MAGDALENA KOZENA Le belle immagini

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MAGDALENA KOZENA
Le belle immagini

Arien · Arias

Gluck · Mozart · Myslivecek
+ Digital Bonus - Songs by
Dvorák and Janácek
Prague Philharmonia
Michel Swierczewski
Int. Release 15 Jun. 2012
1 CD / Download
0289 479 0365 9 CD DDD GFC
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Track List

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
La clemenza di Tito, K.621

Act 1

Magdalena Kozená, Jindrich Pavlis, Prague Philharmonia, Michel Swierczewski

Christoph Willibald von Gluck (1714 - 1787)
Paride ed Elena

Act 2

Josef Myslivecek (1737 - 1781)
Abramo ed Isacco Oratorio (Isacco figura del Redentore)

Act 2

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
Le nozze di Figaro, K.492

Act 2

Josef Myslivecek (1737 - 1781)
Antigona

Act 2

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

Act 1

Magdalena Kozená, Prague Philharmonia, Michel Swierczewski

Christoph Willibald von Gluck (1714 - 1787)
Paride ed Elena

Act 1

Magdalena Kozená, Vladislav Borovka, Prague Philharmonia, Michel Swierczewski

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
Lucio Silla, K.135

Act 1

La finta giardiniera, K.196

Act 3

Josef Myslivecek (1737 - 1781)
L'Olimpiade

Act 2

Christoph Willibald von Gluck (1714 - 1787)
La Clemenza di Tito (Wq. 16)

Act 2

Josef Myslivecek (1737 - 1781)
L'Olimpiade

Act 2

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
La clemenza di Tito, K.621

Act 2

Magdalena Kozená, Prague Philharmonia, Michel Swierczewski

Total Playing Time 1:08:15

An impressive CD . . . finds Magdalena Kozená giving first-rate performances of 13 arias. Whether her voice is a mezzo or a soprano, in 2001 it was in glorious condition. Seseo's arias from Mozart's "La clemenza di Tito" open and close the programme. Kozená ripples over the scales, long and short. "Ripples" is inappropriate für an aria from Myslivecek's "Antigona", a bravura display of wide intervals and fiendish coloratura, through which she darts, dashes and dazzles with stunning vocalism, with no aspirates. She does introduce a touch of breathiness to show anguish and despair . . . Idamante's "Il padre adorato" (Mozart's "Idomeneo") exemplifies Kozená's clean attack, but everything earns admiration, including the Prague Philharmonia's playing under Michel Swierczewski.