Jan Dismas Zelenka (1679 – 1745)
Arie italiene ZWV 176, Suita F Major ZWV 188, Hipocondria ZWV 187
E voi siete d’alri o labra soavi. Moderato e dolce (alto) – Arie italiene ZWV 176
Ouverture – Suita F Major ZWV 188
Non si trova, Allegro assai (soprano) – Arie italiene ZWV 176
Aria – Suita F Major ZWV 188
Non so se piu vi rivedro, Larghetto e Dolce (alto) – Arie italiene ZWV 176
Menuetto I, II – Suita F Major ZWV 188
Se pensi cangiar duel core, Moderato (soprano) – Arie italiene ZWV 176
Siciliano – Suita F Major ZWV 188
Son da piu venti legno per cosso, Allegro (basso) – Arie italiene ZWV 176
Folie – Suita F Major ZWV 188
Povera fede sei pur mal spesa, Andante ma non troppo (soprano) – Arie italiene ZWV 176
Hipocondria a 7 concertanti A major ZWV 187
Senti ti voglio ancor traffigere, Allegro e sempre fiero (soprano) – Arie italiene ZWV 176
Psalm 125. In convertendo ZWV 91
Gabriela Eibenová, Zuzana Kopřivová, soprano
Sylva Čmugrová, alto
Roman Hoza, basse
Magdalena Malá, Simona Tydlitátová, violin
Lýdie Cillerová, viola
Ondřej Štajnochr, counterbass
Inge Marg, Tereza Samsonová, hautbois
Kryštof Lada, oboe
Iva Štrynclová, cembalo
Přemysl Vacek, theorbo
Marek Štryncl, direction
Bohême : Arias italiennes, Folie et Hypochondrie… de J.D. Zelenka
Friday July 31st, 21:00 – Valloire church
Even though our man was an official composer for the coronation in 1723 of Charles VI, Emperor of the Holy Roman and German Empire and King of Bohemia, even though Bach or Telemann admired him and the Jesuits granted him their support, Jan Dismas Zelenka allowed himself, in the course of these lengthy official festivities, to display deeply felt affects that we now perceive as so many “surprises”, much in line with what we call “baroque”. We shall hear in these works unusual combinations of keys as may also be found once in Francesco Durante’s music. Moreover, the lyrics of the vocal pieces in the “Italian Arias ZWV 176”, as they range from sweetness to regret, herald freer styles of writing. What about his “Hipocondria ZWV 187”, then? Ills of both the body and the soul, aren’t they the artist’s predicament? Bear in mind Dismas is an epithet coined by the composer himself after the name of The Good Thief, and his predilection for the conjunction of opposites becomes clear!
Founded in 1992 by Marek Štryncl, Musica Florea offers historically documented performance. Playing on original instruments, the ensemble revives an eclectic repertoire, from the Early Baroque to the 20th century.
Together with the Hartig Ensemble, Musea Florea produces true-to-period versions of Baroque operas and ballets, often premieres, performed on a mobile replica of a Baroque stage.
Musica Florea appears at major world festivals and plays with such outstanding soloists and ensembles as Magdaléna Kožená, Phillipe Jaroussky, or Le Poème Harmonique. It has received many prestigious honours, including a MIDEM Classical Award for a recording of “The Melodrama de Sancto Wenceslao”.
Together conductor, cellist, choirmaster, teacher and composer, Štryncl (born 1974) graduated from the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague in 2002 and also studied at the Academy for Early Music in Dresden.
He has collaborated with such famous soloists and ensembles as Magdaléna Kožená, or the Prague Philharmonia.
Eager for authenticity, he founded the Musica Florea ensemble (1992), then the Florea Theatrum with its movable Baroque stage. He has appeared in prestigious festivals, in Vienna, or Bruges. His ample discography has often received top awards such as a Diapason in 1994. Alternative projects include contemporary Slovak compositions and Dvořák’s symphonies played on period instruments.
Sub Olea Pacis Et Palma Virtutis…, ZWV 175 – Symphonia
opening of the concert Bohemia : Jan Dismas Zelenka – Sancto Wenceslao
led by the guest chef at Valloire this summer 2020 : Marek Štryncl
and performed by other ensembles than those invited to Valloire : Visegrad Baroque Orchestra & Ars Brunensis Chorus