Journal article

Zelenka's Ave Regina Coelorum settings (ZWV 128) of 1737: A case study in the transmission of Viennese liturgico-musical practices to Dresden


Context: Journal of Music Research | University of Melbourne, Faculty of Music | Published : 2012


In recent decades, the music of Jan Dismas Zelenka (1679–1745) has been the object of increasing interest to scholars and performers of eighteenth-century music. Zelenka was one of a contingent of Bohemian musicians working at the Dresden court during the first half of the eighteenth century, when connections between the Province of Bohemia and the Saxon city were strong. The repertoire of sacred music accumulated and performed for Dresden’s Catholic court church during Zelenka’s career represents one of the crowning artistic achievements of that court. However, a detailed study of the complete set of Zelenka’s Ave regina coelorum settings (ZWV 128) has not yet been undertaken.