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




    These references are presented in random order


Burgess, Geoffrey (1988). The Trio Sonatas of Jan Dismas Zelenka. Journal of the Double Reed Society 16. [Available in electronic form].

Reich, Wolfgang (1998). The Wind Sonatas of Jan Dismas Zelenka: Structural Devices and Semantic Implications. In: D. Lasocki (ed.) A Time of Questioning: Proceedings of the International Reed Society, Utrecht 1994, pp.135-152.

Kiernan, Frederic (2015). Zelenka reception in the nineteenth century. Some new sources. Clavibus Unitis IV: 91-96.

Stockigt, Janice B. and Agustsson, Johannes (2015). Reflections and recent findings on the life and music of Jan Dismas Zelenka (1679-1745). Clavibus Unitis IV: 7-48.

Stockigt, Janice (2003). "Catalogo (Thematico) [sic] Della Musica Di Chiesa (Catholica [sic] In Dresda) Composta Da Diversi Autori - Secondo L'Alfabetto 1765": An Introduction. [In English] International Conference on Musicology, Krakow, September 2003. http://www.muzykologia.uj.edu.pl/conference/papers/Janice%20Stockigt.pdf

Agustsson, Johannes (2013). The secular vocal collection of Jan Dismas Zelenka A reconstruction. Studi vivaldiani 13: 3-52.

Kiernan, Frederic (2012). Zelenka's Ave regina coelorum settings (ZWV 128) of 1737: A case study in the transmission of Viennese liturgico-musical practices to Dresden. Context: Journal of Music Research 37: 55-76.

Charlton, David (1996). Jan Dismas Zelenka (1679-1745). Biography. [Short biography in electronic form]. http://www.classical.net/music/comp.lst/articles/zelenka/bio.html

Agustsson, Johannes (2009). Zelenka's Serenata ZWV 177: a new source discovered. Hudebni veda 46, 1-2: 107-09.

Buzga, Jaroslav (1981). The Vocal Works of Jan Dismas Zelenka. Early Music 9: 177-183.

Stockigt, Janice B. (2000). Jan Dismas Zelenka. A Bohemian Musician at the Court of Dresden. ISBN 0-19-816622-2 (Oxford: Oxford University Press).

Stockigt, Janice (2002). The role of copyists when preparing orchestral oboe parts from scores of Jan Dismas Zelenka. [Article from the homepage of the Australasian Double Reed Society]. Available here.

Driscoll, Michael Thomas (2016). Jan Dismas Zelenka's 'Dixit Dominus' settings within the context of the Dresden Hofkapelle. PhD thesis, Boston University. Link to PDF copy.

Horn, Wolfgang (2015). Opera, arias and Zelenka: Remarks on a special relationship. Clavibus Unitis IV: 49-70.

Until recently, most of the literature on Zelenka's life and music has been in German.

You can select reading in both German and English by following the link below.

Hopefully, the next decade will see an increase in the number of English books on Zelenka.

With the publication of Janice Stockigt's prize-winning book (from Oxford University Press; see graphic link below), the millenium got off to a good start.

There have been two conferences on Zelenka, one in Marburg (1991) and the other in Dresden and Prague (1995).


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