Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Supreme Decorator (Opera Rara Audio CD)

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Supreme Decorator (Opera Rara Audio CD)

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Opera Rara Mozart CD

Sir Charles Mackerras, Elizabeth Futural, Diana Montague, Majella Cullagh. The Hanover Band.

An explanation of the glorious music you will hear on this disc is given by Sir Charles Mackerras in the booklet that accompanies the CD:
“As we approach the 250th anniversary of Mozart’s birth, I feel that it is appropriate to look into two aspects of Mozart’s composition which are not usually commented on but which actually give us new insight into the way this great composer’s mind worked. The first will show Mozart ornamenting his own vocal music in order to teach a young singer (with whom he was in love), how he could heighten the expressiveness or the brilliance of an aria by the judicious addition of extra notes, effects and cadenzas. The other aspect of Mozart, which will be shown on this CD, is that of Mozart the Borrower. He was often inspired by another composer’s work and determined to write a composition in similar style. In doing so, he often transformed a quite pleasant and charming original into pure gold, so that it became a work of genius. Mozart particularly admired the music of his somewhat senior contemporary, Johann Christian Bach. In this recording we will show how Mozart’s borrowings from J.C. Bach were turned into some of his most divine inspirations”

Contents and Reviews


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: 'Cara, la dolce fiamma', aria of Farnaspe Adirano in Siria J.C. Bach; 'Non so d'onde viene' - concert aria; 'Ah se a morir mi chiamo', aria of Cecilio Lucio Silla; 'Voi che sapete' aria of Cherubino, Le nozze di Figaro; 'Infelice in van m'affanno', aria of Arsinda, La clemenza di Scipione J.C. Bach; 'Marten aller arten', aria of Constanze, Die Entführung aus dem Serial; 'Deh, quel pianto omai tergete', duet of Arsinda and Luceio, La clemenza di Scipione J.S. Bach; 'Ah perdona al primo affetto', duet of Servilia and Annio, La clemenza di Tito