Myslivecek: Adamo & Eva
IL GARDELLINO MAMELI ROSSI MANCINI CONTALDO HEYGHEN
“Full of fire, spirit and life.” Mozart's positive verdict on Josef Myslivecek (1737-1781) was intended to make the listener aware, for the fact that the extremely critical Salzburg composer expresses himself positively about a colleague is an absolute exception. His oratorio Adamo & Eva, performed in Florence in 1771, was composed at precisely the time when contact with the Mozart family seemed to have been particularly close. The work presented by Il Gardellino under the direction of Peter van Heyghen gives a good impression of what Mozart appreciated about Myslivecek’s music: melodic ingenuity as well as transparency and lightness of musical language.