30 September 2012

Mozart: Overtures

EAC | APE + CUE | Covers | 307 Mb

Date CD: May 15, 1989 | Naxos | 65:38

This 1988 Naxos recording is one of a Mozart series that Barry Wordsworth made with the Capella Istropolitana. And as with the symphonies, these overtures have a lot going for them. The playing is fresh and full of joie-de-vivre, the sound is (despite the echoey Concert Hall in Bratislava, Slovakia) perfectly acceptable. Particularly praiseworthy of course is the decision to record Mozart's early overtures and to put them in chronological order, thus giving a context to the better-known opera introductions, which are here recorded successfully and with great gusto. Perhaps this is not quite up to the standard of some of the leading period instrument ensembles (e.g. Tafelmusik on Sony), but for a budget CD it is a remarkably good effort. 


1 - Apollo Et Hyacinthus
2 - Bastien Und Bastienne
3 - Mitridate, Re Di Ponto: Allegro
4 - Mitridate, Re Di Ponto: Andante Grazioso
5 - Mitridate, Re Di Ponto: Presto
6 - Lucio Silla: Molto Allegro
7 - Lucio Silla: Andante
8 - Lucio Silla: Molto Allegro
9 - La Finta Giardiniera
10 - Il Re Pastore
11 - Idomeneo
12 - Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail
13 - Der Schauspieldirektor
14 - Marriage Of Figaro
15 - Don Giovanni
16 - Cosi Fan Tutte
17 - Magic Flute
18 - La Clemenza Di Tito

Capella Istropolitana
conductor: Barry Wordsworth

I'm beginning here to resurrect some of the works that "disappeared" from Avax or were "abandoned" from the original uploaders. There's not a real thought behind it, I'm just cleaning up my HDs and following the wind. What I downloaded long ago is flowing back. All credits go to the first uploader. Enjoy...

1 comment:

Denis Amadeus said...

i am much obliged to you. your effort is also much appreciated.