Composer of the Week - Jan Dismas Zelenka (1679-1745) - Episode 2

With Donald Macleod. A royal wedding gives Zelenka the perfect chance to impress the Dresden court with a musical drama bigger than anything he's previously attempted. But it's in another area that he soon begins to specialise: as a composer of requiem masses, including a stunning work written for the obsequies of his own father in 1724.