Jan Dismas Zelenka

Biography

Born: October 16, 1679; Loucovice, Bohemia   Died: December 22, 1745; Dresden, Germany  
An innovative Baroque composer whose reputation was steadily on the rise during the anything-goes years of the waning twentieth century, Jan Dismas Zelenka was born in Lounovice, Bohemia (now part of the Czech Republic). He was a court musician in Dresden for most of his career, and both J.S. Bach and Georg Philipp Telemann knew and admired his music. Except for brief periods of travel, during which he refined his craft (he took lessons from Fux Read more and Lotti even after his own technique had been perfected), he served as a double bass player in the court orchestra and later aided the ailing court music director Heinichen in his duties. Upon Heinichen's death, the position was awarded to another musician, which greatly disappointed Zelenka, who felt that his accomplishments as a composer had not been recognized. He died in Dresden, on December 22, 1745.

Zelenka was best known, in his own time as in ours, for his harmonic and dynamic daring. An indefatigable experimentalist, he pushed the often conventional harmonic language of the Baroque to its limits, frequently using chromaticism in general and unresolved chains of suspensions in particular. Zelenka's dynamic markings, quite unusual for the Baroque, bring to mind a composer of the Romantic era. It is to his credit that the unusual devices he employed were woven into a composition's basic concept, and not treated as mere tricks. Zelenka was also known for his pioneering use of Czech folk rhythms, anticipating Haydn's use of central European folk music by half a century. Many of his innovations appear in his trio sonatas and other instrumental works (one of which bears the witty -- and enigmatic -- name of "Hipocondrie à 7"). It should noted that Zelenka also wrote a great deal of choral music of a more conventional character, including some in the stile antico -- the strict polyphonic style of the Renaissance. Read less
Jan Dismas Zelenka: 6 Sonate A Due Hautbaois Et Basson
Release Date: 03/31/2015   Label: Glossa  
Catalog: 80014   Number of Discs: 2
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Zelenka: Capriccio I in D major - 1. Andante - (Allegro)
Zelenka: Capriccio I in D major - 2. Paysan
Zelenka: Capriccio I in D major - 3. Aria
Zelenka: Capriccio I in D major - 4. Bourrée
Zelenka: Capriccio I in D major - 5. Minuetto I-II-I
Zelenka: Capriccio II in G major - 1. (Allegro) - Aria - Canarie
Zelenka: Capriccio II in G major - 2. Canarie
Zelenka: Capriccio II in G major - 3. Gavotte
Zelenka: Capriccio II in G major - 4. Rondeau
Zelenka: Capriccio II in G major - 5. Minuetto - Trio - Minuetto
Zelenka: Capriccio III in F major - 1. (Andante) - Allegro - (Andante)
Zelenka: Capriccio III in F major - 2. Allemande
Zelenka: Capriccio III in F major - 3. (Allegro)
Zelenka: Capriccio III in F major - 4. Menuet - Trio I - Menuet - Trio II - Menuet
Zelenka: Capriccio IV in A major - 1. Allegro assai
Zelenka: Capriccio IV in A major - 2. Adagio
Zelenka: Capriccio IV in A major - 3. Aria I: Allegro assai - Aria II: Andante - Aria I
Zelenka: Capriccio IV in A major - 4. En tempo de Canarie
