No 49 Latin church music by Bach and Zelenka

Tue 16th June 2015 20:00 pm
Ensemble in residence

– J. S. Bach: Sanctus D-Dur, BWV 238 – J. S. Bach: Messe F-Dur, BWV 233 – J. D. Zelenka: Missa omnium Sanctorum, ZWV 21

Hannah Morrison (soprano), Dora Pavlíková (soprano), Kamila Mazalová (alto), Václav Čížek (tenor), Tobias Berndt (bass), Marián Krejčík (bass), Collegium Vocale 1704, Collegium 1704, direction: Václav Luks

Concert introduction: 7.00 pm, Universität Leipzig, Felix-Klein-Hörsaal, Dr. Wolfram Enßlin (pre-concert talk in German)

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Ticket prices: € 77,00 | 62,00 | 37,00 | 19,00
reduced: € 67,00 | 52,00 | 32,00 | 16,00

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With the Missa in F Major, a short mass consisting of just a Kyrie and a Gloria, by Johann Sebastian Bach, and the Missa Omnium Sanctorum, a complete ordinary mass by Jan Dismas Zelenka, this year’s ensemble-in-residence, Collegium 1704, conducted by Václav Luks, will be performing two masses written within a short time of one another in which both composers demonstrate their tremendous skills in composing extremely individualistic, powerfully expressive church music in Latin. It is possible that not only Zelenka’s but also Bach’s mass was intended for the court in Dresden. Zelenka’s choral fugues surprise us every now and again with unusual subjects and development. The influence of Hasse comes through clearly in his arias. Rounding out the programme is the Sanctus in D Major dating from Bach’s first year of incumbency, 1723.