JAN DISMAS ZELENKA (1679-1745): 8 Italian Arias, ZWV 176.

Catalogue Number: 12S015

Label: Accent

Reference: ACC 24306

Format: CD

Price: $18.98

Description: These arias were part of Zelenka’s 1733 application for the head position at the Dresden court where he was currently second. They show both his unfamiliarity with the cutting edge of Italian opera (which was bad for him since he didn’t get the post) and also his brilliantly conceived, complex and highly eccentric style (which is good for us). Italian-English texts. Hana Blažíková (soprano), Markéta Cukrová (alto), Tomáš Šelc (bass-baritone), Ensemble Tourbillon; Petr Wagner (viola da gamba).

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