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 Josef Myslivecek

Josef Myslivecek

Birth
Prague, Okres Praha, Prague Capital City, Czech Republic
Death 4 Feb 1781 (aged 43)
Rome, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy
Burial Rome, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy
Memorial ID 9589729 · View Source
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Composer. An important figure of the Classical era, he was born in Prague but lived in Italy most of his life. He composed 85 symphonies and 26 operas, and is credited with inventing the string quintet. In 1770 Myslivecek met 14 year-old Wolfgang Mozart and had a profound influence on his melodic style; Mozart adored not only Myslivecek's music but the man as well, telling his father, "He exudes fire, spirit and life". Unluckily for Myslivecek, his fun-loving personality led to his contracting syphilis. He lost half his nose to the disease, and the rest was removed in a barbaric operation from which he never recovered. He died impoverished in Rome.

Bio by: Bobb Edwards


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  • Originally Created by: Bobb Edwards
  • Added: 12 Oct 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9589729
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Josef Myslivecek (9 Mar 1737–4 Feb 1781), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9589729, citing Basilica di San Lorenzo in Lucina, Rome, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy ; Maintained by Find A Grave .