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Adam Viktora, Prague Baroque Soloists, Ensemble Inegal - Vivaldi in Bohemia (2009)

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Adam Viktora, Prague Baroque Soloists, Ensemble Inegal - Vivaldi in Bohemia (2009)

Adam Viktora, Prague Baroque Soloists, Ensemble Inegal - Vivaldi in Bohemia (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 358 Mb | Total time: 66:33 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Nibiru | # 0150-2211 | Recorded: 2008

Here are some prime works by Vivaldi that are not hot from a recording studio, but bring a new Nibiru title to our catalogue. They feature Ensemble Inegal and Prague Baroque Soloists conducted by Adam Viktora, who are legendary for their performances of music by Zelenka.
We know lots about him, but it is unclear if Antonio Vivaldi ever actually visited the Czech lands - Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia. Certainly his music was circulating there, as some of his operas appeared in Prague. The four extensive choral and vocal pieces on this disc - Dixit Dominus, RV 595, Laudate Pueri Dominum, RV 600, Magnificat, RV 610b (Czech Version), and Salve Regina, RV 617 - were in the music libraries of wealthy families or religious institutions.

Hana Blažíková, Petr Wagner, Ensemble Tourbillon - Vienna 1709: Baldassari, Ariosti, G.B. Bononcini, Fux (2014)

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Hana Blažíková, Petr Wagner, Ensemble Tourbillon - Vienna 1709: Baldassari, Ariosti, G.B. Bononcini, Fux (2014)

Hana Blažíková, Petr Wagner, Ensemble Tourbillon - Vienna 1709: Baldassari, Ariosti, G.B. Bononcini, Fux (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 287 Mb | Total time: 58:17 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Accent | ACC24284 | Recorded: 2013

The young Czech soprano Hana Blažíkóva is one of the most exciting voices in the baroque scene. Conductors such as Philippe Herreweghe, Masaaki Suzuki and Vaclav Luks frequently invite her for CD recordings, concerts and tours. She regularly appears at renowned festivals including Prague Spring, Festival Oude Muziek Utrecht, Resonances in Vienna and the Early Music Days in Regensburg.

Václav Luks, Collegium Vocale 1704 - Zelenka: Missa votiva ZWV 18 (2008)

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Václav Luks, Collegium Vocale 1704 - Zelenka: Missa votiva ZWV 18 (2008)

Václav Luks, Collegium Vocale 1704 - Zelenka: Missa votiva ZWV 18 (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 389 Mb | Total time: 71:06 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Zig-Zag Territoires | # ZZT 080801 | Recorded: 2007

The Missa Votiva, ZWV 18, of Czech-German composer Jan Dismas Zelenka was written in 1739, late in Zelenka's life. It has something in common with the String Quartet No. 15 in A minor, Op. 132, of Beethoven: both are late works written as prayers of thanksgiving after their respective composers' recovery from serious illness. And, although the Zelenka work is virtually unknown, both are staggering masterpieces. The more Zelenka's music surfaces, the more he appears a major composer of the late Baroque; he was probably ignored for so long because his life story, during eras when audiences loved to have biographies on which to hang music, is largely obscure. This fine recording, by the Czech groups Collegium 1704 and Collegium Vocale 1704 under Václav Luks on the French label Zig-Zag Territoires, is all the more impressive in that Baroque sacred music was rare, and historically informed performance unknown, in the Czech Republic 15 years ago, both having been frowned upon by Czechoslovakia's Communist regime.

Hana Blažíková, CordArte - German Baroque Cantatas (2013)

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Hana Blažíková, CordArte - German Baroque Cantatas (2013)

Hana Blažíková, CordArte - German Baroque Cantatas (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 349 Mb | Total time: 73:37 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Pan Classics | # PC10293 | Recorded: 2013

The young Czech soprano Hana Bla íkóva is currently one of the most exciting voices in the baroque scene today. After receiving her final diploma at the Conservatory of her native city Prague in 2002, the singer very rapidly gained an excellent reputation as a baroque interpreter. Conductors such as Philippe Herreweghe, Masaaki Suzuki and Vaclav Luks frequently invite her for CD recordings, concerts and tours. She regularly appears at renowned festivals including Prague Spring, Festival Oude Muziek Utrecht, Resonances in Vienna and the Early Music Days in Regensburg.