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Mozart - Overtures

Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer Kölner Akademie
Michael Alexander Willens, conductor
Period Classical
Catalogue Number BIS-2062 SACD
EAN 7318599920627
Format SACD Hybrid

This hybrid disc plays on both CD and SACD players
SACD Surround - SACD Stereo - CD Stereo

Release date Jan 2024
Total time 62'26

Mozart’s masterful preludes on period instruments
Upcoming release - available starting 19th January 2024
From the mid-seventeenth century onwards, the overture became an orchestral piece intended to precede a large-scale dramatic work. This recording brings together twelve overtures from Mozart’s operas. They foreshadow the action, sometimes stylistically, sometimes by quoting themes that will appear later, to create a dramatic impression before we even see anything on stage – think of the memorable overtures to Don Giovanni and Die Zauberflöte. &&&

The twelve overtures brought together here cover 21 years of Mozart’s career: from Mithridate, composed when he was just 14, which testifies to the young composer’s familiarity with the galant style then in vogue, to La Clemenza di Tito (1791), the high point of his work in the opera seria genre that was to disappear with him, not forgetting masterpieces such as Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Le nozze di Figaro and Così fan tutte.

The Kölner Akademie, playing on period instruments, and its conductor Michael Alexander Willens demonstrate Mozart’s unrivalled ability to capture the audience’s attention with these brilliant overtures, some of which are among his most famous works, both on stage and in concert.
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01 Ascanio in Alba, KV 111 3'19
02 Idomeneo, re di Creta, KV 366 4'46
03 Le nozze di Figaro, KV 492 4'31
04 Die Entführung aus dem Serail, KV 384 5'33
05 Così fan tutte, KV 588 4'25
06 Der Schauspieldirektor, KV 486 4'26
07 Mitridate, re di Ponto, KV 87 5'20
08 La finta giardiniera, KV 196 4'38
09 Don Giovanni, KV 527 6'04
10 Lucio Silla, KV 135 7'19
11 La Clemenza de Tito, KV 621 4'39
12 Die Zauberflöte, KV 620 7'21
  Album total 62'26
ComposerMozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
OrchestraKölner Akademie, Die
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