Jan Dismas Zelenka: Sonatas ZWV 181

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Veröffentlicht 2017 beim Label ACCENT
Jpc – J. D. Zelenka: Sonatas


The last complete recording of all six sonatas on historical instruments was made over twenty years ago (Ensemble Zefiro, 1993), so the new recording by Collegium 1704 is eagerly anticipated.

The collection of six sonatas by Jan Dismas Zelenka is composed – with the exception of the sonata no. 3 that employ the violin – for a pair of oboes, bassoon, and basso continuo. In the context of Baroque chamber music, this represents a true rarity. Here, Zelenka elevates the sonata da camera to a genre of enormous technical difficulty for the performers, making especially great demands on the wind players, and the composer confronts his listeners with a most intimately personal statement. Zelenka’s sonatas are exceptional works in the repertoire of Baroque chamber music, but because of their great difficulty, they appear only occasionally on concert programmes. Recordings of these sonatas are equally rare.

Jan Dismas Zelenka
Sonatas ZWV 181
a 2 oboi, fagotto e 2 bassi obligati

Collegium 1704:
Xenia Löffler, Michael Bosch (oboe)
Jane Gower (bassoon)
Helena Zemanová (violin)
Luděk Braný (double bass)
Shizuko Noiri (lute)
Václav Luks (harpsichord)


Disk 1

Sonate F-Dur ZWV 181 Nr. 1
1. Adagio ma non troppo

2. Allegro

3. Largo
4. Allegro assai

Sonate G-Moll ZWV 181 Nr. 2
5. Andante – Adagio
6. Allegro
7. Andante – Adagio

8. Allegro

Sonate B-Dur ZWV 181 Nr. 3
9. Adagio

10. Allegro
11. Largo
12. Tempo giusto – Allegro

Disk 2

Sonate G-Moll ZWV 181 Nr. 4
1. Andante

2. Allegro

3. Adagio
4. Allegro ma non troppo

Sonate F-Dur ZWV 181 Nr. 5
5. Allegro
6. Adagio

7. Allegro

Sonate C-Moll ZWV 181 Nr. 6
8. Andante
9. Allegro
10. Adagio

11. Allegro