Zelenka: Capriccio IV in A major - 5. Menuet I-II-I
Zelenka: Capriccio IV in A major - 6. Andante
Zelenka: Capriccio IV in A major - 7. Paysan I - Paysan II: Canon unisono - Paysan I
Zelenka: Capriccio V in G major - 1. (Allegro)
Zelenka: Capriccio V in G major - 2. Minuetto I-II-I
Zelenka: Capriccio V in G major - 3. Il Contento (Allegro - Trio - Allegro)
Zelenka: Capriccio V in G major - 4. Il fuirbondo (Presto assai)
Zelenka: Capriccio V in G major - 5. Villanella I-II-I
I. Lentement
II. Fuge: Allegro - Lentement
Laudate pueri (cadenza by L. Guttler)
Qui sicut Dominus
Amen
I. Overture
II. Aria
III. Menuet
IV. [Siciliano]
V. Folie
WORKS
Zelenka: Capriccio I in D major - 1. Andante - (Allegro)
Zelenka: Capriccio I in D major - 2. Paysan
Zelenka: Capriccio I in D major - 3. Aria
Zelenka: Capriccio I in D major - 4. Bourrée
Zelenka: Capriccio I in D major - 5. Minuetto I-II-I
Zelenka: Capriccio II in G major - 1. (Allegro) - Aria - Canarie
Zelenka: Capriccio II in G major - 2. Canarie
Zelenka: Capriccio II in G major - 3. Gavotte
Zelenka: Capriccio II in G major - 4. Rondeau
Zelenka: Capriccio II in G major - 5. Minuetto - Trio - Minuetto
Zelenka: Capriccio III in F major - 1. (Andante) - Allegro - (Andante)
Zelenka: Capriccio III in F major - 2. Allemande
Zelenka: Capriccio III in F major - 3. (Allegro)
Zelenka: Capriccio III in F major - 4. Menuet - Trio I - Menuet - Trio II - Menuet
Zelenka: Capriccio IV in A major - 1. Allegro assai
Zelenka: Capriccio IV in A major - 2. Adagio
Zelenka: Capriccio IV in A major - 3. Aria I: Allegro assai - Aria II: Andante - Aria I
Zelenka: Capriccio IV in A major - 4. En tempo de Canarie
Zelenka: Capriccio IV in A major - 5. Menuet I-II-I
Zelenka: Capriccio IV in A major - 6. Andante
Zelenka: Capriccio IV in A major - 7. Paysan I - Paysan II: Canon unisono - Paysan I
Zelenka: Capriccio V in G major - 1. (Allegro)
Zelenka: Capriccio V in G major - 2. Minuetto I-II-I
Zelenka: Capriccio V in G major - 3. Il Contento (Allegro - Trio - Allegro)
Zelenka: Capriccio V in G major - 4. Il fuirbondo (Presto assai)
Zelenka: Capriccio V in G major - 5. Villanella I-II-I
I. Andante - Allegro
II. Payson
III. Aria
IV. Bouree
V. Menuetto I-II-I da capo
I. Allegro
II. Canarie: Alternativement avec l'Air
III. Ario
IV. Canarie da capo
V. Gavotte
VI. Rondeau
VII. Minuetto - Trio - Minuetto da capo
I. Staccato e forte
III. Allemande
II. Allegro
IV. Menuett
I. Allegro assai
II. Adagio
III. Aria
IV. En tempo de canarie
V. Menuet I-II
VI. Andante
VII. Paysan I-II
I. [Allegro]
II. Minuetto I - Minuetto II
III. Trio, "Il Contento"
IV. Il Furibondo: Presto assai
V. Villanella I - Villanella II
I. (Allegro)
II. Largo
III. Allegro
Confitebor tibi Domine
Memoriam fecit
I. Lentement
II. Fuge: Allegro - Lentement
Laudate pueri (cadenza by L. Guttler)
Qui sicut Dominus
Amen
I. Magnificat anima mea Dominum (Tutti)
II. Esurientes implevit bonis (Solo soprano)
III. Magnificat / Gloria Patri (Tutti)
IV. Amen (Tutti)
I. Magnificat anima mea Dominum (Tutti)
II. Suscepit Israel (Tutti)
III. Amen (Tutti)
Kyrie: Kyrie I (Chorus)
Kyrie: Christe eleison (Soprano, Counter-Tenor, Baritone)
Kyrie: Kyrie II (Chorus)
Gloria: Gloria (Chorus)
Gloria: Domine Deus (Soprano, Counter-Tenor, Chorus)
