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Czech Masters in Vienna

“Czech music is not just Dvořák, Smetana, Janáček"
Marek Štilec wants to complete the whole picture by promoting the music of almost forgotten Czech composers.
Leopold Koželuch, Krönungskantate
Leopold Koželuh, Sinfonia in D
About the project
The goal of the Czech Masters in Vienna project is to search for the not published or not (or rarely) performed and not recorded works by selected Czech composers (Koželuch, Wranitzky, Gassmann, Wanhal, Krommer) of the second half of the XVIIIth Century who were living and working in Vienna in that time. The modern scores are edited and published and eventually performed by the Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice, Prague Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble 18+, Wiener Concert Verein Orchester, Kurpfälzisches Kammerorchester Mannheim and others.

The project started with Leopold Koželuch symphonies performed in Prague and Pardubice and recorded by the Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice, released by Naxos in March 2017. Other recordings include the Krönungs Kantate by Leopold Koželuch performed by the Prague Symphony Orchestra and recorded for Naxos in January 2017, released by Naxos in April 2018 and symphonies II, III and IV by Koželuch (to complete all symphonies), Piano Concertos by Koželuch, other works by Koželuch (operas, oratorios), symphonies by Vranicky, Barta and Krommer.

Project participants: Naxos, Czech Radio Prague, Czech Museum of Music, Wiener Concert Verein Orchester, ArcoDiva management, Hudební rozhledy, Music magazine Czech Republic, Gustav Mahler Festival, Gustav Mahler Society Czech Republic, Academy of Performing Arts Prague, Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra, Pardubice, Ensemble 18+, Wranitzky Project

Artistic Director: Marek Štilec


PardubiceCzech Masters in Vienna: Leopold Koželuh

Czech Masters in Vienna: Leopold Koželuh
Mozart, Kozeluch
Komorní filharmonie Pardubice; Pavel Horák; Simona Eisinger; Jaromír Meduna; Boni Pueri; Marek Štilec

VelvaryCzech Masters in Vienna: Leopold Koželuch

Mozart, Kozeluch
Komorní filharmonie Pardubice; Pavel Horák; Michaela Rozsa Růžičková; Boni Pueri; Marek Štilec

JihlavaCzech Masters in Vienna: Leopold Koželuh

Kozeluch: La Ritrovata – Suite from the ballet
Jiří Sycha; Filip Dvořák; Unknown
Find out more about the composers
Between 1740 and 1810 there lived 79 Czech or in Bohemia (Moravia or Silesia) born composers in Vienna (according to: Dlabacz Johann Gottfried: Allgemeines historisches Künstler-Lexikon für Böhmen und zum Theil auch für Mähren und Schlesien, Prag 1815).

Among them: František Ignác Antonín Tůma (1704 – 1774), Josef Antonín Štěpán (1726 - 1797), Florian Leopold Gassmann (1729 - 1774), Jan Křtitel Vaňhal (1739 – 1813), Václav Pichl (1741 – 1805), Josef Bárta (1744 - 1787) , František Adam Míča (1746 – 1811), Leopold Koželuh (1747 – 1818), František Vincenc Krommer–Kramář (1759 – 1831), Pavel Vranický (1756 – 1808), Antonín Vranický (1761 – 1820), Jan Václav Hugo Voříšek (1791 – 1825)