Soirée à Dresda

Chamber music treasures from the Dresden Court Library

Tuesday 21. 06. 2022 | 20.00 The Ledebour garden
Zahrady pod Pražským hradem, Valdštejnská 14, Praha 1
With intermission


Antonio Vivaldi (1678–1741)
Sinfonia in D major, RV 122

Georg Philipp Telemann (1681–1767)
Quartett in G major, TWV43:G2

Johann Joseph Fux (1660–1741)
Rondo in C major


Fortunato Riedel (18th cent.)
Quartett in d minor


Anonym (Antonín Reichenauer?)
Triosonata in B major

František Jiránek (1698–1778)
Concerto in D major

Johann Georg Pisendel (1687–1755)
Imitation des caractères de la danse


In the charming surroundings of the Ledeburg Garden, we will hear works by composers popular at the Dresden court, who either worked there directly or whose music has often been uniquely preserved there. The collections of the Dresden court ensemble are a very special set of sources for music of the early 18th century, and we can also find here works by composers associated with the aristocratic ensembles in Bohemia that have not been preserved elsewhere. Alongside Antonio Vivaldi, Antonín Reichenauer and František Jiránek, who composed for Count Morzin's Prague ensemble, we will also hear works by Dresden-based Johann Georg Pisendel, and we cannot overlook Georg Philipp Telemann, who eventually exchanged an invitation to work at the Dresden court for a freer position as city music director in Frankfurt.


Virtuoso concertos and chamber pieces demonstrating the high quality of the court ensemble will be performed by Xenia Löffler (oboe) and the Collegium Marianum under the direction of Jana Semerádová.

In case of bad weather, the concert will take place in the Summer Refectory of the Strahov Monastery.


Jana Semerádová – flauto traverso
Lenka Torgersen – baroque violin
Małgorzata Malke – baroque violin
Andreas Torgersen – baroque viola
Hana Fleková – baroque cello
Jan Krejča – theorbo
Sebastian Knebel – harpsichord
Tilman Schmidt – double bass


The Ledebour garden

Zahrady pod Pražským hradem, Valdštejnská 14, Praha 1

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Partners of the concert

With kind support of the National Heritage Institute.