The Mozartists

Apollo et Hyacinthus

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Label: Signum Classics
UPC: 0635212057728
Catnr: SIGCD 577
Release date: 04 October 2019
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Signum Classics
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SIGCD 577
Release date
04 October 2019

"Mozart's "Apollo et Hyacinthus" by The Mozartists o.l.v. Ian Page, on the Signum Classics label. Magnificent!"

Stretto, 26-9-2019
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About the album

Following its successful full length opera, Artaxerxes, Classical Opera return with the first in an epic series of Mozart operas Apollo et Hyacinthus. Named in The Guardian as one of ‘The Best Classical albums of 2012’.

Classical Opera has mounted two staged productions of Mozart’s Apollo et Hyacinthus (1998 and 2006), with both receiving wide critical acclaim; The Independent stated, “Classical Opera’s polished debut in Apollo et Hyacinthus proved a pearl beyond price. Here was a work of staggering beauty riddled with sweet noises like Caliban’s enchanted isle.”

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Classical Opera and The Mozartists specialise in the historically-informed performance of music by Mozart and his contemporaries. Originally founded in 1997 by conductor Ian Page, Classical Opera has earned a reputation for its imaginative programming, its outstanding period-instrument orchestra, and its ability to discover and nurture exceptional young singers. In 2017 it expanded to include The Mozartists, under which name it now presents its ever-expanding concert work alongside its continuing opera work.

The company performs regularly at the UK’s leading venues, including Wigmore Hall, the Barbican, Southbank Centre and Birmingham Town Hall, and has toured to Italy, Germany, Austria and France. Renowned for its fresh and insightful interpretations of well-known masterpieces as well as for its ability to bring rare works to light, it has mounted staged productions of many of Mozart’s operas (including the world première of the ‘original’ version of Mitridate, re di Ponto), given the UK premières of Gluck’s La clemenza di Tito, Telemann’s Orpheus, Jommelli’s Il Vologeso and Haydn’s Applausus cantata and, in 2009, presented The Royal Opera’s production of Thomas Arne’s Artaxerxes.

In 2015 the company launched MOZART 250, a ground-breaking 27-year project exploring the chronological trajectory of Mozart’s life, works and influences. Described by The Observer as “among the most audacious classical music scheduling ever”, this flagship project will present 250thanniversary performances of most of Mozart’s important works, placing them in context alongside other significant works being composed by Mozart’s contemporaries. Page and his ensemble have also received widespread critical acclaim for their studio recordings, and in 2012 embarked on an ongoing recording cycle of the complete Mozart operas. Titles in this series to date have been universally praised, with several being hailed as benchmark performances, and the company’s most recent solo recital discs – ‘Where’er You Walk’ with tenor Allan Clayton (2016) and ‘Perfido!’ with soprano Sophie Bevan (2017) – were both shortlisted for the International Opera Awards.

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Mozart's "Apollo et Hyacinthus" by The Mozartists o.l.v. Ian Page, on the Signum Classics label. Magnificent!
Stretto, 26-9-2019

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01.
Apollo et Hyacinthus, K. 38: No 1: Intrada
02:41
02.
Apollo et Hyacinthus, K. 38: No 2. Recitativo: Amice! iam parata sunt omnia (Hyacinthus/Zephyrus/Oebalus/Melia)
02:53
03.
Apollo et Hyacinthus, K. 38: No 3. Chorus: Numen o Latonium (Chorus/Oebalus)
04:26
04.
Apollo et Hyacinthus, K. 38: No 4. Recitativo: Heu me! periimus! (Melia/Oebalus/Hyacinthus/Zephyrus)
01:24
05.
Apollo et Hyacinthus, K. 38: No 5. Aria: Saepe terrent Numina (Hyacinthus)
07:48
06.
Apollo et Hyacinthus, K. 38: No 6. Recitativo: Ah Nate! vera loqueris (Oebalus/Apollo/Hyacinthus/Melia/Zephyrus)
03:04
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Apollo et Hyacinthus, K. 38: No 7. Aria: Iam pastor Apollo (Apollo)
03:46
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Apollo et Hyacinthus, K. 38: No 8. Recitativo: Amare numquid Filia (Oebalus/Melia)
01:49
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Apollo et Hyacinthus, K. 38: No 9. Aria: Laetari, iocari (Melia)
06:39
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Apollo et Hyacinthus, K. 38: No 10. Recitativo: Rex! de salute Filii (Zephyrus/Oebalus/Melia)
05:22
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Apollo et Hyacinthus, K. 38: No 11. Aria: En! duos conspicis (Zephyrus)
03:08
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Apollo et Hyacinthus, K. 38: No 12. Recitativo: Heu! Numen! ecce! (Zephyrus/Melia/Apollo)
02:05
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Apollo et Hyacinthus, K. 38: No 13. Duetto: Discede crudelis! (Melia/Apollo)
06:22
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Apollo et Hyacinthus, K. 38: No 14. Recitativo accompagnato: Non est – Quis ergo Nate! (Hyacinthus/Oebalus)
02:35
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Apollo et Hyacinthus, K. 38: No 15. Aria: Ut navis in aequore luxuriante (Oebalus)
06:16
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Apollo et Hyacinthus, K. 38: No 16. Recitativo: Quocumque me converto (Melia, Oebalus)
02:56
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Apollo et Hyacinthus, K. 38: No 17. Duetto: Natus cadit, atque Deus (Oebalus/Melia)
05:42
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Apollo et Hyacinthus, K. 38: No 18. Recitativo: Rex! me redire cogit (Apollo/Oebalus/Melia)
04:49
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Apollo et Hyacinthus, K. 38: No 19. Terzetto: Tandem post turbida fulmina (Apollo/Melia/Oebalus)
02:45
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