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Flying the Flag: The Bohemians – Myslivecek

Thu 5 Feb 2015

OAE musicians talk about the little known composer Myslivecek and his music.

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Playlist: The Bohemians

Mon 2 Feb 2015

We perform our all-wind programme in London on Thursday 5 February (book tickets/more info).

The only way to experience it is to actually be there. But until then check out some other ensembles’ interpretations in our playlist below.

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Josef Mysliveček (1737-1781)

Composer

His Times Mysliveček followed the standard 18th-century route into composing, starting in the church and ending in the theatre. This was a time when composers were itinerant and needed aristocratic patronage: Mysliveček got support from Count Vincenz von Waldstein and traveled to Rome in 1763 to learn his operatic craft with his schooling as a church violinist (and his previous life as an apprentice miller) behind him.

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