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Kozeluch: Cantata for the Coronation of Leopold II / Stilec, Prague Symphony

Release Date: 04/13/2018 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8573787  
Composer:  Leopold Anton Kozeluch
Performer:  Josef MoravecFilip DvořákTomáš KořínekKristýna Vylíčilová
Conductor:  Marek Štilec
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Symphony OrchestraMartinu Voices
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This album is the second release in the Naxos Czech Music Masters from Vienna series, and features the world premiere recording of Kozeluch’s magnificent coronation cantata. The coronation of Leopold II in Prague in 1791 came at a difficult time for European monarchs, although Leopold himself enjoyed a reputation as an enlightened ruler. Two musical works were commissioned for the occasion: Mozart’s opera ‘La clemenza di Tito’ and Kozeluch’s cantata ‘Heil dem Monarchen.’ The cantata, by turns celebratory, serene and darkly dramatic, was well-received and enhanced Kozeluch’s reputation in royal circles. It almost certainly played a part in his appointment in 1792 to the court of Leopold’s son and successor, the last Holy Roman Emperor Franz Read more II. Read less

Works on This Recording

Cantata for the Coronation of Leopold II, P. XIX:6 "Heil dem Monarchen" by Leopold Anton Kozeluch
Performer:  Josef Moravec (Tenor), Filip Dvořák (Harpsichord), Tomáš Kořínek (Tenor),
Kristýna Vylíčilová (Soprano)
Conductor:  Marek Štilec
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Symphony Orchestra,  Martinu Voices
Period: Classical 
Written: Bohemia 

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