Jan Dismas Zelenka: A Bohemian Musician at the Court of Dresden
Jan Dismas Zelenka, the brilliant but elusive contemporary of Bach, musically served the Catholic chapel of the dazzling Dresden court during the first half of the eighteenth century. Research has uncovered biographical information, and reveals the remarkable music of a major figure of the Baroque era.
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Early Years in Bohemia
Dresden and Vienna
Catholic Music and Liturgy
The Melodrama and Other VCbrks
Liturgical Compositions 17231732
The Musical Organization of the Dresden Court 17341745
Zelenkas Late Style
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