References to topics from the New Testament, chiefly the life and death of Jesus Christ, are among the frequent topics of the setting. Thanks to Bach’s immortal music, deeds of the Saviour come alive in front of us with extraordinarily direct communicability.
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.