František Xaver Richter (1709-1789) - Overture in D op.2/I
1. I. Allegro spirituoso 2:58
2. II. Andantino grazioso 3:22
3. III. Presto 1:23
František Rossler-Rosetti (1750-1792) - Sinfonia in C Op.5/I
4. I. Adagio. Allegro molto 7:19
5. II. Adagio 4:36
6. III. Presto 5:43
Josef Mysliveček (1737-1781) - Sinfonia in D Op.1/I
7. I. Allegro assai 2:13
8. II. Allegretto 2:59
9. III. Presto 1:25
Josef Bárta (1744-1787) - Sinfonia in g minore
10. I. Allegro spiritoso 4:37
11. II. Andante 3:46
12. III. Allegro molto 4:31
Antonín Kammel (1730-1784?) - Sinfonia in F Op.10/VI
13. I. Allegro 3:57
14. II. Andante 1:49
15. III. Menuetto 2:06
total time 53:15
Vojtěch Spurný conductor
The Ensemble 18+ chamber orchestra was established in 2009 with the concept of applying the criteria of so-called historically informed performance to an ensemble of modern instruments. However, work with historic sources and knowledge of period performance techniques is simply a basis not the final goal. The final goal is a lively, novel and dynamic presentation of music on level with modern performance trends and the current level of musicological research as well as a conscious breaking down of the barriers that separate music from its listeners. Members of the ensemble, whose average age does not exceed 30 years, wish to use their style of work, personal diligence and technical skills to differentiate themselves from standard orchestral routines and create an individual style of performance.
Their choice of repertoire also corresponds to this desire and it is predominantly made up of infrequently performed or completely unknown music dating from the 18th century, frequently of Czech provenience. The orchestra structure is variable, however, its core members are 10 string instruments, 5 wind instruments and a harpsichord player - conductor. This number precisely corresponds to the orchestra that Jiří Antonín Benda had in 1750 at the court in Gotha.
Vojtěch Spurný (1964)
Is one of the most important Czech artists of his generation. He studied at the Prague Conservatory (flute, piano), the Academy of Performing Arts (opera direction, conductorship, harpsichord) and at Utrecht University (harpsichord and period music performance practice). His teachers included Helmut Rilling, Johann Sonnleitner and Kenneth Gilbert. Even as a student he was a zealous promoter of so-called historically informed performance and also directs his own ensemble of period instruments called Musica Salutaris.
The renaissance range of his talent enables him to embrace a range of musical styles and genres. As an opera conductor he was a regular guest at the opera in Götteborg, and he was also the opera director at the State Opera Prague during the season of 2002-2003. He collaborates with a number of Czech orchestras - the Prague Philharmonia, the Prague Symphony Orchestra, the Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic Orchestra, the Czech Chamber Philharmonic. Spurný has also performed with Dagmar Pecková for many years. Vojtěch Spurný intensively pursues concert performances as a specialist in historic key instruments - the harpsichord, fortepiano and also A. Hába's quarter-tone piano. He is also active as a lecturer at the Prague Academy of Performing Arts.
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