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Mozart: Opera Arias
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Josef Krips, John Pritchard
Mozart: Opera Arias
Genre: Classical
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All Artists: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Josef Krips, John Pritchard, Herbert von Karajan, Warwick Braithwaite, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra of London, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
Title: Mozart: Opera Arias
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Label: EMI Classics
Original Release Date: 1/1/2005
Re-Release Date: 9/13/2005
Album Type: Original recording remastered
Genre: Classical
Styles: Opera & Classical Vocal, Historical Periods, Classical (c.1770-1830), Modern, 20th, & 21st Century
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 724347684524

CD Reviews

A Mozartian Unsurpassed Since.
Abel | Hong Kong | 02/15/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"These arias were recorded when ES was still quite young.
What a voice! What singing! What devotion!
It is interesting to have ES singing Cherubino as well as Susanna and the Countess Rosina in Le Nozze di Figaro.
Her Donna Elvira is always a killer.
But my greatest admiration in this album goes to her aria from Il re Pastore, the great Rondo of Aminta.
The great beauty of her singing - a duet with the solo violin, with well-controlled coloraturas, well-paced tempo supported by seamless breathing - her performance is simply unsurpassed, not even by Joan Sutherland in the other recording of the same aria, and certainly not by others available (like Renee Fleming or Ann Murray). ES never over-did those coloraturas like Cecilia Bartoli does these days, and that in itself is a big 'pro' in the enjoyment level of her Mozart arias.
Although the recordings are old and not really in state-of-the-art accoustics, the sheer beauty of ES's singing makes up for any lack that there may be in the sound."