Journal article

Reflections and recent findings on the life and music of Jan Dismas Zelenka (1679-1745)

J STOCKIGT, J Ágústsson

Clavibus unitis | Association for Central European Cultural Studies | Published : 2015

Abstract

At a time when digitization projects of the Sächsische Landesbibliothek – Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Dresden have made important music collections of the Dresden court available online, it is timely to reconsider a major contributor to the music once held in the Catholic court church of Dresden: Jan Dismas Zelenka. Examination of Jesuit documentation from the era of Saxon Electors Friedrich August I (August II as King of Poland) and Friedrich August II (August III as King of Poland) together with the rich sources of the Sächsisches Staatsarchiv – Hauptstaatsarchiv Dresden (D-Dla) provides new information about the life and surroundings of Zelenka at the court of Dresden. This leads t..

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