart, Gluck, Mysliveček (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 292 Mb | Total time: 68:18 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | 471 334-2 | Recorded: 2001

Mozart and Gluck may make natural bedfellows for a program of arias, but Josef Myslivecek is not a name that would jump to most minds to join them. Czech mezzo Magdalena Kozená may be about to change that. In his time (1737-1781), the Czech composer was up there with the greats after his studies in Italy. He couldn't have a more persuasive champion than Kozená, who sets out to show why Myslivecek was counted among the country's 10 most successful composers. The young Kozená's mantelpiece is already crowded with competition trophies, including a 2001 Gramophone Award for her CD of eastern European love songs with Graham Johnson.

Magdalena Kožená - Enchantment (2006)

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Magdalena Kožená - Enchantment (2006)

Magdalena Kožená - Enchantment (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 563 Mb | Total time: 60:19+76:57 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | 00289 477 6153 | Recorded: 1996-2003

If your ideal vocal recording places the performer next to your seat and your ideal vocal performance has the performer singing directly into your ear, this disc by mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kozená will be just about ideal. No matter what the repertoire – and Kozená performs everything from Bach to Gounod to Shostakovich – and no matter what the context – and Kozená takes on everything from song to opera to oratorio – Kozená is right next to the listener, singing straight into his/her ear. Given her exceedingly warm tone, her extremely rich delivery, and her extraordinarily sibilant pronunciation, Kozená's intimate delivery may be too much for those with heart conditions or those all too easily affected by singers. But for those made of sterner stuff, Kozená's performances here will be the stuff dreams are made of.

Philippe Jaroussky - Passion Jaroussky [3CDs] (2019)

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Philippe Jaroussky - Passion Jaroussky [3CDs] (2019)

Philippe Jaroussky - Passion Jaroussky [3CDs] (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 0,97 Gb | Total time: 76:19+80:21+75:30 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | # 9029537555 | Recorded: 2000

Passion Jaroussky marks 20 years since Philippe Jaroussky made his professional debut and commenced his rapid ascent to stardom. As the French countertenor says, “Even after all these years, my passion for music is undimmed.” Ranging musically from the 16th to the 21st century, the triple album comprises both new recordings and highlights from recent albums, and it also showcases Jaroussky’s collaborations with a host of major singers – from the worlds of both classical music and pop – instrumentalists, conductors and orchestras.

George Petrou, Armonia Atenea - The 5 countertenors (2015)

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George Petrou, Armonia Atenea - The 5 countertenors (2015)

George Petrou, Armonia Atenea, Max Emanuel Cencic, Yuriy Mynenko, Valer Sabadus, Xavier Sabata, Vince Yi -The 5 countertenors: Jommelli, Porpora, Galuppi, Handel, Mysliveček, J.C. Bach, Gluck, Bertoni, Hasse (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 349 Mb | Total time: 63:46 | Scans included
Classical | Label: DECCA | # 478 8094 | Recorded: 2013

Decca’s new release brings together five of the world’s most renowned countertenors, who bring the rich world of baroque opera to life. Once rarely heard, countertenors are now firmly established on the operatic stage and concert platform and their popularity has reached an all-time high. This album features virtuosic highlights from baroque opera and showcases the extraordinary abilities of five astonishing artists: Max Emanuel Cencic, Yuriy Mynenko, Valer Sabadus, Xavier Sabata and Vince Yi.

Peter Van Heyghen, Il Gardellino - Josef Mysliveček: Adamo ed Eva (2019)

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Peter Van Heyghen, Il Gardellino - Josef Mysliveček: Adamo ed Eva (2019)

Peter Van Heyghen, Il Gardellino - Josef Mysliveček: Adamo ed Eva (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 667 Mb | Total time: 60:34+68:34 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Passacaille | # PAS1053 | Recorded: 2018

“Full of fire, spirit and life.” is how Mozart described this work of his contemporary, presented here for the first time on this new 2CD set. Mozart’s positive verdict on Josef Myslivecek (1737-1781) was intended to make the listener aware, for the fact that the extremely critical Salzburg composer expresses himself positively about a colleague is an absolute exception. His oratorio Adamo & Eva, performed in Florence in 1771, was composed at precisely the time when contact with the Mozart family seemed to have been particularly close.