Many thanks for sharing this
I will ask the conference organizers whether a press release has been issued and whether materials of the conference could be made public.
Thanks for sharing.
I went to listen to the 16 March concert here in Brussels and it was beautiful. Nice to watch mr Luks and C1704 in real.
ZELENKA'S COMPLETE MUSIC FOR S.FRANCIS XAVIER ANNO 1729 (ZWV 12 + ZWV 156). ZWV 156 SOUND SAMPLE BELOW.
Happy New Zelenka Year to everybody! And that's a very good point you've got, dear Xanaseb.
This "Litaniae de Sancto Xaverio" ZWV 156 was in fact the last musical component in Zelenka's total work of art for the Xaverian celebrations in Dresden in 1729. While JDZ signed the kyrie section of "Missa Divi Xaverii" ZWV 12 already on 3 September 1729, the final Agnus Dei section was completed almost 3 months later, on 26 November. ZWV 156 is dated 9 December that year. Thus he must have started composing the litany immediately after the ZWV 12 Agnus Dei for a performance towards the end of the 1729 Xaverian festivities. Therefore the ZWV 12 + 156 on the CD fall into the category of JDZ's musically independent compositions united by the same performance context, very much like ZWV 46 + 47 for Augustus the Strong's funeral rites in 1733, or ZWV 53 + 55 + 56 for the Holy Week in 1722/23.
Despite their occasional unity, the instrumentation of ZWV 156 differs from ZWV 12, but is certainly not less ambitious than the
Mass finished just a few days earlier. The litany is written for natural horns and strings, and the virtuoso horn parts really stand
out. Besides, the vocal parts (choruses & soloists) are demanding, and in ZWV 156, as opposed to the Mass (relatively speaking),
especially the bass singer can show off. Just listen to the impressive horn + voices interaction in the "Tuba resonans" movement.
Sound sample here: http://wikisend.com/download/190296/Zwv 156-Tuba resonans.wma
As the functioning Kapellmeister Zelenka apparently had to consider that everyone among Dresden's star musicians should be kept employed and given their special opportunity to shine - but they clearly had to work and sweat for their money!
In other words: ZWV 156 is yet another reason to be excited about and to support Collegium 1704's Xaverian recording. Remember that for example a 100€ donation includes a copy of the CD, sent to you before the public release date. Details: www.igg.me/at/collegium1704
P.S.: Unfortunately I don't have any info on the ensemble or the performance of my ZWV 156 sample here. Maybe someone else in the forum can help us?
There is nog much time left to make this cowdfunding project successful
I am looking forward to this. Collegium 1704 will play Responsoria pro Hebdomada sancta.
Thanks and happy new year!
Jan Dismas Zelenka
"Messe Dei Fili"
Martina Janková, Sopran
Isabel Jantschek, Sopran
Wiebke Lehmkuhl, Alt
Krystian Adam, Tenor
Felix Rumpf, Bariton
Live aus der St. Annenkirche, Annaberg-Buchholz
Moritzburg Festival 2014
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Klarinettenkonzert A-Dur, KV 622
Daniel Ottensamer, Klarinette
Moritzburg Festival Orchester
Konzert vom 4. August 2014, Gläserne Manufaktur von Volkswagen, Dresden
Many thanks again for both links. This Utrecht upload shows a very enthusiastic audience. Collegium 1704 gives the impression of being very symbiotic.
AVROTROS has uploaded, in full high-quality HD, the whole concert performance on to Youtube. Even more stunning!
Unfortunately, they have neglected to put Zelenka's name, nor the composition's name, in the video title, nor in the 'About' section!!
This makes it a whole lot harder for anyone to find it on the internet... hence why I only found this video 4 days after it's upload date. Makes me wonder how many other video-gems are out there, unsearchable! The same also happened with the brilliant concert video of 'Il Diamante' performed by Ensemble Inégal two years ago: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ATUqPZltrg . They did include it in the 'About' section, which at least makes it possible to find, however
All the best,
Yes! Wonderful wonderful!
Here's the concert (ZWV12) *VIDEO* recorded by 'Avrotros', Dutch TV: http://avro.nl/festivaloudemuz…i/Player/POMS_AVRO_620096
Someone please find a way to download both this and the audio!
I have MdXaverii tunes cycling through my head
Here's the earlier Fux and Tůma: http://avro.nl/festivaloudemuz…/player/POMS_AVRO_620095/