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Wydawnictwo: Accent
Nr katalogowy: ACC 24306
Nośnik: 1 CD
Data wydania: styczeń 2016
EAN: 4015023243064
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Epoka muzyczna: barok
Obszar (język): niemiecki
Instrumenty: ,
Rodzaj: aria

Zelenka: Italian Arias ZWV 176

Accent - ACC 24306
Hana Blažíková, soprano
Markéta Cukrová, alto
Tomáš Šelc, bass-baritone
Ensemble Tourbillon / Petr Wagner
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If we speak about the late works of Jan Dismas Zelenka (1679-1745) we usually refer to his fascinating last masses, oratorios or litanies, which have today finally acquired the attention and acclaim they fully deserve. But among his late works we also find some secular vocal compositions as the serenata “Il Diamante” and a collection of “Italian arias”. Throughout the 1720s Zelenka composed mainly sacred music for the Catholic church; he may not have had the opportunity to write any “Italian music”. After Johann David Heinichen's death Zelenka petitioned officially for the post of Kapellmeister in 1733, writing a set of eight Italian arias in an attempt to demonstrate his ability to compose in a galant, secular style, as the court wished to re-establish opera in Dresden.

It has to be admitted that the surviving arias – even though they are musical masterpieces – reflect a certain negligence of the standard principles of the theatrical style, which may have been difficult or, more likely, unimportant for a composer who had devoted his life to church music. Yet in spite of this, these unorthodox arias represent a good example of Zelenka’s unique style. The Prague based Ensemble Tourbillon and Petr Wagner present the first complete recording of the eight Italian arias. Singers are Czech soprano star Hana Blazikova (five arias) assisted by the promising mezzo-soprano Marketa Cukrova (two arias) and the Slovakian bass Tomas Selc (one aria).

Zobacz także:

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  • ACC 24244
  • SWR 19081
  • COBRA 0066
  • HC 18086
  • CHAN 20132
  • 0015052KAI
  • AN 29540
  • LWC 1169