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Mozart Edition - Cosi Fan Tutte / Jacobs, Et Al

Release Date: 10/11/2005 
Label:  Harmonia Mundi   Catalog #: 2961663   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Bernarda FinkVéronique GensWerner GüraMarcel Boone,   ... 
Conductor:  René Jacobs
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto CologneCologne Chamber Choir
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 3 Hours 3 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"It begins startlingly: brisk, staccato, pistol-shot chords, and the oboe is off at a fashionably rapid pace which is arrested at the orchestral statement ‘Cosi fan tutte’: and then the Presto, at a tempo that tests the agility of the woodwind (and does not find it wanting). This is not, in short, a conventional performance, either of the traditional or the ‘period-instrument’ type. Rene Jacobs tends to make the fast music faster than usual and the slow slower. Several numbers emerge with a real brilliance of sound and execution: the last of the three trios in the opening scene, for instance, the sextet, the men’s laughing trio, the stretto of the Act 1 finale, or the end of the ‘lesson-in-love’ quartet. In much of the slower music he is Read more apt to luxuriate. The farewell quintet is a case in point, but it is agonizingly lovely; the heavenly trio that follows too is leisurely, with a cloudy, sensuous quality to the sound..." - Stanley Sadie, GRAMOPHONE Read less

Works on This Recording

Così fan tutte, K 588 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Bernarda Fink (Mezzo Soprano), Véronique Gens (Soprano), Werner Güra (Tenor),
Marcel Boone (Baritone), Pietro Spagnoli (Baritone), Graciela Oddone (Soprano)
Conductor:  René Jacobs
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Cologne,  Cologne Chamber Choir
Period: Classical 
Written: 1790; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 03/1998 
Venue:  Sendesaal, Deutschland Radio, Cologne 
Length: 183 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Language: Italian 

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