11. června  2015 v 11:29  rubrika: Authors

Zelenka Jan Dismas (1679 - 1745)

Jan Dismas Zelenka - Foto: 1. lékařská fakulta Univerzity Karlovy

Jan Dismas ZelenkaFoto: 1. lékařská fakulta Univerzity Karlovy

One of the most significant figures of the Dresden music scene of the 1720s and 1730s was Jan Dismas Zelenka, a native of the little town of Louňovice in Bohemia, who remains one of the most extraordinary personalities of the Baroque music. Rather surprisingly, however, given that Zelenka spent a substantial part of his life in one of the most radiant European music centres, there is little known about his life.

The total number of Zelenka's known and attributed opus numbered works is 249. Sacred vocal-instrumental music is at the center of his compositions, and include over 20 masses, four extensive oratorios and requiems, two Magnificats and Te Deum settings, 13 litanies, many psalms, hymns, antiphons. Zelenka also wrote a number of purely instrumental works – six trio or quartet sonatas, five capricci, one "Hipocondrie" as well as Concertos, Overtures and Symphonies. 

Titles for sale:
I Penitenti al Sepolcro del Redentore ZWV 63
Ouverture a 7 concertanti F major ZWV 188 

 

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