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.