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Jan Dismas Zelenka (1679-1745) was a Czech baroque composer, whose music was adventurous and noted for its great harmonic invention and mastery of counterpoint.

Zelenka was born in 1679 in Louňovice pod Blaníkem, Czechia, and received his early musical training from his father who was a schoolmaster and organist in Louňovice pod Blaníkem. It is thought that his early formal training was at a Jesuit college. After…

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  • [group]Czechia[/group] and [group]Czech composers[/group] groups
  • Well boy howdy, Mr. Zelenka sure is rootin' tootin'. Yes sir, rootin' tootin', yes sir.
  • no i did not know that!
  • Zelenka's work is as beatiful as always- especially his Choral Sacred works. Did you know that were it not for Zelenka, Bach's Matthauspassion may have never been performed?
  • "Il diamante" is amazingly energic, vital, dynamic, with impressive harmonic twists. Masterpiece !
  • Excellent Trio Sonatas and Sacred Works! He is a counterpoint master. Soon I'll get to know his instrumental orchestral works.
  • Beautiful!
  • First Zelenka, then Janacek, now this young dude Adamek. Gotta keep in touch with Czech music.
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sub_olea_pacis_et_palma_virtutis

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