During the early Classical period, the focus of the European music world shifted. Whereas during the Baroque era Italy, France and Germany – the core areas of the courts of absolutistic rulers – had dictated the rhythm, the strengthening of the bourgeoisie was accompanied by a new music aesthetics that departed from pompous Baroque ideas. Even at Mozart’s time, Prague was considered one of the most important ‘music cities’ in the world. The composers on this album also had a share in this development.
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 -  JOHANN BAPTIST VANHAL (1739-1813) Symphony in G minor, Bryan g1  -  FRANTIŠEK BENDA (1709-1786) Concerto for flute and orchestra in A minor  -  LEOPOLD KOZELUCH (1747-1818) Symphony for winds in D major  JOHANN SOBECK (1831-1914) Concerto for clarinet and orchestra in B flat major (after the unfinished violin concerto by Ludwig van Beethoven, WoO 5)
 ZDENEK FIBICH (1850-1900) ŠÁRKA, op. 51 (Overture) JOSEPH BOHUSLAV FOERSTER (1859-1951) Concerto for violin and orchestra No. 1 in C minor Op. 88 ZDENEK FIBICH Symphony No. 3 in E Minor, Op. 53