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Jan Zach - Solo Concertos for Flute, Oboe, Cello, Harpsichord

The composer, organist and violinist Johann Zach came from Bohemia, worked as conductor of the Court Orchestra in Mainz from 1745 to 1756 and spent the last 17 years of his life travelling half-way round Europe. His favourite place to stay was the Cistercian Monastery in Stams in the Upper Inn Valley of the Tyrol and it is here that the largest repository in the world of original source material by Zach is situated today. The musical language of the instrumental concertos is very modern for the period in which it was written and typically “pre-classical”. Zach’s unconventional personal style is unmistakable.

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