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Jan Dismas Zelenka

Sonatas ZWV 181 
a 2 oboi (violino) e 2 bassi obligati
550 Kč
The last complete recording of all six sonatas on historical instruments was made over twenty years ago (Ensemble Zefiro, 1993), so the new recording by Collegium 1704 is eagerly anticipated.More than twenty years, the complete cycle of six chamber sonatas has been waiting until its next recording with historic instruments is made. This fascinating collection presents in the context of Baroque music a true rarity. Enormously technical difficulty of compositions confronts their listeners with a most intimately personal statement of the author.

Sonatas ZWV 181 
a 2 oboi (violino) e 2 bassi obligati

Collegium 1704
Xenia Löffler, Michael Bosch oboe
Jane Gower basoon
Helena Zemanová violin
Luděk Braný double bass
Shizuko Noiri lute
Václav Luks harpsichord

The collection of six sonatas by Jan Dismas Zelenka is composed – with the exception of the sonata no. 3 that employ the violin – for a pair of oboes, bassoon, and basso continuo. In the context of Baroque chamber music, this represents a true rarity. Here, Zelenka elevates the sonata da camera to a genre of enormous technical difficulty for the performers, making especially great demands on the wind players, and the composer confronts his listeners with a most intimately personal statement. Zelenka’s sonatas are exceptional works in the repertoire of Baroque chamber music, but because of their great difficulty, they appear only occasionally on concert programmes. Recordings of these sonatas are equally rare.

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