October 30, 2013

Recalling Cecilia in Le Nozze di Figaro

The stage photos of Cecilia Bartoli in Le Nozze di Figaro (Paris, Opéra Bastille, December 1990) have been scanned and they appeared recently in the catalogue of the Bibliothèque nationale de France. It consists in a set of 89 photos. Cecilia was 24 and she was singing the part of Cherubino.

October 15, 2013

Program change for the "Mozart and the Viennese Classic" concerts ?

On the site of the Concertgebouw and Salle Pleyel, they have a program for the upcoming concerts now.

Mozart - Exsultate, jubilate in F, KV 165
J. Haydn - Allegro assai (uit 'Symfonie nr. 52')
Mozart - Non più, tutto ascoltai ... Non temer, amato bene, KV 490
Myslivecek - Ouverture (uit 'Il Medonte')
Myslivecek - Aria 'Se mai senti' (uit 'La clemenza di Tito')
J. Haydn - Aria 'Al tuo seno fortunato' (uit 'L'anima del filosofo, ossia Orfeo ed Euridice', Hob. XXVIII: 13)
J. Haydn - Rondo all'ungherese (uit 'Pianoconcert', Hob. XIV:13)
Mozart - Aria 'Deh, per questo istante solo' (uit 'La Clemenzo di Tito', KV 621)
Vanhal - Finale. Allegro (uit 'Symfonie in g', Bryan g1, op. 17 nr. 2)
Mozart - Aria 'Parto, parto' (uit 'La Clemenzo di Tito', KV 621)
Kraus - Ouverture (uit 'Olympie'), VB 29
J. Haydn - Berenice, che fai?, Hob. XXIVa: 10 

In an older post, the Kammerorchester Basel site  had announced a slightly different aria program and on a violinists personal blog, it also had been confirmed even as a planned recording.
Initially, Mozart was represented by two of my favorite arias I was looking forward to hear again live:

"Bella mia fiamma.....Resta, o cara", KV 528 (1787)
"Ah, lo previdi!...Ah, t`invola......Deh, non Vacar", KV 272

So now, Beethoven also has disappeared and Gluck doesn't appear either contrary to the still active announcement on the other venues sites.

I wonder, if the publication of the supposedly initial plan of that program had changed it in the end.


October 12, 2013

The Steffani Project

Sounds like a new CD?
Well, according to this , it's going to be released on November 4th.

But hold your breath. It might be interesting as a nice Christmas present or for those not having bought the second and third Steffani CD from Decca conducted by Diego Fasolis yet.

It will contain the Deluxe Version of Mission  with  the hardcover book, the Stabat Mater and the Dances and Ouvertures as released before.

October 11, 2013

The Cleopatra Virtuosa CD petiton

As it sometimes happens, a post develops sidetracks, that get lost for some readers of this forum, as they only read the headline and maybe a couple of replies to some post but don't have the time or the interest in more.
So did this post .
As a result of it, an author created a CD petition site on Facebook .

I was asked by some authors, to add a new post and bring the subject to a bigger audience.
Which I do by this new post.
People, who added replies to it in the former post should feel free, to add them here again as I can't simply move comments to a new post, though I'm the administrator. This is a bug in Blogs, that should be resolved some day.

Have fun discussing. I very much liked the active and lively action going on around the famous exclusive "Cleopatra virtuosa" concert in Salzburg  2012.