Notes & Reviews:
Mojca Erdmann's Deutsche Grammophon recording debut combines a variety of Mozart's best beloved arias and works by his contemporaries such as J.C. Bach, Holzbauer, and Paisiello. The album also features Andrea Marcon and the outstanding period instrumentalists of La Cetra Baroque Orchestra, Basle. Plans in 2011 include her debut at New York's Metropolitan Opera as Zerlina in a new Don Giovanni.
"Agile, clean, bright: Mojca Erdmann's soprano voice was made for Mozart...it's easy to enjoy her natural ease and golden glow, backed by high-class playing from Andrea Marcon and the Basel period orchestra, La Cetra. The booklet has plenty of starstruck pictures." -The Times
"The two arias from Zaide show off Erdmann's strengths: the outer sections of 'Tiger!' are full of fire, and 'Ruhe sanft' is delicate without being merely pretty...Erdmann's spirited, impeccably tuned soprano is a delight to hear, and this unhackneyed recital is richly enjoyable." -Gramophone Magazine
"Erdmann clearly has a lot going for her in terms of sheer musicianship. A notably well-schooled artist, she shapes phrases (in 'Ruhe sanft', to name one example) with a precision that is almost clinical...Marcon and La Cetra, his brilliant period-instrument orchestra, support the soprano with considerable sensitivity." -International Record Review
"Erdmann is certainly an interpreter of major gifts, most obvious in the more regular Mozart assignments, which all possess dramatic individuality as well as musical and vocal distinction...But contributing just as much to the disc's success is the orchestral playing under Andrea Marcon. The Basel-based period-instrument ensemble maximises the characterful elements of the writing throughout." -BBC Music Magazine