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06-06-2006, 04:15 AM

I have just come back from Dresden where Il serpente di bronzo and the Miserere ZWV 57 were performed in the Frauenkirche, by the Dresdner Barockorchester, Sachsisches VocalEnsemble and soloists directed by Matthias Jung.
I am delighted to say that the concert was great success. The tempos were generally a bit slower than on the recently released cd but the overall shape was very good. The fiery allegro aria of God which has to be one of the most aggressive arias of Zelenka, was brilliantly sung by the bass Jochen Kupfer. The majestic Miserere was also beautifully sung by the choir. After both works there was a long silence and then a long and heartful applause. Two days earlier I heard Concerto Köln in the same church, great concert but the reaction was nothing like this. Let's hope that the Snake will now slip into the repertoire...