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MOZART, W.A.: Idomeneo (Streit, Gulin, Tamar, San Carlo Theatre Chorus and Orchestra, Guidarini)

Composer(s):Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
Period(s) Classical (1750-1830)
Genre Classical Music
Category Opera
Catalogue 8.660250-52
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
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The notable musicologist Alfred Einstein commented that Idomeneo is ‘one of those works that even a genius of highest rank, like Mozart, could write only once in his life’. Every page of the score deserves appreciation. Of the many exceptional arias and ensembles, especially notable is the third act quartet ‘Andrò ramingo e solo’, one of the most moving concerted numbers in any Mozart opera. This recording is based on the original 1781 Munich version, without the extended ballet but including some music cut by Mozart before the première.


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Review By Stephen Eddins,,September 2010

Idomeneo, which Mozart wrote when he was 25, is not as well known as the Da Ponte operas and Die Zauberflöte, but it undeniably deserves a place in the pantheon of his greatest operas. The Da Ponte operas are unrivalled in their humanity and the musical astuteness and economy of their setting, but Idomeneo stands out for the prodigality of its inspired inventiveness, and it includes some of the loveliest and most glorious music Mozart ever wrote...Some of the performances are stellar...the Orchestra of the San Carlo Theatre, Naples, plays the notes well enough, and observes Mozart’s expressive markings...Marco Guidarini keeps things moving with good momentum...Soprano Ángeles Blancas Gulín stands out as Ilia; her voice is



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