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    Thumbs up Second year of Zelenka Festival Prague, 13-16 October 2015

    This will be the second year of the Zelenka Festival Prague, 13-16 October 2015.

    See http://www.zelenkafestival.cz/en/program/


    Part of this (15 October) is a one-day meeting on Zelenka, with the foremost experts!

    See http://www.zelenkafestival.cz/en/zel...erence-prague/


    This was announced rather late, but I hope that some of you can be there!

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    Default Re: Second year of Zelenka Festival Prague, 13-16 October 2015

    Sounds brilliant! Maybe there'll be some great surprises in store. Fingers crossed for a third year too

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    Default Re: Second year of Zelenka Festival Prague, 13-16 October 2015

    As a follow up on Alistair Kidd’s announcement of the Zelenka Festival Prague 2015, I am hoping that the many readers of the Forum will join us for what promises to be a great time in the Czech capital. The programme looks very exciting and indeed, there is a nice surprise in store for those who will attend. It will also be interesting to see what the speakers at the conference will reveal, following their research on all things Zelenka.

    With your support, this festival has the chance to grow into something truly special. So see you there!

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    Default Re: Second year of Zelenka Festival Prague, 13-16 October 2015

    I am unable to go, so hopefully someone might report back.

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    can somebody tell me about conference? I really need some infomation *maybe somevhere iv a texts of this findings, or maybe somebody will make video of this conference?

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    Default Re: Second year of Zelenka Festival Prague, 13-16 October 2015

    Unfortunately I have teaching duties on these days :-( Maybe next year? (Fingers crossed something like this will be organised next year )

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    Default Re: Second year of Zelenka Festival Prague, 13-16 October 2015

    *********************
    EDIT:
    My ramshackle translation of the press-reveal was slightly off - see djdresden's 23/10/2105 posts, found in this thread, describing the festival & conference

    'unknown' should have been 'unheard'; the '3 weeks' was reported incorrectly.

    I apologise for stirring up the extra-excitement!!
    *********************

    OK - I think the main surprise has been revealed!
    This sounds SUPER-exciting!:

    http://operaplus.cz/zelenka-festival...tracene/?pa=1f

    Adam Viktora:

    "...in case this wasn't enough, we've prepared a stunt in the form of a few world premieres of pieces by Zelenka [previously] totally unknown [EDIT: unheard], and even of one which, up till 3 weeks ago, was considered lost. At which concerts these will occur, we have left for our visitors as a surprise."

    !!!

    Sebastian {definitely wishing that he could have come along...}
    Last edited by Xanaseb; 23-10-2015 at 01:41 PM.

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    Default Re: Second year of Zelenka Festival Prague, 13-16 October 2015

    Intriguing .... they've unearthed the requiem he wrote for his dad perhaps?

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    Default Re: Second year of Zelenka Festival Prague, 13-16 October 2015

    It's tempting to speculate!!

    A significant 'lost' work could also be:

    - 'Via Laureta' School play of 1704, Zelenka's earliest known piece (the text exists) which is Collegium 1704's namesake.
    - A concerto? Zelenka's comment found with these might suggest that we don't have all of the ones he wrote 'in haste' in Prague 1723.
    - ZWV5 Missa Spei, the only one out of the '21 Masses' unnacounted for. (But there is also the intriguing Missa Theophorica 2 Cori which he clearly lists in his Inventarium as his own)
    - The last remaining Magnificat, ZWV106? In the Inventarium it's listed as ' 5' (2 Sopranos) in A minor

    Then there's the many many other 'missing' possibilities, especially Psalm settings (would be nice to have the Vespers cycles more complete), Marian antiphons, hymns and motets.

    Only time will tell! (And I guess, not too long at all)

    Sebastian
    Last edited by Xanaseb; 15-10-2015 at 01:38 PM.

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    Default Re: Second year of Zelenka Festival Prague, 13-16 October 2015

    Oh boy! Can't wait for more info!

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