Baroque Bohemia & Beyond

Bohemia – a land roughly corresponding to modern day Czech Republic – was the base of a richly vibrant musical scene which influenced the rest of Europe. During the 18th Century as the Baroque era developed into the Classical Era, composers such as Stamitz, Vanhal, Myslivecek and Reicha found their country taken over by the Hapsburg Empire. They found fruitful employment from their new Austrian masters and subsequently moved further afield as their renown spread. This group of 5 albums with informative historical notes shows how they influenced and inspired the next generation, even earning the admiration of Haydn and Mozart. Click on the images below for further details on each title.