Mozart Figaro

Kathleen Battle - Mozart Opera Arias (James Levine)  Music

Posted by Aregak at March 29, 2017
Kathleen Battle - Mozart Opera Arias (James Levine)

Kathleen Battle - Mozart Opera Arias (James Levine) [1997]
EAC Rip | FLAC, TRACKS+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 258 MB
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog Number: 439 949-2 | TT: 59’04

This disc of Mozart's opera arias manages to capture the perfection of Kathleen Battle's first disc of Mozart concert arias conducted under Previn. We are accorded the opportunity and privilege to hear Ms. Battle essay characters that she never did in the opera house, Constanze, Cherubino, and the Countess among them. In "Porgi amor," the CD's opening track, she negotiates the long passages of the Countess' aria with seeming ease. Hers is a smaller voice than we are used to hearing in the role but this is unimportant as her vocal acting is superb, bringing the heartache housed in the libretto fully to life…
By M. Bish
Elizabeth Watts, Scottish CO & Christian Baldini - Mozart: Opera Arias and Overtures (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Elizabeth Watts, Scottish CO & Christian Baldini - Mozart: Opera Arias and Overtures (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 62:13 minutes | 1.09 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra has established impeccable Mozartian credentials with its award-winning discography, to which Mozart: Opera Arias and Overtures is the latest addition.
Claude Bolling Sextet - Jazzgang Amadeus Mozart (1965) Reissue 2007

Claude Bolling Sextet - Jazzgang Amadeus Mozart (1965)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 189 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 100 Mb | Scans included
Jazz & Classical | Label: Philips | # 983 781-2 | Time: 00:29:08

The reissue of keyboardist Claude Bolling's recordings of the 1960s may prompt a positive reevaluation of his contributions. Bolling has been known, at least outside France, mostly for the flute-and-piano works he composed for Jean-Pierre Rampal; his recordings with Rampal hit a certain popular groove and stuck with the formula. They were undeniably appealing in a simple way, but they became fatally overexposed. Bolling's earlier recordings reveal more imagination in his treatment of the relationship between jazz and classical music. Take for example this 1965 album, recorded in Paris. It's one of the few successful jazz treatments of Mozart, who is notoriously resistant to jazz treatment. The difficulty comes as a result of Mozart's reliance on harmonic rhythm, or the speed of the rate of change of the harmonies in the music. This feature seems impossible to capture in jazz, which heavily relies on regular chord changes, but Bolling's solutions here, making use of a classic jazz sextet, are brilliantly imaginative.

VA - Mozart 225: Legendary Opera Performances (2017)  Music

Posted by ciklon5 at Feb. 26, 2017
VA - Mozart 225: Legendary Opera Performances (2017)

VA - Mozart 225: Legendary Opera Performances (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 02:47:21 | 401 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Decca

The Decca Record Company stretches back to the late 1920's, and built a reputation at the forefront of audio reproduction. Today, Decca is a label of great diversity, home to many of the world's most distinguished artists, and with appeal to both specialist and mainstream audiences. The Decca Music Group also incorporates the Philips label. These labels are the home of an array of the greatest musicians, which include Juan Diego Florez, Andrea Bocelli, Renee Fleming, Cecilia Bartoli and Luciano Pavarotti.

Anett Fritsch - Mozart: Arien (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Jan. 6, 2017
Anett Fritsch - Mozart: Arien (2017)

Anett Fritsch - Mozart: Arien
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 61:22 min | 141 MB
Label: Orfeo | Tracks: 13 | Rls.date: 2017

Enjoy this CD survey highlighting some of the greatest Mozart arias ever written for the soprano voice.
Mozart - Le nozze di Figaro (Arnold Ostman, Arleen Auger, Della Jones, Barbara Bonney)

Mozart - Le nozze di Figaro (Arnold Östman, Arleen Auger, Della Jones, Barbara Bonney) [1990]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 3cd, 688 MB
Classical | Label: Oiseau Lyre London / Decca | Catalog Number: 421 333-2 | TT: 186’28

In 1988 when this period-instrument Figaro was released, the style was still a novelty, and Ostman gained some notoreity for his rushed tempos as well as the scrawniness of his chamber orchestra, by far the smallest to play this great opera on CD. Yet when I read a glowing review by Andrew Porter in the New Yorker, I immediately bought the performance, shortly discovering that it was a true gem in the extensive Figaro catalog.
By Santa Fe Listener

