View Full Version : Missa votiva - to be broadcasted June 18th

Josef Sebek
14-06-2007, 10:32 AM
Václav Luks and Collegium 1704 performed Missa votiva and In exitu Israel in May on Prague Spring. (Another performace was in Annenkirche in Dresden on May, 25th 2007, as I realized in this forum). It is going to be recorded for the label Zig-Zag Territoires (coproduction with french festival Sablé). Good news, isn´t? There´s only one recording of Missa votiva, by Wehnert (it is among Alistair´s recommended rec.).
I found the Luks´performance very good, sometimes brilliant (altough the reviews speak it was "good").
I think In exitu Israel is very difficult to perform, with its mixture of choir and soloists´ moments; this performace was really just "good".
But the Missa was perfect - very sharp, enthusiastic tempos (much faster than on Wehnerts´recording); for me, very fascinating was to "see" Zelenka´s music - his sophisticated work with voices of soloists and chorus. The soloists were perfect, maybe Bénedicte Tauran and Tobias Berndt impressed me a bit less. All soloists sung both solos and in choir (the there was about 8 another singers that sung only in choir).
Now one important information - this preformance was recorded by the Czech Radio and is to be broadcasted on Monday, June 18 at 20.00. Internet broadcasting at http://www.rozhlas.cz/audio/vysilani/ - on Czech Radio 3 - Vltava.
(The Missa votiva to be published on Zig-Zag Territoirs will be still another recording with Luks.)

14-06-2007, 11:36 AM
Thank you for this very useful information.

It is great to hear that Missa Votiva will get a second recording after all. It's a shame, though, that Bernius and Rademann couldn't have made recordings - especially considering their performances of it in the last little while.
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