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DNI 152

DNI174   [8595066601749]   released 2/2024

Jaroslav Pelikán: Concerto in D for recorder, strings and harpsichord
Jaroslav Krček: Credo of Master John - cantata for solo baritone, choir and chamber orchestra
Jaroslav Pelikán: Pastorello in E on text by Pavel Tylšar
Jaroslav Krček: The truth about Truth - cantata on the words of poem „The Dialogue of the Four Elements with Truth“ by Hans Sachs (16th cent.), op.175 

Klára Valenovičová: recorder
L’Armonia Terrena, L’Armonia Vocale
conducted by Zdeněk Klauda


play all Hledání pravdy 55:56
Concerto in D pro zobcovou flétnu, smyčce a cembalo I. Zajatcem vlastního strachu 3:35
Concerto in D pro zobcovou flétnu, smyčce a cembalo II. Zavřený v hodinovém stroji 3:34
Concerto in D pro zobcovou flétnu, smyčce a cembalo III. S výhledem do věčnosti… 6:35
Kredo mistra Jana - Běda mně, budu-li mlčeti… 3:34
Kredo mistra Jana - Ustydla láska… 2:21
Kredo mistra Jana - Modlitba 3:08
Kredo mistra Jana - Láska nejsvětějším darem 4:25
Pastorela in E na text Pavla Tylšara 13:08
Pravda o Pravdě 14:47

Conductor Zdeněk Klauda (b. 1979) is a versatile artist. In addition to his career as a conductor, he devotes himself to conducting music at the National Theater in Prague and at the same time he is the programming director of the Jakub Jan Ryba Festival. He started his international career in 2008 when he was invited to conduct Dvořák’s Rusalka at the Salzburg Festival. Since then he has been a regular guest at prestigious European opera houses (the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, the Semper Opera in Dresden, the Vienna State Opera and the Paris National Opera). In 2012, he participated in the musical production of Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen for the Glyndebourne Festival and Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro in the following season. In 2012 he won the third prize at the conducting competition in Constan?a, Romania. As an assistant he has worked with conductors Franz Welser-Möst, Kyrill Petrenko, Vladimir Jurowski and Tomáš Netopil. He is the founder and principal conductor of his own orchestra of the Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra L’Armonia Terrena, in which he cooperates with top Czech musicians. For Nibiru Publishers, he has recorded three CDs with his orchestra. The first, called DECADE, features soprano Simona Šaturová and works by Mozart and Mysliveček; the second with the world premiere of Ryba’s Stabat Mater was awarded the prestigious DIAPASON DÉCOUVERTE award, and in September 2019 a new recording of Antonín Rejcha’s Requiem was released at the same label. He has appeared with Czech orchestras (South Bohemian Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra, Hradec Králové Philharmonic Orchestra, Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra Olomouc, Pardubice Philharmonic Orchestra), opera houses (National Moravian-Silesian Theater in Ostrava) and major Czech festivals (St. Wenceslas Music Festival). He regularly collaborates with top Czech orchestras and world-class singers such as Simona Šaturová, Adam Plachetka and Veronika Dzhioeva. In January 2018 he made his debut as a conductor on the stage of the Moscow New Opera. In the same year he performed with the National Theater Orchestra in Prague at the world premiere of Augustin Šenkýř’s oratorio Dies Numini et Principi. In January 2019 he participated in the musical production of The Bartered Bride at the Semper Opera in Dresden, made his debut at the Košice State Philharmonic, and in February 2019 debuted at the National Theater in the performance of Mozart’s The Magic Flute. In the 2019/2020 season he will conduct Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro at the National Theater in Prague. In November 2019 he performed with his orchestra as a guest of the Czech Chamber Music Society as part of their concert season for the Czech Philharmonic.

The L’Armonia Terrena Chamber Philharmonic is a permanent artistic ensemble made up of top instrumentalists in the field of interpretation of solo, chamber and orchestral music, headed by the prominent artist, concertmaster Jan Valta (Herold Quartet). The orchestra was founded in 2014 by conductor Zdeněk Klauda on the occasion of the project of a solo album of soprano Simona Šaturová Decade with opera work of two musical geniuses of classicism, Josef Mysliveček and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, released in the same year by Nibiru Publishers. Since 2016 the orchestra has been a regular guest of festivals and prestigious organizers, where the audience is presented mainly with works of Czech masters of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Under the brand of L’Armonia Terrena, members of leading Czech chamber ensembles (Czech Philharmonic Quartet, Baborák Ensemble, Herold Quartet, Sedláček Quartet, Doležal Quartet, Hans Beauty String Quartet, etc.), leading Czech orchestras (Czech Philharmonic, National Theater) and outstanding young soloists play modern instruments together, yet with a view to the uniqueness of style of the repertoire. Their recording of the world premiere of Ryba’s Latin Stabat Mater also won the prestigious DIAPASON DÉCOUVERTE award. Ryba’s Stabat Mater will be performed on 7 April 2020 in the Church of Sts. Simon and Juda as part of the chamber cycle of the City of Prague FOK Prague Symphony Orchestra. In September 2019, the orchestra released a new CD with the recording of the world premiere of Antonín Rejcha’s Requiem at Nibiru Publishers; the same label is expected to release a CD with Jakub Jan Ryba’s Missa Solemnis in C per Festo Resurrectionis. The orchestra will perform this work by Ryba in a concert on May 18, 2020 at the Basilica on the Holy Mountain near Příbram as part of the third annual Jakub Jan Ryba Festival.

Further recordings with L'Armonia Terrena and Zdeňek Klauda:


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