Zelenka: Magnificat, Missa Nativitatis Domini, Dixit Dominus / Sokoli, Marburg Bach Choir

Release Date: 10/25/2011
Label: Genuin
Catalog Number: GEN11213
Conductor: Nicolo Sokoli
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
The sumptuous resplendence of Dresden shines through in the festive choral works by Jan Dismas Zelenka recorded on the GENUIN classics label by the Marburger Bachchor and L’arpa festante with Nicolo Sokoli conducting. A Magnificat, Christmas Mass and Dixit Dominus setting are featured in the new release. From the highly expressive music, the warm sound of the chorus, the nuanced orchestral accompaniment, the noble singing of the soloists and the convincing overall effect of the recording, there is something appealing to any listener. There is no disputing the high level achieved in this production and the attractiveness of the repertoire – which together will make listeners eager to hear more from these musicians. - Genuin

"Sokoli draws out very fine performances from his four soloists, a choir bright of timbre and a lively orchestra. I hope they will explore more of Dresden Hofkapelle repertoire." - Early Music Review, December 2011

"This disc of key sacred works is welcome and the outstanding quality of Zelenka´s music apparent from the outset is matched by the period instruments of L´arpa festante and the soloists under Nicolo Sokoli." - Matthew Power, Choir & Organ Magazine, March/April 2012
Works on This Recording
1. Magnificat in D major, ZWV 108 by Jan Dismas Zelenka
Conductor: Nicolo Sokoli
Period: Baroque
Written: 1725 ; Bohemia
2. Missa Nativitatis Domini for soloists, chorus, instruments & continuo in D major, ZWV 8 by Jan Dismas Zelenka
Conductor: Nicolo Sokoli
Period: Baroque
Written: 1726 ;
3. Psalm 109 by Jan Dismas Zelenka
Conductor: Nicolo Sokoli
Period: Baroque
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