March22 2022 (Tue)
7:30 PM

Chiaroscuro veneziano

Collegium 1704 & Collegium Vocale 1704

Rudolfinum - Dvořák Hall | Classical Music

120 minutes | Not available

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Date: March 22, 2022 | 19:30 (Tue)
Venue: Rudolfinum - Dvořák Hall
Duration: 120 minutes
Status: Not available
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Admire the dazzling richness and diversity of Italian baroque music in Rudolfinum

Claudio Monteverdi, Francesco Cavalli and G. F. Sances were all significantly associated with Venice - until his death, Monteverdi served as maestro di capella in the Basilica of St. Mark. Cavalli was one of his students and subsequently became an organist at the basilica and later a music director. Sances, on the other hand, worked in Venice for a relatively short time and spent most of his career with Vienna, where he joined the imperial court. The selection from Monteverdi’s famous collection is complemented by two settings of the mass ordinary. In all the compositions, we can admire the dazzling richness and diversity of Italian baroque music.


  • Claudio Monteverdi
    Selva morale e spirituale - selection
  • Francesco Cavalli
    Missa pro defunctis per octo vocibus
  • Giovanni Felice Sances
    Missa Sanctae Maria Magdalenae


Collegium 1704 & Collegium Vocale 1704
Václav Luks
 - conductor

Collegium 1704 is a Prague-based highly acclaimed Baroque orchestra established in 2005 by the conductor and harpsichordist Václav Luks. The orchestra & vocal ensemble present famous orchestral and choral works by well-known composers as well as long-forgotten and now rediscovered treasures of the Baroque repertoire. The ensemble has been successfuly promoting work of Czech masters like Jan Dismas Zelenka and Josef Mysliveček.