Mozart - Le nozze di Figaro (Zubin Mehta) (2012/2003)  Music

Posted by Vilboa at Dec. 22, 2016
Mozart - Le nozze di Figaro (Zubin Mehta) (2012/2003)

Mozart - Le nozze di Figaro (Zubin Mehta) (2012/2003)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 6.56 Gb+5.42 Gb (2xDVD9) | 181 min
Classical | ArtHaus Music | Sub: English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Italiano

In his 2003 production for the Maggio Musicale in Florence, director Jonathan Miller invested the complex relationships between the characters with countless tiny erotic charges and even obvious sexual symbols. The artistic director of the renowned Maggio Musicale festival Zubin Mehta brings out not only the tension and drive of the music but also its harmonic richness. The singers all belong to the international opera scene and not only provide excellent vocal quality but also strong acting skills, which help to tell the gripping story with its many disguises, mix-ups and discoveries: Russian soprano Eteri Gvazava internationally recognised since her sensational Traviata à Paris filming partnering José Cura is wonderful to watch and to hear in the role of the sad but contriving Countess Almaviva. Patrizia Ciofi, the Italian belcanto star is Susanna with all her intriguing acting skills and her pointed vocal intensity. Lucio Gallo who plays the evil character in this plot is one of the foremost Italian baritones. The title role is sung by Giorgio Surian, a bass-baritone who started off on the Italian opera scene, but has since made a steady career on international opera stages.

Cecilia Bartoli/Vienna Chamber Orchestra - Mozart Portraits (1994)  Music

Posted by TestTickles at Dec. 16, 2016
Cecilia Bartoli/Vienna Chamber Orchestra - Mozart Portraits (1994)

Cecilia Bartoli/Vienna Chamber Orchestra - Mozart Portraits (1994)
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 267 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 141 mb
Genre: classical, opera

Mozart Portraits is a 1994 CD by Cecilia Bartoli, who is lead by the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, who perform five compositions by Mozart. This was released on the London label.

Mozart - Le nozze di Figaro (Paolo Olmi) (2003/1994)  Music

Posted by Vilboa at Nov. 18, 2016
Mozart - Le nozze di Figaro (Paolo Olmi) (2003/1994)

Mozart - Le nozze di Figaro (Paolo Olmi) (2003/1994)
PAL 4:3 (720x576) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 7.48 Gb (DVD9) | 190 min
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub: Italiano, English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol

The Marriage of Figaro, as this elegant 1994 production brilliantly reminds us, was a French bedroom comedy before it became a Mozart opera. It is a classic of French literature, and it is still enjoyable as a spoken play after more than two centuries of existence. Its literary quality gives this production a special flavor. The music–some of Mozart's finest–is beautifully presented by a carefully chosen international cast (including Giovanni Furlanetto, Elzbieta Szymtka, Janice Watson, and Ludovic Tezier), but what sets this production apart is its theatrical flavor, cultivated by a director who is an expert on classic French theater. The standards of spoken theater are upheld in timing, body language, the inflection of punch lines. These qualities are more important here than in most operas; style is both crucial and elusive. Fortunately, the Opera de Lyon, one of most imaginative companies in Europe, shows an impressive sense of style. (Joe McLellan)
Solti Conducts The Mozart Operas: Le nozze di Figaro (2012/1981)

Solti Conducts The Mozart Operas: Le nozze di Figaro
Classical | DECCA 478 3703 | 2012 | TT: 168.06 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 658 Mb

Unlike the late arrival of Mozart's Turkish opera, "Figaro" was much more of a constant in Solti's long career. Apart from being his debut opera, and a work he conducted at Covent Garden in a new staging in 1963-64, he also led editions in Chicago (1957), and with the Paris Opera in the highly visible Giorgio Strehler production that opened Intendant Rolf Liebermann's bold-new-start regime in March 1973; it was initially presented at the Palace of Versailles and in 1976 toured to the US. Frederica von Stade, the most admired Cherubino of the day, who had sung the role for Solti at Versailles, also appears on his subsequent recording. Made in 1981 with an exceptional cast, it won a Grammy award, perhaps unsurprisingly given that its other major assets include Kiri Te Kanawa's creamy-voiced Countess, Lucia Popp's sprightly Susanna, Thomas Allen's authoritative Count and Samuel Ramey's weighty Figaro. Smaller roles - Jane Berbié's Marcellina, Robert Tear's Basilio and Philip Langridge's Curzio among them - are also handled with tremendous care.