WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Arias for Aloysia Weber
Orchestral of the 18th Century Frans Brüggen
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Cyndia Sieden, soprano Orchestral of the 18th Century directed by Frans Brüggen
Playing time: 51'30 Recorded live in Utrecht (Vredenburg), Holland, in May 1998 (tracks 1, 2, 3, 5, & 7) and September 1998 (tracks 4 & 6) Balance engineers by Dick Van Schuppen & Henk Jansen Recording supervisor: GERD BERG Recording producer by Sieuwert Verster Edited by Dick Van Schuppen, Eva Blankespoor & Jochem Genen Design: Carlos Céster & Emilio Moreno Booklet essay: Marius Flothuis (Dutch) Rosa Regàs (Spanish) Translations into English, French, Dutch, Spanish
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WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART (1756-1791)
Arias for Aloysia Weber
1 No, no, che non sei capace (Wien, 6/1783; KV 419)2 Alcandro, lo confesso - Non so d'onde viene (Mannheim, 2/1778; KV 294)3 Vorrei spiegarvi, oh Dio! (Wien, 6/1783; KV 418) 4 Ah se in ciel, benigne stelle (Wien, 3/1788; KV 538) 5 Mia speranza adorata - Ah non sai qual pena sia (Wien, 1/1783; KV 416) 6 Popoli di Tessaglia! - Io non chedo, eterni Dei (München, 1/1779; KV 316 [KV 300b] 7 Nehmt meinen Dank, ihr holden Gönner (Wien, 4/1782; KV 383)
How has the orchestra’s approach to the Beethoven symphonies evolved over the years?
This is a discussion that is very much alive in the orchestra: when we first started, we had no repertoire. So, with every piece that we were approaching we had to work and to discuss, in the old-fashioned way. For years we worked like this, never doing more than one Beethoven symphony in a year – and then we played it over and over again. So, it took us twelve years before we completed the cycle with the Ninth. If you play such pieces again after so many years, things start to change: tempi have changed and whereas we had always been arrogant about all those conductors, who after a certain period of time, decided to rerecord pieces, we – the orchestra members and me personally – now think that it is a good idea to do it again. [read more...]