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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

Overview

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.

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
  2. Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Voi, Che sapete
  3. Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Non più andrai
  4. Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Dove sono
  5. Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Se vuol ballare, signor Contino
  6. Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Cosa mi narri!...Che soave zeffiretto
  7. Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Pace, pace, mio dolce tesoro
  8. Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), opera, K. 620: Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja
  9. Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), opera, K. 620: Pa-Pa-Pa-Pa-Pa-Pa-Papagena!
  10. Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), opera, K. 620: Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen
  11. Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), opera, K. 620: O zittre nicht, mein lieber Sohn!
  12. Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), opera, K. 620: Ach, ich fühl's, es ist verschwunden
  13. Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), opera, K. 620: Hm! hm! hm! hm! hm! hm! hm!
  14. Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), opera, K. 620: O Isis und Osiris, welche Wonne
  15. Idomeneo, rè di Creta, opera, K. 366: Placido è il mar, andiamo
  16. Idomeneo, rè di Creta, opera, K. 366: Zeffiretti lusinghieri
  17. Idomeneo, rè di Creta, opera, K. 366: Scenda Amor, scenda Imeneo
  18. La Clemenza di Tito, opera, K. 621: Overture
  19. La Clemenza di Tito, opera, K. 621: Parto, parto, ma tu, ben mio
  20. Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio), opera, K. 384: Overture
  21. Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio), opera, K. 384: Martern aller Arten
  22. Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio), opera, K. 384: Vivat Bacchus, Bacchus lebe
  23. Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio), opera, K. 384: O wie will ich triumphieren
  24. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Madamina, il catalogo è questo
  25. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Là ci darem la mano
  26. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Dalla sua pace
  27. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Fin ch'han dal vino calda la testa
  28. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Batti, batti, o bel Masetto
  29. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Il mio tesoro intanto andate a consolar
  30. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: In quali eccessi, o numi...Mi tradi quell'alma ing
  31. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Deh, vieni alla finestra, o mio tesoro
  32. Così fan tutte, opera, K. 588: Un'aura amorosa del nostro tesoro
  33. Così fan tutte, opera, K. 588: È Amore un ladroncello
  34. Così fan tutte, opera, K. 588: Soave sia il vento
  35. Così fan tutte, opera, K. 588: Ei parte...Per pietà, ben mio, perdona
  36. Così fan tutte, opera, K. 588: Temarai! Sortite...Come scoglio

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