ZELENKA FESTIVAL PRAGUE - DRESDEN
6th YEAR OF THE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL ON THE WORK AND PERSONALITY OF THE CZECH BAROQUE GENEIA JAN DISMAS ZELENKA
Zelenka Festival Prague - Dresden began its history in 2014. The European music scene has created a new and dignified platform from which to give new impetus to the spread of Zelenka's music around the world.
Jan Dismas Zelenka is currently considered to be one of the most important Baroque composers alongside J. S. Bach, G. F. Handel and A. Vivaldi. Zelenka Festival Prague - Dresden is the first and only festival of its kind in the world. It was only a matter of time before the Czech Republic officially declared itself to the legacy of the past and gave the world a clear signal that it recognized the importance of Zelenka's legacy and proudly supported the process of reviving it.
The creative legacy of Czech composer Jan Dismas Zelenka is a European phenomenon in the contemporary music field, and the revived works of this genius on concert stages and CD recordings literally transcribe the history of Baroque music. Only a few years ago it was not foreseen that fundamental works of European Baroque could be discovered in the 21st century. The enthusiasm and responses of the public and the professional public about the premieres of Zelenka's previously unknown music on CD recordings and concert performances prove this.
The organizer of the festival is the Czech ensemble Ensemble Inégal.
The ensemble, which is led by conductor Adam Viktora, intensively propagates the legacy of this Czech great, is behind the realization of Zelenka's works a repeated holder of many international music awards (Diapason d'Or, International recording review outstanding, Goldberg 5 stars etc.) premieres as part of his concert cycle Czech Musical Baroque - Discoveries and Surprises. He performs and thus spreads Zelenka's music at major music festivals in the Czech Republic, Great Britain, Germany, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Spain, Latvia, Austria and others.