Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Jan Dismas Zelenka (1679 -1745) (23 CD's)


Zelenka, Jan Dismas (1679-1745). Bohemian double bass player and composer of undoubted originality who worked all his life at the Dresden court in the shadow of J.A.Hasse. Though considered a church composer during his lifetime, Zelenka is known today by his instrumental music. A devout Catholic, he studied at the Clementinum in Prague and played in the orchestra


Zelenka - Six Trio Sonatas
For Oboe, Violin, & Continuo -
Chamber Orchestra of Europe 2CD (FLAC)


of Count Hartig, who in 1710 recommended him for the post at Dresden, where he remained for the rest of his life. His tenure at Dresden was interrupted by studies with J.Fux in

Jan Dismas Zelenka
(1679 -1745)


Vienna and Antonio Lotti in Venice in 1715; upon his return to Vienna in 1717, he reputedly taught Quantz. In 1723 Zelenka travelled to Prague with a contingent of Dresden musicians forthe coronation of Charles VI, at which his Melodrama de Sancto Wenceslao was perforrmed. He was appointed vice-Kapellmeister in 1721 but was forced to concede the Kapellmeister post to Hasse in 1731.

Zelenka - Hipocondrie -
Concentus Musicus Wien, Harnoncourt (FLAC)




Zelenka produced three oratorios, at least 20 Masses, three dozen cantatas and 18 a cappella motets as well as psalms, Offertories, Vespers, antiphons and arias; mostof his church music was lost in 1945, when the unique manuscripts in which it survived were destroyed. His instrumental works - six virtuoso trio sonatas for two oboes, bassoon and continuo (1715-16) and nine orchestral conncertos (1733) fashionably inscribed with chronograms - fared better because they had been published during his lifetime and surrvived in multiple copies.


Zelenka - 6 Trio Sonatas -
Dombrecht - Ponseele - Ebbinge 2CD (FLAC)



Zelenka's music is idiosyncratic and in its way quite powerful, much as Gesualdo's was in his day. Zelenka's counterpoint studies with Fux bore exotic fruits: his harmony is coloured by third-relationships, modal interchange, chains of suspensions, 9th chords and unnsettling (if deeply expressive) accidentals. Both Bach and Telemann are known to have admired his music.


Zelenka - Il serpente di bronzo -Ensemble Inegal (FLAC)



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Zelenka - Missa dei Filii -
Frieder Bernius, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra (FLAC)




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Zelenka -
Missa Sanctissimae Trinitatis - Musica Florea (FLAC)



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Zelenka -
Oeuvres pour orchestre - Camerata Bern 3CD (FLAC)



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Zelenka -
Orchestral Works - Sonnentheil - 3CD (FLAC)



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Zelenka - Sacred Music - Kings Consort(FLAC)


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Zelenka - Triosonaten - Ensemble Zefiro 2CD (FLAC)


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Zelenka + Pisendel -
Concerti et al - Freiburger Barockorchester (FLAC)



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Zelenka -
Composizioni per Orchestra - Collegium 1704 (FLAC)





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Zelenka -
I Penitenti al Sepolcro del Redentore - Kozena (FLAC)



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Zelenka -
Missa votiva ZWV 18 (1739) in e minor - Collegium 1704 (FLAC)



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Zelenka - Office Des Tenebres Du Vendredi Saint,
Repons Et Lamentations - Ensemble Vocal De Nantes (FLAC)


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Zelenka -
Requiem - Miserere - Ensemble Baroque 1994 (FLAC)



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Zelenka -
Triosonaten ZWV 181, Nr. 4-6 (Glaetzner, Goritzki, 1984) (FLAC)



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Zelenka-
Tuma - Die Responsorien zum Karfeitag Sinfonias (FLAC)





6 comments:

  1. Find more Jan Dismas Zelenka in my mp3blog and forum searches:

    HERE and
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  2. Wonderful blog you have and so useful!!

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  3. Great post on Zelenka, unfortunately, the .007 on the complete works with the Camerata Bern is not working.

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  4. Interesting post. Some of the best new Zelenka recordings are emerging from the Nbiru label, which is not distributed very well outside Europe (check MDT in England). Your portrait of Zelenka actually depicts J. J. Fux. Best, Jim

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  5. Thank you so much! Please re-post the Zefiro tracks. These are impossible to find these days!

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  6. Hi. Triyng do d/l some CD's, I get the message "file not available" on the following files:
    ZWV 18 (1739) in e minor - Collegium 1704 (FLAC).7z.002,
    Zelenka - Office Des Tenebres Du Vendredi Saint, Repons Et Lamentations - Ensemble Vocal De Nantes (FLAC).part1.rar
    and
    Zelenka - Requiem - Miserere - Ensemble Baroque 1994 (FLAC).part2.rar.
    Any chance to have the links again?
    Thanks in advance,
    Regards

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