It Was a Lover and his Lass. Thyrsis and Milla. What of My Mistress Now. Fortunately, most of it is currently online for free listening. Well, here we go: The Mozart Experience! Even Beethoven and Brahms have taken a back set to him in recent decades. But is all his music that great? No, it is not. All of the string quintets are excellent. Most, but not all, of the operas are likewise excellent. An Chloe. Die betrogene Welt.
Dans un bois solitaire. Eine kleine Gigue in G, K. Fantasy in d min. Das Lied der Trennung. Lied zur Gesellenreise. Rondo in F for Keyboard, K. Sei du mein Trost. Das Traumbild. Das Veilchen. Die Verschweigung. Se in ciel, K. Bella mia fiamma, K. Idomeneo: Se il padre perdei ; Zeffiretti lusinghieri. Her recordings still hold up not only because of her wonderful voice, but also because she was a first-rate musician.
An electrifying performance and surprisingly good sound. Allegro ; 2. Larghetto ; 3. Menuetto — Trio ; 4. None of the imitators, not even Stoltzman or Schifrin, come close. Heddle Nash is surprisingly lively, as is his sidekick Domgraf-Fassbaender. Is that enough for you? So there went that one. There are a few problems with this Jacobs recording in terms of tempo. Stanley Sadie of Gramophone complained that the fast passages are sped up while the slow ones are even slower, but this is not an entirely accurate description of the performance.
The difference is that they sound slower because the surrounding material is so sprightly. In a couple of places, however, Jacobs does conduct more slowly than anyone else. But why did Jacobs make such great distinctions in tempo? Partly, as I say, to emphasize the drama and the meaning of the words over what Mozart actually wrote. But the other reason, I think, is because he is German-trained albeit via Belgium , and no matter how much some German-oriented conductors want to be at the forefront of the modern trends towards quicker tempos in Baroque and Classical works, there is always that Teutonic streak of sentimentality.
And neither Kleiber nor Krips ever injected as much life into Mozart as Jacobs does here. This is a performance that practically leaps out of the speakers with life and vivacity; as one reviewer stated, it almost seems to be taking place in real time and not a spliced-together studio tape. The real question one needs to ask oneself, then, is whether or not the opera is as misogynist as it has been accused of being over the centuries. Milenski updated the opera to the early Hippie movement of the s, with Fiordiligi and Dorabella as typical white suburban housewives trained to follow their men blindly and not think for themselves—but they wake up a through the course of the opera.
Seen in this context, it dawned on me that da Ponte and Mozart were mocking well-off, higher class women, i. After all, Despina is in on the joke and not only a willing accomplice but also smarter and hipper than the other two women; and truth to tell, neither Fernando nor Guglielmo are watt light bulbs. It sounds well-crafted to me, but not on the same level as the generally sizzling Act I until you get further into it.
A work like Cosi needs a cast that is committed to fleshing out the characters as well as possessing attractive, well-trained voices. Here, everyone lives up to expectations, which as I mentioned is not the same in most other recordings.
In addition, Jacobs capriciously decided to use trumpets instead of French horns in the accompaniment. Yet it is the involvement of the orchestra in every note and phrase of his performance that helps tip the balance in its favor. Jacobs guides his orchestral forces through the music like a top-notch jazz orchestra conductor; every note and rhythm in the score supports the voices in a way that resembles a jazz band behind a great soloist.
There is, simply, not another performance like it and certainly none I have heard that is finer. Mark's in Venice as a boy soprano in After his voice changed, he remained in the cappella as a tenor. During Cavalli's first 25 years at St. Mark's, he sang under the direction of Claudio Monteverdi , with whom he cultivated a relationship, and with he may have studied formally.
His earliest known publication is a motet printed in Leonard Simonetti's Ghirlanda sacra, an anthology of motets by 26 composers. Cavalli supplemented his income from St. Mark's by taking other positions in Venice, including that of organist at the church of Sts. Giovanni e Paolo. He also sang and played at numerous church festivals. His marriage January 7, to Maria Sozomeno brought the composer a substantial dowry and some measure of financial independence.
Cavalli was appointed second organist at St. Marks in ; at approximately the same time, he invested in the Teatro San Cassiano the first public opera house in Venice [built in ] , and began writing operas for that theater. This proved to be a sound financial venture for Cavalli, since he earned far more money writing for the theater than he did from his position at St.
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