Collegium 1704

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Collegium 1704 is a Czech early music orchestra and choir founded in 1991 by the Czech conductor, harpsichordist and horn player Václav Luks. Luks was formerly horn soloist of the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin. Although founded while Luks was a student in Plzen, the seat of the orchestra is Prague.[1] The Collegium Vocale 1704 and Amphion Wind Octet are sister ensembles.

The Collegium specialises in Baroque music, in particular that of Zelenka, Bach and Handel. All the performers are virtuosos, and often perform with other early music ensembles.

Performers[edit]

A number of performers appear regularly with the Collegium. These include:[2]

Collegium Vocale 1704:

  • Sopranos: Barbora Sojková, Alena Hellerová, Dora Pavlíková, Kamila Zborilová, Joanna Klisowska
  • Altos: Kamila Mazalová, Marta Fadljevicová, Jan Mikušek, Daniela Cermákovám
  • Tenors: Václav Cížek, Hasan El-Dunia, Cenek Svoboda, Tomáš Lajtkep
  • Bass: Tomáš Král, Jaromír Nosek, Martin Vacula, Aleš Procházka

In addition, Hana Blažíková and Marketa Cukrová often appear as soloists.

Collegium 1704:

  • Violin: Helena Zemanová,(Leader,) Petra Šcevková, Martin Kalista, Peter Barczi, Eva Borhi, Jana Chytilová, Simona Tydlitátová, Markéta Knittlová, Jan Hádek
  • Viola: Lýdie Cillerová, Eleonora Machová, František Kuncl
  • Cello: Libor Mašek, Hana Fleková
  • Double-bass: Ondrej Štajnochr
  • Chamber organ: Pablo Kornfeld
  • Oboe: Eva Harmuthová, Petra Ambrosi
  • Bassoon: Kryštof Lada

Discography[edit]

  • Georg Druschetzky (1745-1819) music for wind octet and chorus. Accent Records
  • Jan Dismas Zelenka: I Penitenti al Sepolcro del Redentore ZWV 63, 1 CD, Zig-Zag
  • Jan Dismas Zelenka: Missa Votiva ZWV 18, 1 CD, Zig-Zag
  • Jan Dismas Zelenka: Requiem in D ZWF 46, 2 CDs, Accent Records
  • Jan Dismas Zelenka: Responsoria pro Hebdomada Sancta ZWV 55, 2 CDs, Accent Records
  • Johann Sebastian Bach: B Minor Mass BWV 232, 2 CDs, Accent Records

References[edit]

  1. ^ Deutsches Mozartfest der Deutschen Mozart-Gesellschaft 2002 "Das Collegium 1704 ist ein Barock-Orchester mit Sitz in Prag."
  2. ^ Taken from playlist of a performance of Zelenka's Missa Omnium Sanctorum ZWV 21, performed at the Domkerk, Utrecht, Holland on 25 August 2012. Can be viewed on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZNYtML_Zrg

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