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Composer Profile: Zelenka

Lucie Skeaping profiles the late-baroque Czech composer Jan Dismas Zelenka who won the admiration of many distinguished contemporaries, among them Johann Sebastian Bach.

Lucie Skeaping profiles the life, times and music of the 18th-century Czech composer Jan Dismas Zelenka, who won the admiration of many distinguished contemporaries, among them Johann Sebastian Bach. One of the most neglected figures of the late baroque, Zelenka composed some of the most sumptuous and glorious church music ever written.

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Music Played

  • Jan Dismas Zelenka

    Kyrie eleison (Litaniae de Sancto Xaverio, ZWV 156)

    Ensemble: Collegium 1704. Choir: Collegium Vocale 1704.
  • Jan Dismas Zelenka

    Sub tuum praesidium in C minor, ZWV 157/2

    Ensemble: Collegium 1704. Choir: Collegium Vocale 1704.
  • Jan Dismas Zelenka

    Miserere II (Miserere in C minor, ZWV 57)

    Ensemble: Fiori Musicali Choir & Orchestra. Conductor: Penelope Rapson..
  • Jan Dismas Zelenka

    Sanctus (Missa Sanctissimae Trinitatis, ZWV.17)

    Singer: Gabriela Eibenová. Ensemble: Ensemble Inégal. Ensemble: Prague Baroque Soloists. Conductor: Adam Viktora.
  • Jan Dismas Zelenka

    Lamentatio II (Lamentationes pro die Mercurii Sancto)

    Singer: Michael Chance. Ensemble: Chandos Baroque Players.
  • Jan Dismas Zelenka

    Hipocondrie a 7 concertanti in A major, ZWV 187

    Ensemble: Concentus Musicus Wien. Director: Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
  • Jan Dismas Zelenka

    Capriccio IV in A major (2nd mvt)

    Ensemble: Camerata Bern. Director: Alexander Van Wijnkoop.
  • Jan Dismas Zelenka

    Tu nostra es vera, tu gloriae spes (Deus dux fortissime, ZWV 60)

    Singer: Hana Blažíková. Singer: David Erler. Orchestra: Collegium Marianum. Director: Jana Semaradova.
  • Jan Dismas Zelenka

    Ave crucis, ave lignum (Deus dux fortissime, ZWV 60)

    Singer: Hana Blažíková. Singer: David Erler. Orchestra: Collegium Marianum. Director: Jana Semaradova.

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