THE BACH PASSIONS' WORHTIEST COMPANION PIECE FINALLY RECORDED Jan Dismas Zelenka (JDZ) was overlooked during his career by most people except colleagues like Bach and Telemann. He could not call himself a composer until the last 10 years of his life - and even then with reservations. Today he is about to be recognized as the most important late baroque composer next to Bach, Handel and Vivaldi. The music of this first complete recording of Zwv 47 «Officium defunctorum» & Zwv 46 «Requiem» gives an idea about why.
HISTORICAL CIRCUMSTANCES In February 1733 Augustus the Strong, King of Poland and Elector of Saxony, died in Warshaw. A clergyman heard his confession: «When… Lire la suite