The Mozartists

Mozart in London

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Format: CD
Label: Signum Classics
UPC: 0635212053423
Catnr: SIGCD 534
Release date: 01 June 2018
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Signum Classics
UPC
0635212053423
Catalogue number
SIGCD 534
Release date
01 June 2018
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About the album

The Mozartists present an unprecedented survey of Mozart’s childhood stay in London from 1764-65. The wide-ranging programme includes Mozart’s remarkable first symphony (composed when he was eight years old), along with his two other London symphonies and his first concert aria. The repertoire also explores music that was being performed in London during Mozart’s stay, including works by J. C. Bach, Thomas Arne, Abel, Pescetti, Perez, George Rush and William Bates, many of which have not previously been recorded.

The album features an outstanding line-up of soloists comprising sopranos Ana Maria Labin, Anna Devin, Rebecca Bottone, Martene Grimson and Eleanor Dennis, mezzo-soprano Helen Sherman, tenors Ben Johnson and Robert Murray and harpsichordist Steven Devine. The album was recorded live during a weekend of performances at London’s Milton Court in February 2015 as part of the opening season of MOZART 250, and includes over a dozen world premiere recordings.

The Mozartists presenteren een weergaloos overzicht van Mozart’s jeugdverblijf in Londen van 1764 tot 1765. Het brede programma omvat Mozarts opmerkelijke eerste symfonie (gecomponeerd toen hij acht jaar oud was), samen met zijn twee andere Londense symfonieën en zijn eerste concertaria. Het repertoire verkent ook muziek die tijdens Mozarts verblijf in Londen werd uitgevoerd, waaronder werken van J. C. Bach, Thomas Arne, Abel, Pescetti, Perez, George Rush en William Bates. Veel van deze werken zijn nog niet eerder opgenomen.

Aan het album werkt een uitstekende cast van solisten mee, bestaande uit de sopranen Ana Maria Labin, Anna Devin, Rebecca Bottone, Martene Grimson en Eleanor Dennis, mezzosopraan Helen Sherman, tenoren Ben Johnson en Robert Murray en klavecinist Steven Devine. Het album werd live opgenomen tijdens een weekend met optredens op Milton Court in Londen in 2015 als onderdeel van het openingsseizoen van MOZART 250, en bevat meer dan een dozijn wereldpremières.

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The Mozartists was launched in 2017 as an extension of Ian Page’s internationally renowned period ensemble Classical Opera. While Classical Opera continues to perform and record complete operas,
The Mozartists will present the company’s other concert work, enabling it to broaden its exploration of the works of Mozart and his contemporaries. ‘Perfido!’ is The Mozartists’ first recording.

Classical Opera and Ian Page are among the world’s leading exponents of the works of Mozart and his contemporaries, and they are particularly renowned for their vibrant, fresh and stylish performances, for their ability to discover and nurture outstanding young artists, and for their imaginative and illuminating programming. They have performed most of Mozart’s stage works, as well as operas by J. C. Bach, Gluck, Haydn, Arne, Telemann and Jommelli, and in 2012 they embarked on a major new recording cycle of the complete Mozart operas. The company’s discography also includes ‘The A-Z of Mozart Opera’ (Sony Classics, 2007, re-launched on Signum Classics in 2014), ‘Blessed Spirit – a Gluck retrospective’ (Wigmore Hall Live, 2010), Thomas Arne’s Artaxerxes (Linn Records, 2011), and ‘Where’er You Walk’, a programme of arias composed for the celebrated English tenor John Beard, featuring tenor Allan Clayton (Signum Classics, 2016). The company has presented staged operas at Sadler’s Wells, The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Buxton Opera House and the Schwetzingen Rokokotheater, and regular concerts at Wigmore Hall, the Barbican, Cadogan Hall and Kings Place. In 2016 they were invited to present the opening three concerts of the prestigious Haydn Festival in Eisenstadt.

In 2015 Classical Opera launched MOZART 250, a ground-breaking 27-year project following the chronological trajectory of Mozart’s life, works and influences, and this major initiative, aligned to an ever increasing expansion and commitment to concert work, has led to the creation of The Mozartists.

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Disc #1
01.
Symphony No. 1 in E-Flat Major, K. 16: I. Molto allegro
05:39
02.
Symphony No. 1 in E-Flat Major, K. 16: II. Andante
04:57
03.
Symphony No. 1 in E-Flat Major, K. 16: III. Presto
01:33
04.
Judith: Act II: ?Sleep, gentle Cherub! Sleep descend?
03:01
05.
Judith: Act I: ?O torment great, too great to bear?
03:46
06.
Artaxerxes: Act I, Scene 2:
04:47
07.
Artaxerxes: Act I, Scene 13: ?O too lovely, too unkind?
04:35
08.
Harpsichord Concerto in D Major, Op. 1 No. 6: I. Allegro assai
04:44
09.
Harpsichord Concerto in D Major, Op. 1 No. 6: II. Andante
03:31
10.
Harpsichord Concerto in D Major, Op. 1 No. 6: III. Allegro moderato
02:54
11.
Ezio: Non so d'onde viene
08:26
12.
Berenice: Confusa, smarrita
05:56
13.
The Guardian Outwitted: O Dolly
02:35
14.
The Maid of the Mill: Act III, Scene 1:
01:02
15.
The Maid of the Mill: Act II, Scene 8:
01:54
16.
Symphony No. 4 in D Major, K. 19: I. Allegro
02:18
17.
Symphony No. 4 in D Major, K. 19: II. Andante
03:55
18.
Symphony No. 4 in D Major, K. 19: III. Presto
02:49
19.
Ezio: Caro mio bene, addio
09:02

Disc #2
01.
Symphony in F Major, K. 19a: I. Allegro assai
04:59
02.
Symphony in F Major, K. 19a: II. Andante
04:58
03.
Symphony in F Major, K. 19a: III. Presto
01:29
04.
Adriano in Siria: Act II:
02:09
05.
Adriano in Siria: Act II:
06:22
06.
Adriano in Siria: Act II:
08:50
07.
The Capricious Lovers: Overture: I. Allegro
02:16
08.
The Capricious Lovers: Overture II: Allegretto
00:56
09.
The Capricious Lovers: Overture: III. Allegro
02:06
10.
The Capricious Lovers: Act I, Scene 8:
02:37
11.
Pharnaces
02:41
12.
Va, dal furor portata, K. 21
06:14
13.
Solimano: Se non ti moro a lato
09:28
14.
Symphony in E-Flat Major, Op. 7 No. 6: I. Allegro
03:39
15.
Symphony in E-Flat Major, Op. 7 No. 6: II. Andante
05:28
16.
Symphony in E-Flat Major, Op. 7 No. 6: III. Presto
02:54
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