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Mass in B minor BWV 232

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
(2 CD)

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...a wonderful freshness, the spirit of the dance, the celestial dance, which underlies so much of Bach’s music, beautifully brought out, very, very skillful instrumental playing. 

(Richard Wigmore, BBC Radio 3, 10/2013)

 

In the case of the Mass in B Minor, what is involved is not the discovery of some sort of universal, historically-based interpretive truth, but rather the courage to examine one of the greatest works of music history without being intimidated by its monumentality, and with eagerness to discover its lovely colors in their natural beauty as revealed when the layers of performance tradition are removed.” (Václav Luks)


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Zelenka: Sanctus et Agnus Dei, ZWV 34 & 36, Tůma: Stabat Mater
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František Ignác Antonín Tůma (1704–1774) – Stabat Mater g moll
Jan Dismas Zelenka (1679–1745) – Sanctus et Agnus Dei ex Missa Nigra sum ZWV 34*, Sanctus et Agnus Dei a 6 ZWV 36*, Sub tuum praesidium I–III ZWV 157 
Johann Georg Orschler (1698–1767/70) – Sonata in F pro 2 housle a b.c.







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Zelenka, Tůma / STABAT MATER
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Johann Sebastian Bach – Cantatas
Martina Janková – soprano
Collegium 1704, Václav Luks – conductor /LIVE/

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Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten (BWV 202)
Ich habe genug (BWV 82a)
Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen (BWV 51)

Bach's musical world is close to Martina Jankova's sensibility and voice - both in virtuoso coloratura passages (Jauchzet Gott) and fine expressive nuances (Ich habe genug). The live recording further augments the immediate experience with encountering Bach's beautiful and inimitablemusic. The world of Bach's cantatas through Martina Jankova's voice - brilliant, colourful, lush…

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Bach – Kantáty | Martina Janková, Collegium 1704
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Responsoria pro hebdomada sancta ZWV 55 and Lamentatio Ieremiae Prophetae ZWV 53 /2CD/
Jan Dismas Zelenka (1679–1745)

J. D. Zelenka - Responsoria pro hebdomada sancta
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“At last I have the pleasure of offering you Responsoria by the blessed Mr. Zelenka, with the sincere wish, brother, that you might be granted the delight of tasting the sweet fruits of this almond tree.“

(Johann Georg Pisendel in his letter to Georg Philipp Telemann on 16 April 1749)
 
The first complete and representative recording of Responsorias by J. D. Zelenka by Collegium Vocale 1704 and Collegium 1704 under the baton of Václav Luks has been published in February 2012.

The opulent booklet of this double CD contains texts and essays in English, German, French and the Latin original text.


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Responsoria
Zelenka | Responsoria pro hebdomada sancta
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Officium defunctorum ZWV 47 & Requiem in D ZWV 46 after August the Strong /2CD/
Jan Dismas Zelenka (1679–1745)

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"Václav Luks directs the Officium defunctorum with ample dramatic energy; Collegium 1704’s players and choir perform with lyricism and precision. A fabulous masterpiece is unveiled." (Gramophone)
 
"...
the 1704s are among the leading Zelenka performers of the day. Happy days for Zelenka fans.“ (Early Music Review)

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Zelenka | Requiem
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Concerts
Antonín Reichenauer (1694–1730)

Antonín Reichenauer (1694–1730) Koncerty a Ouverturadiapasondor





World premiere recording of instrumental concerts by the Czech baroque composer

This CD has received Diapason d'Or and has been selected as a "CD der Woche" by the MDR, German broadcasting station

Sergio Azzolini – bassoon
Xenia Löffler – oboe
Lenka Torgersen – violin

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I Penitenti al Sepolchro del Redentore ZWV 63
Jan Dismas Zelenka (1679–1745)

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"...It turns out to be a fascinating reworking

 with much to be admired by a conductor who is full of ideas and who demands our attention. He clearly wishes to communicate how thrilling Zelenka can be..."
(Andrew Hinds, jdzelenka.net)


"...The sound recording, from a Prague castle, is superb. This Czech ensemble is to be commended for its effective championing of music from its home ground."
(James Manheim, All Music Guide)

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Missa votiva ZWV 18

Jan Dismas Zelenka (1679–1745)

 

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"It's one of the nicest and most remarkable recordings of the baroque music I have ever heard." (Michael Stegermann, Stereoplay)

"This a
lbum is a real discover confirming a captivating Zelenka’s profile. This recording is one of the most convincing in the field." (Camille Joyeuse, classiquenews.com)

"All in all a unique CD you simply must have in your collection."
(www.klassiekezaken.nl, Doron Nagan)

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Composizioni per Orchestra
Jan Dismas Zelenka (1679–1745)

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Jan Dismas Zelenka (1679-1745), the famous Czech composer who worked at the court in Dresden most probably wrote the pieces on this CD in Prague in 1723 for the local orchestra of Count Hartig. 

Zelenka's music still surprises the listener more than 250 years later. It is truly unconventional even for audiences in the 21st century! 

The recording was prepared according to the original manuscripts archived in the Landesbibliothek Dresden. These compositions offer a glimpse into the world of one of the most original and noteworthy musical geniuses. Zelenka's Compositions for Orchestra – works by one of the most noteworthy musical geniuses.


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Zelenka | Composizioni
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Concertos for harpsichord, 2 violins, viola and cello
Jiří Antonín Benda (1722–1795)

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"The performance of Václav Luks and his Collegium 1704 calls for praise. (...) It is remarkable recording which belongs to the best ones in this repertoir." (Diapason, Philippe Ramin, 2/2006)

"Collegium 1704, with the excellent Václav Luks on harpsichord, bring this cosmopolitan era to life quite brilliantly. The lively atmosphere of the time is reconstructed with a 'classical' spirit. (...) Luks and his Collegium demonstrate their ability to honour the high level of craftsmanship in this music." (Goldberg, Giampaolo Mele, 2006)


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Benda | Koncerty
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