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Composer: Zelenka, Jan Dismas (1679-1745)

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Year of birth1679
Year of death1745
NationalityUnknown
PeriodBaroque
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A thrilling evening of music from Bach's Bohemian Cousin

Julian Perkins © Andy Craggs
Unlike his better-known contemporaries, Czech composer Zelenka has faded into obscurity, Spirato! and Barts Chamber Choir made an extremely persuasive case for this highly original music. 
****1
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James Gilchrist and Florilegium explore Bach

James Gilchrist © Operaomnia
Florilegium and tenor James Gilchrist give intelligent and engaging performances of music by Bach and his contemporaries including some repertoire unfairly neglected in today's concert halls. 
***11
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Pure essence of Bach

Laurence Cummings © Robert Workman
Laurence Cummings and Royal Northern Sinfonia present Bach's musical world in miniature in a programme of chamber music by Bach and his contemporaries.
***11
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New Year's Day comes early in Utrecht

Václav Luks and Collegium 1704 © Michal Adamovský
New Year’s Day falls at the end of August in Utrecht! We gather, we drink, we kiss, we wish each other well while opening the Festival of Early Music.
***11
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Laurence Equilbey brings intense and dramatic Zelenka and Mozart to the Salle Pleyel

Accentus © Jana Jocif
With the brilliant chamber choir Accentus and the recently formed period orchestra Insula behind her, Laurence Equilbey knows how to immediately captivate and move the modern listener.
***11
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