Essential Mozart Opera

Essential Mozart Opera

     
 

Essential Mozart Opera is a very listenable collection of highlights from Mozart's seven most frequently performed stage works, well suited to the casual listener wanting an introduction to this music. Assembled from Decca's catalog of complete opera recordings, it offers more uniformity of sound and approach than some samplers, if for…  See more details below

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Essential Mozart Opera is a very listenable collection of highlights from Mozart's seven most frequently performed stage works, well suited to the casual listener wanting an introduction to this music. Assembled from Decca's catalog of complete opera recordings, it offers more uniformity of sound and approach than some samplers, if for no other reason than that four of the source recordings were conducted by Georg Solti. The quality of the performances and the selection of excerpts from the individual works are a little uneven, but in each case the listener will hear some (though not nearly all) of the best moments from each piece. Highlights of the collection include Frederica von Stade's "Voi che sapete," Samuel Ramey's "Non più andrai," and Kiri Te Kanawa's "Dove Sono," all from "The Marriage of Figaro"; Edita Gruberova's "Marten aller Arten" from "The Abduction From the Seraglio"; and Lucia Popp's "Batti, batti" from "Don Giovanni." Each one is among the finest recorded performances of those excerpts available anywhere. The inclusion of several overtures is a nice touch; among the unfortunate omissions (undoubtedly for reasons of available space) are Sarastro's arias from "The Magic Flute" and the beautiful "O padre adorato" from "Idomeneo." In the end, anyone looking to this collection for their first experience with tunefulness and musical variety of Mozart's operas will find a great deal to enjoy.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/11/2003
Label:
Decca
UPC:
0028947382423
catalogNumber:
473824

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Tracks

  1. Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Overture  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - Georg Solti  - Mark Millington
  2. Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Voi, Che sapete  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - Georg Solti  - Frederica Von Stade  - Mark Millington
  3. Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Non più andrai  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - Samuel Ramey  - Georg Solti  - Mark Millington
  4. Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Dove sono  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Kiri Te Kanawa  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - Georg Solti  - Mark Millington
  5. Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Se vuol ballare, signor Contino  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - Samuel Ramey  - Georg Solti  - Mark Millington
  6. Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Cosa mi narri!...Che soave zeffiretto  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Kiri Te Kanawa  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - Lucia Popp  - Georg Solti  - Mark Millington
  7. Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Pace, pace, mio dolce tesoro  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Kiri Te Kanawa  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - Kurt Moll  - Lucia Popp  - Samuel Ramey  - Georg Solti  - Frederica Von Stade  -  Thomas Allen  - Mark Millington
  8. Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), opera, K. 620: Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Neville Marriner  -  Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields  - Olaf Bär  - Mark Millington
  9. Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), opera, K. 620: Pa-Pa-Pa-Pa-Pa-Pa-Papagena!  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Neville Marriner  -  Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields  - Olaf Bär  - Eva Lind  - Mark Millington
  10. Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), opera, K. 620: Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Neville Marriner  -  Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields  - Cheryl Studer  - Mark Millington
  11. Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), opera, K. 620: O zittre nicht, mein lieber Sohn!  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Neville Marriner  -  Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields  - Cheryl Studer  - Mark Millington
  12. Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), opera, K. 620: Ach, ich fühl's, es ist verschwunden  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Neville Marriner  -  Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields  - Kiri Te Kanawa  - Mark Millington
  13. Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), opera, K. 620: Hm! hm! hm! hm! hm! hm! hm!  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Neville Marriner  -  Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields  - Francisco Araiza  - Olaf Bär  - Anne Collins  - Yvonne Kenny  - Iris Vermillion  - Mark Millington
  14. Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), opera, K. 620: O Isis und Osiris, welche Wonne  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Neville Marriner  -  Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields  -  Ambrosian Opera Chorus  - Edmund Barham  - Harry Peeters  - Mark Millington
  15. Idomeneo, rè di Creta, opera, K. 366: Placido è il mar, andiamo  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Colin Davis  -  Bavarian Radio Chorus  -  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra  - Mark Millington
  16. Idomeneo, rè di Creta, opera, K. 366: Zeffiretti lusinghieri  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Colin Davis  -  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra  - Barbara Hendricks  - Mark Millington
  17. Idomeneo, rè di Creta, opera, K. 366: Scenda Amor, scenda Imeneo  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Colin Davis  -  Bavarian Radio Chorus  -  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra  - Mark Millington
  18. La Clemenza di Tito, opera, K. 621: Overture  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - István Kertész  -  Vienna State Opera Orchestra  - Mark Millington
  19. La Clemenza di Tito, opera, K. 621: Parto, parto, ma tu, ben mio  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Teresa Berganza  - István Kertész  -  Vienna State Opera Orchestra  - Mark Millington
  20. Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio), opera, K. 384: Overture  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  -  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra  - Georg Solti  - Mark Millington
  21. Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio), opera, K. 384: Martern aller Arten  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  -  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra  - Edita Gruberová  - Georg Solti  - Mark Millington
  22. Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio), opera, K. 384: Vivat Bacchus, Bacchus lebe  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  -  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra  - Georg Solti  - Martti Talvela  - Heinz Zednik  - Mark Millington
  23. Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio), opera, K. 384: O wie will ich triumphieren  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  -  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra  - Edita Gruberová  - Georg Solti  - Martti Talvela  - Gösta Winbergh  - Mark Millington
  24. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Madamina, il catalogo è questo  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Gabriel Bacquier  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - Georg Solti  - Mark Millington
  25. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Là ci darem la mano  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - Lucia Popp  - Georg Solti  - Bernd Weikl  - Mark Millington
  26. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Dalla sua pace  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Stuart Burrows  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - Georg Solti  - Mark Millington
  27. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Fin ch'han dal vino calda la testa  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - Georg Solti  - Bernd Weikl  - Mark Millington
  28. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Batti, batti, o bel Masetto  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - Lucia Popp  - Georg Solti  - Mark Millington
  29. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Il mio tesoro intanto andate a consolar  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Stuart Burrows  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - Georg Solti  - Mark Millington
  30. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: In quali eccessi, o numi...Mi tradi quell'alma ing  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - Sylvia Sass  - Georg Solti  - Mark Millington
  31. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Deh, vieni alla finestra, o mio tesoro  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - Sylvia Sass  - Georg Solti  - Mark Millington
  32. Così fan tutte, opera, K. 588: Un'aura amorosa del nostro tesoro  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Ryland Davies  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - Georg Solti  - Mark Millington
  33. Così fan tutte, opera, K. 588: È Amore un ladroncello  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Teresa Berganza  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - Georg Solti  - Mark Millington
  34. Così fan tutte, opera, K. 588: Soave sia il vento  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Gabriel Bacquier  - Teresa Berganza  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - Pilar Lorengar  - Georg Solti  - Mark Millington
  35. Così fan tutte, opera, K. 588: Ei parte...Per pietà, ben mio, perdona  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - Pilar Lorengar  - Georg Solti  - Mark Millington
  36. Così fan tutte, opera, K. 588: Temarai! Sortite...Come scoglio  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - Pilar Lorengar  - Georg Solti  - Mark Millington

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