For František Ignác Tůma, Vienna became a long-term home and he contributed to the formation of Viennese music culture in the first half of the eighteenth century. Unlike him, Jan Dismas Zelenka merely passed through the imperial capital, so that he could study counterpoint with the celebrated J. J. Fux in 1716—19. This brief experience nonetheless influenced Zelenka’s musical language so deeply that the inspiration by classical counterpoint can be traced even in his mature works, including Miserere d moll.
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.