Kantáta Alceste e Fileno. Nejstarší známé dílo Josefa Myslivečka?

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Title:Kantáta Alceste e Fileno. Nejstarší známé dílo Josefa Myslivečka?
Creators:
Zdrálek, Vít; vit dot zdralek at gmail dot com; Ústav hudební vědy FF UK, nám. Jana Palacha 2, CZ-116 38, Praha 1, Czech Republic
Journal or Publication Title:
Hudební věda, 42, 2, pp. 137-152
Uncontrolled Keywords:works, dating, dedications, dedication by Mysliveček, religious institutions, performers--conducting, manuscripts and prints

Abstract

The earliest composition by Josef Mysliveček (1737–1781), evidently written before he left for Italy (1763), was proved to be the occasional congratulatory cantata Alceste e Fileno, to an anonymous, allegorical pastoral text. The unanimous dating of the composition before 1757 is helped by a dedication, on the occasion of the election of the Zbraslav Cistercian Monastery abbot Desiderius Andres (in function between 1757 and 1770). The unique, undated copy of the cantata, in the music collection of the Osek Cistercian Monastery in north-western Bohemia, (deposited in the National Museum, Czech Museum of Music in Prague, shelf-mark CZ Pnm XXXII A 62) and procured by the local choirmaster Leonard Dont is presumably affiliated to the original source (perhaps the dedication autograph), from the Zbraslav music collection, today considered to be lost. The opening sinfonia, surviving in five other individual copies, suggests further hypotheses. It survives, amongst others, in the Waldstein music collection, in a group of Mysliveček’s early sinfonies, which are believed (by J. Čeleda, and R. Pečman) to be identical with the composer’s first works, which, according to the obituary, written by J. M. Pelcl, the composer had performed in an unspecified Prague theatre – probably, in fact, in the Waldstein Palace. The dating of the piece suggests that at the age of twenty, J. Mysliveček had already composed, and left Prague with certain compositional skills.

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Title:Kantáta Alceste e Fileno. Nejstarší známé dílo Josefa Myslivečka?
Translated title:The Cantata Alceste e Fileno. The Earliest Work by Josef Mysliveček?
Creators:
Zdrálek, Vít; vit dot zdralek at gmail dot com; Ústav hudební vědy FF UK, nám. Jana Palacha 2, CZ-116 38, Praha 1, Czech Republic
Uncontrolled Keywords:works, dating, dedications, dedication by Mysliveček, religious institutions, performers--conducting, manuscripts and prints
Subjects:M Music and Books on Music > ML Literature of music
Divisions:Humanities and Social Sciences > 9. Section of Humanities and Philology > Institute of Ethnology > Hudební věda (Musicology)
Journal or Publication Title:Hudební věda
Volume:42
Number:2
Page Range:pp. 137-152
ISSN:0018-7003
Publisher:Etnologický ústav AV ČR, v. v. i. – Kabinet hudební historie
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ID Code:3075
Item Type:Article
Deposited On:10 Feb 2010 00:54
Last Modified:10 Feb 2010 00:54

Citation

Zdrálek, Vít (2005) Kantáta Alceste e Fileno. Nejstarší známé dílo Josefa Myslivečka? Hudební věda, 42 (2). pp. 137-152. ISSN 0018-7003

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