|Support the making of the world premiere recording of a newly discovered work, Missa Divi Xaverii ZWV 12 by Jan Dismas Zelenka|
|Did you like the performance of Zelenka's Missa Divi Xaverii ZVW 12? Do you want to listen to this piece anytime you like'd to? Support the making of the world premiere recording of this newly discovered work, which we are going to record in 2015. More information about the project at http://igg.me/at/collegium1704.
Zelenka composed this work when he was at the pinnacle of his creative powers, and the music is overflowing with festive brilliance and boundless invention. It is surprising that this composition, prominent within the context of Zelenka’s output and at the same time one of his most lavishly orchestrated scores, has waited so long to be rediscovered. Nearly three centuries had passed before the work could shine in its original splendor and make a major contribution to how we view Zelenka, who is regarded as one of the most distinctive and original of all composers.
„Soloists,choir and orchestra delivered an outstanding and expressive
performance. The festival could hardly have started better than with this concert.“
(musica Dei donum, Johan van Veen)
|Baroque Christmas with Collegium 1704|
|In December, Collegium 1704 and Václav Luks have prepared a set of concerts that awaken a huge audience interest. On 6th December the Advent concert in Břevnov monastery will take place: being sold out since summer! It will be followed by Christmas concerts in the Rudolfinum with Czech modern premiere of Zelenka's Missa Divi Xaverii and Bach's Magnificat. The concert will be perfomed twice on 15th and 16th December.
The series will end with New Year's Eve concert in the Church of St. Simon and Jude and New Year's concert in Annekirche, Dresden with Handel's Dixit Dominus, that are usually sold out, too.
We would also like you point out that Radioservis where you can buy tickets to our New Year's Eve concert has changed the opening hours:
Saturday 13.12.2014: 9.00 – 14.00
Saturday 20.12.2014: 9.00 – 14.00
Monday 29.12.2014: 10.00 – 17.00
Tuesday 30.12.2014: 10.00 - 17.00
Wednesday 31.12.2014: CLOSED
Friday 2.1.2015: CLOSED
Monday 5.1.2015: CLOSED
|Collegium 1704 on TV Mezzo|
|Bach's Magnificat and Easter oratorio by Collegium 1704 will be televised on Mezzo TV during Christmas! First screening is on Sunday 7th Dec at 09h30, then 17th Dec at 13h35 and 21st Dec at 09h30.
|"Liquid voice" of Karina Gauvin will flood the Rudolfinum on 18th November|
|"Liquid gold that flows around any intricate ornament": that is a description of the voice and skill of Canadian soprano Karina Gauvin, who was headlining the November concert cycle Collegium 1704 in the Rudolfinum. Thanks to her temperament and unique vocal abilities, she was an ideal guide to the world of operatic rivals and the most famous sopranos of Handel's day.