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LIVE STREAM: Collegium 1704 – Live from The Prague Crossroads
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Collegium 1704 – Live from The Prague Crossroads

 

A programme put together specially for this occasion will also be presented by the ensembles Collegium 1704 and Collegium Vocale 1704, led by Václav Luks. This concert scheduled for 18 May at the Prague Crossroads venue will feature 17 instrumentalists and 12 singers; the solo part will be sung by soprano Hana Blažíková.

The confrontation between the music of Johann Sebastian Bach and Jan Dismas Zelenka always makes for an unusually exciting adventure,” states conductor Václav Luks. “Bach’s counterpoint firmly anchored in the German Lutheran tradition represents a completely different musical language juxtaposed with Zelenka’s music influenced by Italian melodiousness and emotionality, composed for the Catholic court in Dresden. As a Lutheran and cosmopolitan, and inspired by both the Italian style and the English tradition, Georg Friedrich Händel draws a connecting line between the music of Bach and Zelenka.”

Program

  • Johann Sebastian Bach: Komm, Jesu, komm BWV 229
  • Jan Dismas Zelenka: Responsoria pro Hebdomada ZWV 55
  • Georg Friedrich Händel: Gloria
  • Johann Sebastian Bach: Jesu, meine Freude BWV 227
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