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Donald Macleod traces Zelenka's final years, surprisingly prolific despite his employers expending more energy on hunting parties than musical pursuits.

Donald Macleod traces Zelenka's final years, when his Dresden employers seemed more interested in hunting parties than musical ambition. And yet the composer managed to produce some of the finest works, including a serenata generously augmented with a bolt-on finale to show off the singing talents of his greatest rival's wife.

1 hour

Last on

Fri 22 Jan 2010 22:00

Music Played

  • Jan Dismas Zelenka

    Miserere in C minor (ZWV 57)

    Performer: Il Fondamento Performer: Paul Dombrecht (director)

    • PASSACAILLE 9528.
    • 1 to 4.
  • Jan Dismas Zelenka

    Il Diamente (excerpt)

    Performer: Gabriela Eibenová (soprano, Venere) Performer: Ensemble Inégal Performer: Prague Baroque Soloists Performer: Adam Viktora (conductor)

    • NIBIRU NI01512232.
  • Jan Dismas Zelenka

    Missa Votiva ZWV 18 – Gloria

    Performer: Collegium 1740 Performer: Collegium Vocale 1730 Performer: Hana Blažíková (soprano) Performer: Markéta Cukrová (alto) Performer: Tomáš Kořínek (tenor) Performer: Tomáš Král (bass)

    • Václav Luks (director).

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