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The Lighter Mozart
Hermann Prey, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Convivium Musicum
The Lighter Mozart
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Classical
 
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Comic Mozart A Must
F. Leto | Tucson,AZ | 09/08/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have loved this disc for many years and own it on LP.The disc is also known as Der Heitere Mozart in Europe. The music consists of choral canons written by Mozart during various stages of his life.They are a little risque and silly,reminding one of the Mozart depicted in the movie Amadeus.There are also solo arias,duets,and trios that are based on sketches by Mozart. These sketches have been fleshed out by a music professor from Vienna,I believe,but are all tastefully conceived.The arias and duets vary from being silly to romantic but all are wonderfully performed.The solo performers include Hermann Prey,Walter Berry,Erika Koth and Peter Schreier.They sound excellant in this music.This disc also includes a bonus version of Mozart's Musical Joke that did not appear on the LP.It is performed by a quintet and is quite a pleasant bonus.All in all,this is a fine disc at a bargain price.The disc reminds me of fine Vienesse pastry-sweet but wonderful.I would buy this disc immediately before it goes out of print."