Jan Dismas Zelenka,  baroque composer:
born Lounovice 1679, died Dresden 1745.




New CD Issues (2018)

Six Sonatas (ZWV 181) (double CD issue)

Ensemble Berlin Prag
dir. Reinhard Goebel

Supraphon SU 4239-2.


Proceedings of Zelenka Conference 2015 (published late 2016)

This issue is a milestone in Zelenka research, as it contains a seminal article by Janice Stockigt and Johannes Agustsson on what has been learned about Zelenka's life and character in the time since Janice Stockigt's book was published some 15 years ago.

The issue can be downloaded free of charge here:


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by David Nelson

This feature puts Zelenka's life and music into historical context.

You can download the very latest PDF document here.

Note that this PDF file may take some time to download. Save it carefully so that you can refer to it regularly!

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Survey of Zelenka's Music on CD

by David Nelson

Regularly updated!

With few (if any) exceptions, it covers all of the Zelenka recordings currently available on CD. The works are listed in a well-defined order (with ZWV numbers) so that they are easy to find, starting with the Masses and ending with the orchestral music.

You can download the very latest PDF document here.

You may not agree with all of David's preferences, but everyone who is interested in Zelenka's music will find this compelling reading.

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