Barbara Hendricks - Mozart: Airs De Concert A d'Operas (1984)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 54:16 | 265 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: EMI Classics | Catalog: 47122
Two arias include obbtigato instruments. The violin version of the better known setting of the same text with piano obbligato k505. It is the soprano version of the long aria sung by an mezzo or tenor Idamante in Idomeneo. While not quite as phenomenally beautiful as k505, it is both lively and demanding, requiring virtuoso contributions from conductor, orchestra, violinist and soprano. For k505, best that I have heard is Ameling/Dalton Baldwin/Edo de Waart (see my review). Hendricks/Tate/Jose Luis Garcia and the ECO are equally good in the violin setting.