MOZART Idomeneo Gardiner

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Idomeneo
Rolfe Johnson · von Otter
McNair · Martinpelto · Robson
Winslade · Hauptmann
The Monteverdi Choir
The English Baroque Soloists
John Eliot Gardiner
Int. Release 02 Apr. 1991
3 CDs / Download
0289 431 6742 0 3 CDs DDD AH3
ARCHIV Produktion


Track List

CD 1: Mozart: Idomeneo

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
Idomeneo, re di Creta, K.366

English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Act 1

Sylvia McNair, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Anne Sofie von Otter, Sylvia McNair, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Angela Kazimierczuk, Jonathan Peter Kenny, Philip Salmon, Stephen Charlesworth, Hillevi Martinpelto, Anne Sofie von Otter, Nigel Robson, Sylvia McNair, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner, The Monteverdi Choir

Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Anne Sofie von Otter, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Anne Sofie von Otter, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner, The Monteverdi Choir

Act 2

Nigel Robson, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Nigel Robson, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Sylvia McNair, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Sylvia McNair, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Anthony Rolfe Johnson, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Total Playing Time 1:17:54

CD 2: Mozart: Idomeneo

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
Idomeneo, re di Creta, K.366

Act 2

Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Hillevi Martinpelto, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Hillevi Martinpelto, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Hillevi Martinpelto, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Anne Sofie von Otter, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner, The Monteverdi Choir

Act 3

(G. Varesco)

Act 3

Sylvia McNair, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Act 3

Anne Sofie von Otter, Sylvia McNair, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Hillevi Martinpelto, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Nigel Robson, Sylvia McNair, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Hillevi Martinpelto, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Nigel Robson, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Glenn Winslade, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Glenn Winslade, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner, The Monteverdi Choir

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0:00
1:24

English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Anthony Rolfe Johnson, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner, The Monteverdi Choir

Appendix - Act 2, scena 3 (fine) - scena 4

Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Hillevi Martinpelto, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Total Playing Time 1:09:39

CD 3: Mozart: Idomeneo

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
Idomeneo, re di Creta, K.366

Act 3

Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Nigel Robson, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner, The Monteverdi Choir

Anne Sofie von Otter, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Anne Sofie von Otter, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Anne Sofie von Otter, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Sylvia McNair, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Anne Sofie von Otter, Glenn Winslade, Hillevi Martinpelto, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Cornelius Hauptmann, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Anne Sofie von Otter, Sylvia McNair, Nigel Robson, Hillevi Martinpelto, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Anthony Rolfe Johnson, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner, The Monteverdi Choir

Ballet Music from "Idomeneo", K.367

English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Idomeneo, re di Creta, K.366

Appendix - Act 3, scena 10

Sylvia McNair, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Anne Sofie von Otter, Glenn Winslade, Hillevi Martinpelto, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Cornelius Hauptmann, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Anne Sofie von Otter, Sylvia McNair, Nigel Robson, Hillevi Martinpelto, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

Total Playing Time 1:00:54

Magnificently cast with Rolfe Johnson and anguished Idomeneo and von Otter a profoundly moving Idamante, this is one of Gardiner's finest recordings.

. . . Mozart . . . created a breakthrough work. Loosening the strict formal conventions of opera seria, he reaches deep into the emotions of his mythical characters. Period instruments and wholehearted choral singing add biter to John Eliot Gardiner's intense, characterful recording.

Here's a performance that blends this conductor's love of scholarship with an unerring sense of theatre . . . And for once this Trojan Princess is a flesh and blood woman and not a tinkling soubrette . . . Hillevi Martinpelto is Elettra, the bad girl of the piece, and wonderfully bad too here with cascading coloratura on her final demented aria. The English Baroque Soloists are magnificent . . . John Eliot Gardiner's is the vision that drives this magnificent recording.

An engulfing theatrical experience, with a superlative chorus and orchestra and a fine cast . . . ideally poised between the lyrical and the heroic . . . [Gardiner's] trademark mix of scrupulous scholarship and theatrical excitement shines through every bar. While the hieratic scenes of Act 3 have all the gravitas you could wish for, Gardiner makes the opera a profoundly human drama . . . thrilling . . .As the stricken king, Anthony Rolfe Johnson rails magnificently in "Fuor del mar", and distils a chastened serenity in his valedictory "Torna la pace". Anne Sofie von Otter, in glowing voice, gives Idamante's Act 1 arias an unusually introspective cast; Silvia McNair is the most limpid [Ilias] . . . Hillevi Martinpelto catches the pathos within Elettra's vengeful fury, and finds a lyrical grace for her momentary dream of bliss.