About the recording
“At last I have the pleasure of offering you Responsoria by the blessed Mr. Zelenka, with the sincere wish, brother, that you might be granted the delight of tasting the sweet fruits of this almond tree.”
(Johann Georg Pisendel in his letter to Georg Philipp Telemann on 16 April 1749)
The first complete and representative recording of Responsorias by J. D. Zelenka by Collegium Vocale 1704 and Collegium 1704 under the baton of Václav Luks has been released in February 2012.
Responsoria pro hebdomada sancta ZWV 55 is a collection of 27 responsories, i.e. musical settings of texts from the Old and New Testament relating to the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
The opulent booklet of this double CD contains texts and essays in English, German, French, and the Latin original singing texts.