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Composer of the Week - Jan Dismas Zelenka (1679-1745) - Episode 5


Donald Macleod traces Zelenka's final years, when his Dresden employers seemed more interested in hunting parties than musical ambition. And yet the composer managed to produce some of the finest works, including a serenata generously augmented with a bolt-on finale to show off the singing talents of his greatest rival's wife.

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