Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice & Marek Štilec - Koželuch: Symphonies, Vol. 1 (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:16:52 | 177 MB
Label: Naxos | Release Year: 2017
Apparently, Koželuch had what is called "a big mouth" and did not hesitate to attack his contemporaries, Mozart and Beethoven at the head - Beethoven who made him well, besides. Well, no one will ever claim that Koželuch is equal to the deaf genius; But one can still do him justice and listen to his symphonies, written between the years 1785 and the early nineteenth century, in a Viennese language very in phase with his time, but some turns orient themselves nevertheless towards the first Schubert. About thirty symphonies are known to him, which is not enormous when one considers that his work counts some four hundred works. In addition to dozens of concertos and serenades, he has written more than sixty trios and as many piano sonatas, as well as impressive quantities of quartets, ballets, Lieder, cantatas, as well as a few operas - not so much as regards the latter form. Here are recorded four of his symphonies from the period 1785-1790, when he enjoyed a solid reputation in Vienna as a talented composer. In particular, there is a symphony in G minor of great dramatic force.