Notes & Reviews:
Stories of Mozart's musical precocity, especially centered on pianistic work, are well-known and form an integral part of our mythology around the composer. This release aims to bring wider attention to the charming opera buffa La finta semplice, composed by Mozart at age 12. Full of light and elegant arias, skillful ensembles, and amusing characterizations, this recording casts the spotlight on a the delightful mind of a developing young composer.
MusicWeb International, May 2013
Helen Donath is her usual bright-toned and fluent self and she has a fine trill; Teresa Berganza is lovely too, nuanced as always and still in creamy voice. Light and springy, even more delectable is Jutta-Renate Ihloff in the soubrette role, Ninetta.
Recording information: Mozarteum Salzburg (01/16/1983-01/20/1983).
ReviewsThere are currently no reviews, be the first one!
Patriotic Pride / US Army Band, US Navy Band, et al
Heinrich Schutz: Zwoelf geistliche Gesange / Rademann
Wagner: Ride of the Valkyries / Daniel Barenboim - Orchestre de Paris
This is the Day: Music on Royal Occasions by Cambridge Singers - Rutter
Handel: Theodora / Lorraine Hunt; David Daniels, Dawn Upshaw, Richard Croft / Glyndebourne 1996
Pierre-Laurent Aimard: The Warner Recordings - works by Debussy, Ravel, Boulez, Berg, Ives, Ligeti et al.
Nielsen: Complete Symphonies / Theodore Kuchar
The Rimsky-Korsakov Edition [25 CDs]
Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem / Schwarzkopf, Fischer-Dieskau
Works DetailsMozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : La finta semplice, K 51 (46a)
- Conductor: Leopold Hager
- Ensemble: Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg
- Notes: Mozarteum Salzburg (01/16/1983-01/20/1983)
- Running Time: 103 min. 35 sec.
- Period Time: Classical
- Form: Opera/Operetta
- Written: 1768