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Composer of the Week - Jan Dismas Zelenka (1679-1745) - Episode 3


With Donald Macleod. Religious tensions in Dresden reach a peak with the horrifically violent murder of a Lutheran archdeacon by a Catholic member of the Elector's protection staff. Court musician Zelenka navigates the difficulties with typical political savvy, and also seizes the chance to write music for the royal chapel's grandest occasion of the year, when the altar was encrusted with 1770 diamonds for Holy Week.

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