Zelenka Conference & Festival Prague-Dresden, October 2018: Programme & Dates

  • Dear all,


    I bring news of the next festival concerts and conference:


    Tues 16/10 - Musica Florea (Zelenka's Orchestral music)


    Wed 17/10 - Musica Aeterna (Zelenka's Secular Vocal Collection III (continuing from previous years' installments))


    Fri 19/10 - 4th Annual Zelenka Conference Prague
    & Dresder Kammerchor and Ensemble Inégal - Missa Sancti Spiritus ZWV 4.


    Sat 20/10 (in Dresden) - Missa Sancti Spiritus ZWV4


    There will also be the special launch of the Czech edition of Dr. Janice Stockigt's monograph on Zelenka (2000).


    Exciting, as always!


    Seb

  • What, there is a Czech edition of Dr. Janice Stockigt's monograph coming? How did I miss that? Thank you Seb, see you in couple of months!

  • Hi,
    I have just booked the hotel and tickets for the "Missa Sancti Spiritus" :)
    Anyone else attending this concert, maybe we can organise a Zelenkians-Meeting before or after the concert?
    Best from Vienna,
    Roman

  • Sadly I will not make it again this year due to heavy work commitments that week :( Very frustrating. :( :( I wish all a great time and looking forward to hear all the latest Zelenka news ...


    Sorry to hear that, I'll try and keep you and the rest of the forum updated as to how it goes.

  • Hi,
    I have just booked the hotel and tickets for the "Missa Sancti Spiritus" :)
    Anyone else attending this concert, maybe we can organise a Zelenkians-Meeting before or after the concert?
    Best from Vienna,
    Roman


    Yes, I'm sure there will be. On the 20th and on previous days too. This would best be organised in PM/email.
    For anyone who is interested in meeting during this week, please message me on the forum PM.

  • I am very pleased to say that as in the previous years, the Zelenka Conference 2018 is shaping up to be one of real importance and substance. I now see that two outstanding Czech scholars have been added to the list of speakers, namely Václav Kapsa (Prague) and Jana Perutková (Brno) and it will exciting to hear what they will bring to the Zelenka research. Also, the paper of their compatriot Lukas Vokrinek could turn out to be very interesting... But the best news is that the Zelenka choral director Maria Sawinkova (Moscow) will give a paper, for she has already seen some of the scores/parts from Zelenka’s collection that was taken from Dresden in 1945 and is currently located in the National Library in Moscow. When it comes to research into Zelenka music materials, Russia is the promised land. It is there where the focus must turn to in the coming years.


    In addition to Jan Stockigt’s paper, which will be interesting to hear as always, her students Andrew Frampton and Frederic Kiernan will no doubt enlighten us with new insights into our composer and his working methods and life. While I will not give a paper this year I am glad to say that Iceland will be well represented by Kjartan Óskarsson, who will deliver a paper of great interest for Zelenka studies.

  • I am very pleased to say that as in the previous years, the Zelenka Conference 2018 is shaping up to be one of real importance and substance. I now see that two outstanding Czech scholars have been added to the list of speakers, namely Václav Kapsa (Prague) and Jana Perutková (Brno) and it will exciting to hear what they will bring to the Zelenka research. Also, the paper of their compatriot Lukas Vokrinek could turn out to be very interesting... But the best news is that the Zelenka choral director Maria Sawinkova (Moscow) will give a paper, for she has already seen some of the scores/parts from Zelenka’s collection that was taken from Dresden in 1945 and is currently located in the National Library in Moscow. When it comes to research into Zelenka music materials, Russia is the promised land. It is there where the focus must turn to in the coming years.


    In addition to Jan Stockigt’s paper, which will be interesting to hear as always, her students Andrew Frampton and Frederic Kiernan will no doubt enlighten us with new insights into our composer and his working methods and life. While I will not give a paper this year I am glad to say that Iceland will be well represented by Kjartan Óskarsson, who will deliver a paper of great interest for Zelenka studies.



    That is a pretty fantastic line-up. Looking forward to it! I am also over the moon to hear that there is even a chance of the Russian manuscripts coming to light. :cool:

  • The forum has been very quiet lately. Can someone please give us some feedback about the meeting in October? Thanks in advance.


    Alistair


    Yes, thanks Alistair. Indeed, I have been working on a much-needed 2017 & 2018 conference report, but I have been waylaid by poor health this past month or so - I will get on it ASAP. It goes without saying that there is a *lot* of information to cover! There are some good surprises that have come out of the past two years of research papers that I would love to share with all.


    For the moment, I can tell you that the Festival & Conference Prague was once again a great success. The final concert of Missa Sancti Spiritus ZWV4 and Litaniae Lauretanae 'Consolatrix Afflictorum' ZWV15 was fantastic. The Mass was so good that it absolutely obliterated the notion that Zelenka's early Masses have nothing to offer. I will post separately on this, and invite others who went to it to post about your experiences of it too, if possible (Testudo & djdresden, thinking of you especially)

    Seb

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