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Jerzy Żak - Alessandro Scarlatti: San Casimiro, Rè di Polonia (2000)

Posted By: ArlegZ
Jerzy Żak - Alessandro Scarlatti: San Casimiro, Rè di Polonia (2000)

Jerzy Żak - Alessandro Scarlatti: San Casimiro, Rè di Polonia (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 235 Mb | Total time: 56:45 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Acte Prealable | # AP0025 | Recorded: 1999

In 1697 King Jan III of Poland died. Attempts to install his son Jacob as King were unsuccessful and the widow of the recently deceased king, Maria Kazimiera Sobieska (also known as Marysieńka) made the decision to move to Rome. In March of 1699 she arrived there – accompanied by 259 courtiers, 30 carriages and carts, some 500 horses and a number of pack-camels! She was soon very active in the cultural life of Rome. Amongst her acquaintances was cardinal Pietro Ottoboni, a famous patron of music. Ottoboni employed Scarlatti, and was an admirer of his music - so much so that he later contributed a Latin epigraph to the composer’s tomb in Naples.

Rene Jacobs, Freiburger Barockorchester - Mozart: Don Giovanni [2007]

Posted By: Vilboa
Rene Jacobs, Freiburger Barockorchester - Mozart: Don Giovanni [2007]

René Jacobs, Freiburger Barocorchester - Mozart: Don Giovanni [2007]
EAC (flac, image, cue, log) | TT: 170' | Covers | 740 Mb
Classical | Harmonia Mundi | # HMC 901964.66 | Rec: 2007

If there is one thing that marks out René Jacobs’s approach to Mozart, it is the way he constantly asks himself questions – and the specifically musical brilliance of the answers he comes up with. The success of his recent version of La clemenza di Tito is proof of that! After Così fan tutte and Le nozze di Figaro, his recording of this centrepiece of the Mozart/Da Ponte trilogy offers us the latest fruits of his reflections on Classical opera. Premiered at the 2006 Innsbruck Festival and recorded shortly afterwards, this production is nourished by his thoughts on Don Giovanni as taboo-breaker and on a ‘physiology of roles’ that respects Mozart’s intentions as nearly as possible. NB This set contains the arias of both versions created by Mozart (Prague 1787, Vienna 1788)