Yale Schola Cantorum | Zelenka: Missa Dei Patris | NEW HAVEN

Event time: 
Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 3:30pm to 5:30pm
St. Mary's Chuch See map
5 Hillhouse Ave
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

Masaaki Suzuki, conductor


With Juilliard415

The music of Baroque composer Jan Dismas Zelenka (1679 – 1745) has attracted a small but dedicated base of fervent admirers. The Czech composer passed his career at the Dresden court of Augustus the Strong, where his primary responsibilities were to play double bass in the virtuosic court orchestra and to produce settings of the Catholic liturgy. Composed in the final years of Zelenka’s life, however, Missa Dei Patris was not intended for use in the court chapel but as a private testament to his personal faith. This extraordinary Mass explores the entire catalog of contemporary compositional styles while reflecting the composer’s intimate connection with each line of text.