Classical Opera

Il sogno di Scipione

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Label: Signum Classics
UPC: 0635212049921
Catnr: SIGCD 499
Release date: 06 October 2017
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Signum Classics
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0635212049921
Catalogue number
SIGCD 499
Release date
06 October 2017
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About the album

Classical Opera continue their complete Mozart opera recording series with the one-act dramatic serenade Il sogno di Scipione, K. 126. Composed in 1771 as a celebratory homage to Prince Archbishop Sigismund Schrattenbach of Salzburg, the Archbishop died before the piece could be performed. In the spring of 1772 Mozart amended the work so that it could be used in honour of Schrattenbach’s successor, Hieronymus Colloredo – the only necessary change was to alter the name of the dedicatee in the final recitative.

The story of Scipio’s Dream takes place in c.148 BC, while the celebrated Roman general is a guest in the palace of his ally Massinissa, King of Numidia (in modern day Tunisia). As Scipio falls into a deep sleep, he dreams that the allegorical figures of Fortuna (Fortune) and Costanza (Constancy) appear to him in Elysium and demand that he should choose one of them to follow for the rest of his days.

Mozarts Il Sogno di Scipione uitgevoerd door internationaal gerenommeerd historisch ensemble
Classical opera zet zijn serie met opnames van alle opera’s van Mozart voort met de dramatische serenade Il sogno di Scipione K. 126. Het werk werd in 1711 gecomponeerd als een feestelijk eerbetoon aan Prins Aartsbisschop Sigismund Schrattenbach van Salzburg. De Aartsbisschop overleed echter voor het stuk kon worden uitgevoerd. In het voorjaar van 1772 paste Mozart het werk aan, zodat het gebruikt kon worden ter ere van Schrattenbachs opvolger, Hieronymus Colloredo – de enige noodzakelijke verandering was het veranderen van de naam van de opdrachtgever in het laatste recitatief.

Het verhaal van Il sogno di Scipione vindt plaats in ongeveer 148 voor Christus, op het moment dat de gevierde Romeinse generaal te gast is in het paleis van zijn bondgenoot Massinissa, Koning van Numidië (tegenwoordig Tunesië). Terwijl Scipio in een diepe slaap valt, droomt hij dat de allegorische figuren Fortuna (Geluk) en Constanza (Standvastigheid) voor hem verschijnen in Elysium. Zij eisen dat hij een van hen moet kiezen, die hem de rest van zijn dagen zal blijven volgen.

Het bijgeleverde boekje bevat de volledige Italiaanse tekst en een Engelse vertaling.

Artist(s)

Established in 1997, Classical Opera is one of the leading exponents of the music of Mozart and his contemporaries. Under the direction of founder and conductor Ian Page, and with our own highly acclaimed period-instrument orchestra, we regularly present benchmark performances of operas and orchestral works in some of London’s most prestigious venues and, increasingly, abroad. We attract extensive critical and public acclaim for the high quality of our performances on CD and in the concert hall, for our intelligent and imaginative programming, and for our ability to discover and nurture world-class young singers. Earlier this year we announced the launch of The Mozartists, through which we will broaden our exploration of the orchestral and non-operatic vocal works of Mozart and his contemporaries.

In 2012 we embarked on an unprecedented recording cycle of the complete Mozart operas (20 releases in total, released at the rate of one a year), and in 2015 we launched our ground-breaking MOZART 250, described by The Observer as “among the most audacious classical music scheduling ever”. MOZART 250 sets out to explore the music that was being written by Mozart and his contemporaries exactly 250 years previously, following the trajectory of his life, works and influences in chronological sequence. Spanning 27 years, from the 250th anniversary of his childhood visit to London to the 250th anniversary of his death, we aim to re-tread the steps of musical history, examining, contextualising and celebrating the life of arguably the greatest composer ever to have lived.

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Disc #1
01.
Il sogno di Scipione, K. 126: Overtura
05:23
02.
Il sogno di Scipione, K. 126: Recitativo: Vieni e siegui i miei passi
02:16
03.
Il sogno di Scipione, K. 126: No.1 - Aria: Risolver non osa
06:45
04.
Il sogno di Scipione, K. 126: Recitativo: Giusta è la tua richiesta
00:29
05.
Il sogno di Scipione, K. 126: No.2 - Aria: Lieve sono al par del vento
07:09
06.
Il sogno di Scipione, K. 126: Recitativo: Dunque ove son?
02:40
07.
Il sogno di Scipione, K. 126: No.3 - Aria: Ciglio che al sol si gira
08:03
08.
Il sogno di Scipione, K. 126: Recitativo: E quali abitatori...
00:28
09.
Il sogno di Scipione, K. 126: No.4 - Coro: Germe di cento eroi
02:39
10.
Il sogno di Scipione, K. 126: Recitativo: Numi! è vero, o m'inganno!
02:43
11.
Il sogno di Scipione, K. 126: No.5 - Aria: Se vuoi che te raccolgano
07:24
12.
Il sogno di Scipione, K. 126: Recitativo: Se qui vivon gli eroi
03:59
13.
Il sogno di Scipione, K. 126: No.6 - Aria: Voi colaggiù ridete
08:17

Disc #2
01.
Il sogno di Scipione, K. 126: Recitativo: Publio, padre, ah lasciate
01:49
02.
Il sogno di Scipione, K. 126: No.7 - Aria: Quercia annosa su l'erte pendici
03:17
03.
Il sogno di Scipione, K. 126: Recitativo: Giacchè al voler de' Fati
02:50
04.
Il sogno di Scipione, K. 126: No.8 - Aria: A chi serena io miro
06:53
05.
Il sogno di Scipione, K. 126: Recitativo: E a sì enorme possanza
02:16
06.
Il sogno di Scipione, K. 126: No. 9 - Aria: Biancheggia in mar lo scoglio
07:09
07.
Il sogno di Scipione, K. 126: Recitativo: Non più. Bella Constanza
00:40
08.
Il sogno di Scipione, K. 126: No.10 - Aria: Dì che sei l'arbitra
07:15
09.
Il sogno di Scipione, K. 126: Recitativo accompagnato: E v'è mortal che ardisca
03:33
10.
Il sogno di Scipione, K. 126: Recitativo: Non è Scipio, o signore
00:34
11.
Il sogno di Scipione, K. 126: No.11 - Aria: Ah perchè cercar degg'io
08:29
12.
Il sogno di Scipione, K. 126: No.12 - Coro: Cento volte con lieto sembiante
01:37
13.
Il sogno di Scipione, K. 126: Appendix - No.11 - Aria: Ah perchè cercar degg'io (original version)
03:31
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