Heaven and Hell

2019-11-16 19:30
Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Main Hall, 1051 Budapest, Széchenyi István tér 9.

Jan Dismas Zelenka: Overture in F major and suite

Jan Dismas Zelenka:

  O Magnum Mysterium, ZWV 171

  Alma redemptoris, ZWV 126

  Christe eleison, ZWV 29

Leoš Janáček: Idyll Suite for String Orchestra

Antonín Dvořak: Biblical songs Op. 99. Nos. 1-10.

with: Judit Rajk – alto

 

Jan Dismas Zelenka is an attractive Czech composer: his harmony is compelling, and his works, bold both dynamically and melodically, are a pleasure to sing.

Heavenly and idyllic.

The deeply religious catholic Dvořák is a most special Czech composer: his Biblical songs flout the comventions of his time in their philosophically introspective meditative psalm texts, clinging to faith, and calling forth the most intimate tremors of the soul. A work shot through with timelessness.

Heaven and Hell.