ABOUT THE RECORDING
Missa votiva is the greatest mass by Jan Dismas Zelenka (1679–1745) and at the same time one of his most personal works. The circumstances of the origin of this “thanksgiving mass” are not known, but it is likely related to the author’s longer illness and it could have been composed as a token of gratitude for recovery. With Missa votiva, Zelenka began his last creative period and perhaps he knew that he did not have much time left. Shortly after its release under the Sablé and La Chaise-Dieu festivals, the CD Missa votiva was listed among the ten best-selling recordings in France, it won the Coup de coeur (Heart Ace) award from French TV Mezzo, and received excellent international reviews.
Zig-Zag Territoires, 2008