will be a stimulating companion for readers with a love of the late Baroque and of those composers whose music speaks with a distinctive and original voice ... Stockigt's lively discussion of Zelenka's music is illuminating and wide-ranging. Her judgement is fair, her conclusions well-balanced and supported by generous musical illustration. ( BBC Music Magazine, September 2001)From the Publisher:
Only in the latter half of the twentieth century did the star of Jan Dismas Zelenka begin to ascend. Why did this major Bohemian composer of the Baroque era - who was known to, and esteemed by Johann Sebastian Bach - remain in the shadows for so long? Although most of Zelenka's music was composed to serve the Catholic liturgy, he left a handful of secular compositions, including six remarkable chamber sonatas. When these were first published in the 1960s, the resurrection of the almost-forgotten Zelenka was heralded.
Drawing upon surviving musical materials, contemporary accounts, and Jesuit documentation, this volume presents insights into Zelenka's life and his music and the brilliant context in which he worked - the Dresden court during the reigns of the Kings of Poland and Electors of Saxony, Friedrich August I and II. A catalogue of Zelenka's compositions is also included.
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Descripción Oxford University Press, 2001. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0198166222