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  1. Re: Recordings of ZWV 182-5 reduced for keyboard

    From the short samples at CD Baby, quite nice and expertly played. However, be warned, CD Baby has decided recently not to sell CD quality FLAC downloads any more. What you get when you download...
  2. Re: New recording of ZWV 181 Sonatas - Ensemble Berlin Prag - release on 19. Jan 2018

    Sorry, but for me, on modern instruments Zelenka, like Telemann, sounds bland and uninteresting, no matter how virtuosically played. So much of the music depends on texture and balance between the...
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    Re: C.1704 records zwv12 in 2015!

    The crowd funding campaign details are here:

    https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/support-record-of-zelenka-missa-divi-xaverii
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    Re: Te Deum ZWV 146 (not 145)

    Monika,

    Sorry not to reply before this, but I did not return to the forum since posting that link.

    I think the answer is that the norm in eighteenth-century Germany was that choirs tended to be...
  5. Re: Exciting events in Prague, October 2014

    Did anyone attend the exciting October events in Prague? it would be especially interesting to hear whether the meeting of international Zelenka fans took place.
  6. Re: 6 Lamentations ZWV 53 recorded by Collegium Marianum

    I don't wish to start a willy-willy of argument, but I have always been puzzled by the adulation Carolyn Sampson has received for her eighteenth-century baroque recordings. Her voice is often...
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    Re: Te Deum ZWV 146 (not 145)

    Not an answer about where to find the score, but with regard to the double choir issue, see:

    http://www.bachnetwork.co.uk/ub9/UB9-Stockigt.pdf
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    Re: Downloads of recordings

    Alistair,

    I think it would be better to treat a recording as a recording, no matter in what format it is provided, and thus there should be a single list rather than making "das Publicum" have to...
  9. Re: Collegium 1704 to perform Missa Omnium Sanctorum at Utrecht Early Music Festival

    Actually, I forgot to mention this earlier, but it was a known practice in early 18th century Italy (particularly in Northern Italy) for countertenors to sing solo alto music in church, though never...
  10. Re: Collegium 1704 to perform Missa Omnium Sanctorum at Utrecht Early Music Festival

    You're right, I should have made explicit that it is "my problem" with those singers, although at least one other forum member, Honey B, seems to agree.

    Vibrato becomes heavy when it reaches the...
  11. Re: Collegium 1704 to perform Missa Omnium Sanctorum at Utrecht Early Music Festival

    Mozart, to take one example, also criticised a singer for having a constant heavy vibrato (sorry, I cannot find the reference at the monent). Leopold Mozart also criticised musicians who use a...
  12. Re: Collegium 1704 to perform Missa Omnium Sanctorum at Utrecht Early Music Festival

    Of course, as Jan should recall, a countertenor is never ideal for a Bach alto. Bach never used a countertenor in his cantatas, just as he also never used a castrato. He had male altos with...
  13. Re: Collegium 1704 to perform Missa Omnium Sanctorum at Utrecht Early Music Festival

    [QUOTE=SineNomine;1258]Zelenka never used countertenor (nor Handel or all Italien composers). Of course he commonly used castrato-singers ...

    Jan, I think you misunderstood what I was saying about...
  14. Re: Collegium 1704 to perform Missa Omnium Sanctorum at Utrecht Early Music Festival

    Having watched the Youtube clip, I have to agree with Honey B. The soprano is not fantastic. Far from it. In fact, she is a rather ordinary modern opera singer (heavy vocal technique and rather...
  15. Re: Australian Brandenburg Orchestra & Choir to perform Kyrie of ZWV 14

    The concerts went quite well and received some critical acclaim. See: http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/music/aural-delight-from-start-to-finish-20120513-1ykv1.html
  16. Australian Brandenburg Orchestra & Choir to perform Kyrie of ZWV 14

    In their next series of concerts in Sydney, Australia on 9, 11, 16, 18 and 19 May 2012, the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra and its choir will perform the Kyrie from the Missa Sancti Josephi as part...
  17. Re: Outstanding recordings of the orchestral music (ZWV 182 to ZWV 190)

    I agree about the Sonnentheil and DNEO recording. Sometimes its playing is infectiously lively, but too often there is a hint of sluggishness and opportunities for interesting details of phrasing...
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    Solo CD of Tomas Kral?

    What does the Forum think of a solo recital disc by the Czech bass, Tomas Kral, with any of Ensemble Inegal, Musica Florea, Collegium 1704, Collegium Marianum or Capella Regia?

    A programme of...
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    Re: New Ensemble Inegal Recording

    What a nice level-headed response to this debate. However, one should not assume that the musicians of Ensemble Inegal, including Adam Viktora, have no other jobs than the ensemble and therefore...
  20. Lamentationes pro die mercuri sancto / pro die veneris sancto

    A new recording on the Passacaille label directed by Marc Ponseele (but not yet appearing on the Passacaille website).

    It also includes Bach cantatas BWV 46 and 102.
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  21. Re: Missa Dei Filii performed under Marcus Creed

    Finding the Missa Dei Filii concert directed by Creed on youtube has led me to explore what other Zelenka concerts (and extracts from them) have been uploaded. What a wealth of concerts of Baroque...
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    Re: New Ensemble Inegal Recording

    The point remains (which is what I think Honey B was saying, underneath his dismay at one of his favourite musicians being side-tracked into music he has no taste for) that:

    1. the music on the...
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    Re: New Ensemble Inegal Recording

    I think Honey B is shocked that Adam Viktora, now a fairly big "name" in early music, would venture on disc into modern repertoire and, furthermore, with music that is already so very heavily...
  24. Re: Missa Dei Filii performed under Marcus Creed

    I see now our own L'Infastidito was responsible!

    Whether audio-only or on video, such uploads are an excellent way for those of us far from Europe to keep abreast of Zelenka performances and the...
  25. Missa Dei Filii performed under Marcus Creed

    Someone has rather helpfully uploaded on Youtube the complete radio recording of a concert of the Missa Dei Filii, ZWV 20, given in Freiburg on 16 December 2011 under the baton of Marcus Creed:...
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