Gloria: Domine Fili (Counter-Tenor)
Gloria: Qui sedes (Chorus)
Gloria: Quoniam (Soprano, Tenor, Bass)
Gloria: Cum Sancto Spiritu (Chorus)
Credo: Credo (Soprano, Counter-Tenor, Chorus)
Credo: Et incarnatus est (Soprano, Counter-Tenor, Baritone)
Credo: Crucifixus (Chorus)
Credo: Et resurrexit (Chorus, Soprano, Counter-Tenor, Tenor, Baritone)
Credo: Et vitam venturi saeculi (Chorus)
Sanctus: Sanctus (Chorus)
Sanctus: Benedictus (Baritone)
Sanctus: Osanna (Chorus)
Agnus Dei: Agnus Dei (Counter-Tenor)
Agnus Dei: Agnus Dei (Chorus)
Agnus Dei: Dona nobis pacem (Chorus)
I. Overture
II. Aria
III. Menuet
IV. [Siciliano]
V. Folie
Nocturno I, Responsorium 1: In monte oliveti
Nocturno I, Responsorium 2: Tristis est anima mea
Nocturno I, Responsorium 3: Ecce, vicimus eum
Nocturno II, Responsorium 4: Amicus meus
Nocturno II, Responsorium 5: Judas mercator pessimus
Nocturno II, Responsorium 6: Unus ex discipulis meis
Nocturno III, Responsorium 7: Eram quasi agnus innocens
Nocturno III, Responsorium 8: Una hora
Nocturno III, Responsorium 9: Seniores populi
Nocturno I, Responsorium 1: Omnes amici mei
Nocturno I, Responsorium 2: Velum templi scissum est
Nocturno II, Lectio 6: Posuerunt custodes
Nocturno III, Lectio 7: De epistola beati Pauli Apostoli
Nocturno III, Lectio 8: Et ideo novi testamenti
Nocturno III, Lectio 9: Lecto enim omni mandato
Zelenka: Sinfonia a 8 concertanti In A Minor - 1. (Allegro)
Zelenka: Sinfonia a 8 concertanti In A Minor - 2. Andante
Zelenka: Sinfonia a 8 concertanti In A Minor - 3. Cappricio: Tempo di Gavotta
Zelenka: Sinfonia a 8 concertanti In A Minor - 4. Aria di Capriccio: Andante - Allegro - Andante - Allegro
Zelenka: Sinfonia a 8 concertanti In A Minor - 5. Minuetto I-II-I
Zelenka: Sonata No.1 in F major - I. Adagio ma non troppo
Zelenka: Sonata No.1 in F major - II. Allegro
Zelenka: Sonata No.1 in F major - III. Larghetto
Zelenka: Sonata No.1 in F major - IV. Allegro assai
Zelenka: Sonata No.2 in G minor - I. Andante
Zelenka: Sonata No.2 in G minor - II. Allegro
Zelenka: Sonata No.2 in G minor - III. Andante
Zelenka: Sonata No.2 in G minor - IV. Allegro
Zelenka: Sonata No.3 in B flat major - I. Adagio
Zelenka: Sonata No.3 in B flat major - II. Allegro
Zelenka: Sonata No.3 in B flat major - III. Largo
Zelenka: Sonata No.3 in B flat major - IV. Allegro - Tempo giusto
Zelenka: Sonata No.4 In G Minor - 1. Andante
Zelenka: Sonata No.4 In G Minor - 2. Allegro
Zelenka: Sonata No.4 In G Minor - 3. Adagio
Zelenka: Sonata No.4 In G Minor - 4. Allegro ma non troppo
Zelenka: Sonata No.5 in F major - 1. Allegro
Zelenka: Sonata No.5 in F major - 2. Adagio
Zelenka: Sonata No.5 in F major - 3. Allegro
Zelenka: Sonata No.6 in C minor - 1. Andante
Zelenka: Sonata No.6 in C minor - 2. (Allegro)
Zelenka: Sonata No.6 in C minor - 3. Adagio
Zelenka: Sonata No.6 in C minor - 4. (Allegro)
I. Adagio ma non troppo
II. Allegro
III. Larghetto
IV. Allegro assai
I. Andante
II. Allegro
III. Andante
IV. Allegro assai
I. Adagio
II. Allegro
III. Largo
IV. Allegro - Tempo giusto
I. Andante
II. Allegro
III. Adagio
IV. Allegro ma non troppo
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Allegro
I. Andante
II. Allegro
III. Adagio
IV. Allegro


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