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Vocal-Instrumental Programmes

Maddalena ai piedi di Cristo

Antonio Caldara (1670 – 1736)

Maddalena ai piedi di Cristo is a complex, mature work built on a great dramatic tension. The oratorio originated around 1700 in Rome. Caldara’s librettist Lodovico Forni introduces the story of a repentant sinner through the perspective of two allegorical figures: the Earthly and Heavenly Love as they fight over Magdalene’s heart. Initially indecisive, Magdalene is pleadingly encouraged to penitence by her sister Martha. Finally, after having fought an inner battle she determines to follow Christ.

Performers:

Hana Blažíková – Maddalena (S)
Simona Šaturová – Marta (S)
David Erler – Amor Celeste (A)
Markéta Cukrová – Amor Terreno (A)
Jaroslav Březina – Cristo (T)
Roman Janál – Fariseo (B)

Collegium Marianum:
7 violins, 4 violas, violoncello, theorbo, bassoon, double bass, organ, harpsichord
Jana Semerádová – artistic director

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Easter Cantatas

Jan Dismas Zelenka (1679 – 1745)

Immisit Dominus pestilentiam ZWV 58 (1709)
Deus Dux fortissimae ZWV 60 (1716)

Attendite et videte ZWV 59 (1712)

Oratories of the Passion destined for the Holy Week contemplation, composed for the Jesuit College of Clementinum, Prague.

Performers:
Hana Blažíková and Barbora Sojková – soprano
David Erler and Daniela Čermáková – alto
Tobias Hunger and Tomáš Lajtkep – tenor
Tomáš Král and Jaromír Nosek – bass

Collegium Marianum & choir
SATB, 2 violins, viola, violoncello, double bass, organ, chalumeau, 2 oboes, bassoon
Jana Semerádová – artistic director, flauto traverso

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The Lamentations of Jeremiah

Jan Dismas Zelenka (1679–1745)

Zelenka’s  lamentations  were  probably  written  in  the  beginning  of  1722  and  performed  at  the  electoral chapel in Dresden at Easter that year. The set consists of six lamentations, two for each of the three days  of  the  Easter  feast  (Maundy Thursday,  Good  Friday  and  Holy  Saturday).

Performers:

Markéta Cukrová – alto
Daniel Johannsen – tenor
Tomáš Král – baritone

Collegium Marianum
2 flutes, 2 oboes, 5 violins, 2 violas, 2 violoncellos, double bass, organ
Jana Semerádová –  artistic director, flauto traverso

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Amore divino X Amore terreno

An exquisite selection of love arias. (C. Monteverdi, F. Gasparini, A. Caldara, F. Cavalli)

Performers:

Hana Blažíková – soprano

Collegium Marianum
flutes, 2 violins, violoncello, theorbo, harpsichord, organ
Jana Semerádová – artistic director, flutes

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Ich habe genug…

The  programme reflects  some  of the  specific  aspects  of  dialogue  in music,  traceable  in the  works  by composers active in the mid-eighteenth century.

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
Cantate „Ich habe genung“ BWV 82a
Sinfonie e cantate „Non sa che sia dolore“ BWV 209
František Jiránek
(1698-1786)
Concerto per il flauto traverso G dur
Antonio Vivaldi (1678–1741)
Concerto g moll

Performers:

Hana Blažíková – soprano

Collegium Marianum
2 violins, viola, violoncello, double bass, theorbo, harpsichord+organ
Jana Semerádová – artistic director, flauto traverso

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Music of the Baroque Prague

Mosaic of the compositions from the Prague palaces and cathedrals from the first half of the 18th century (J. J. Fux, J. J. I. Brentner, Š. Brixi, A. Reichenauer, J. D. Zelenka).

Performers:

Hana Blažíková – soprano
Tomáš Král – baritone

Collegium Marianum
2 violins, viola, violoncello, double bass, bassoon, theorbo, baroque guitare, harpsichord
Jana Semerádová – flauto traverso