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The Other Mozart - F. X. Mozart: Songs / Bonney, Martineau


Release Date: 11/08/2005 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 4756936   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Franz Xavier W. Mozart
Performer:  Malcolm MartineauBarbara Bonney
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 2 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Common wisdom has it that the apple that was Franz Xaver Mozart fell quite far from the tree of his father, Wolfgang Amadeus. But based on this enchanting new CD featuring Mozart fils’s songs, that apple was closer to the trunk than many of us thought. As lovingly sung by the ideal Barbara Bonney, who has happily assumed the mantle of Franz Xaver’s eloquent champion, we discover in his songs a composer who is not unworthy of his name and whose work stands comfortably with others of this genre including Weber and, later, Schubert.

Particularly outstanding are the heartfelt Der Vergnügsame, the light and delightful Maylied, and Aus dem Französischen des J. J. Rousseau, which could easily pass for minor Schubert. Then
Read more there is the haunting An die Bäche and Le Baiser, two songs that render honor to the name of Mozart.

Barbara Bonney is one of my favorite singers – she has a beautiful soprano voice that shines brightly with an inner light, and anything she undertakes is bathed in it and with her special grace. Here she is in exceptional form, clearly loving her task of discovery. Her pianist, Malcom Martineau, is an expert accompanist. Facing facts, we don’t really need any new recordings of Schubert, Schumann or Strauss lieder, as there are so many superb such recitals in the catalog, so it is doubly exciting to find a new collection of 19th-century lieder that we’ve not heard before, and by a Mozart no less! Gorgeous sound and excellent notes: this is an outstanding album that may start out as a curiosity but will become a cherished treasure for those who are fortunate enough to acquire it.

FANFARE: James Camner
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Works on This Recording

1. Das liebende Mädchen by Franz Xavier W. Mozart
Performer:  Malcolm Martineau (Piano), Barbara Bonney (Soprano)
Period: Classical 
Written: ?1809; Lemberg, Germany 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, Southwark, London, UK 
Length: 1 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Language: German 
Notes: Henry Wood Hall, Southwark, London, UK (03/01/2005 - 03/05/2005) 
2. An spröde Schönen by Franz Xavier W. Mozart
Performer:  Malcolm Martineau (Piano), Barbara Bonney (Soprano)
Period: Classical 
Written: ?1809; Lemberg, Germany 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, Southwark, London, UK 
Length: 1 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Language: German 
Notes: Henry Wood Hall, Southwark, London, UK (03/01/2005 - 03/05/2005) 
3. Nein! by Franz Xavier W. Mozart
Performer:  Barbara Bonney (Soprano), Malcolm Martineau (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: ?1809; Lemberg, Germany 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, Southwark, London, UK 
Length: 2 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Language: German 
Notes: Henry Wood Hall, Southwark, London, UK (03/01/2005 - 03/05/2005) 
4. Der Schmetterling auf einem Vergissmeinnicht by Franz Xavier W. Mozart
Performer:  Malcolm Martineau (Piano), Barbara Bonney (Soprano)
Period: Classical 
Written: ?1809; Lemberg, Germany 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, Southwark, London, UK 
Length: 1 Minutes 11 Secs. 
Language: German 
Notes: Henry Wood Hall, Southwark, London, UK (03/01/2005 - 03/05/2005) 
5. Klage an den Mond by Franz Xavier W. Mozart
Performer:  Barbara Bonney (Soprano), Malcolm Martineau (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: ?1809; Lemberg, Germany 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, Southwark, London, UK 
Length: 1 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Language: German 
Notes: Henry Wood Hall, Southwark, London, UK (03/01/2005 - 03/05/2005) 
6. Erntelied by Franz Xavier W. Mozart
Performer:  Barbara Bonney (Soprano), Malcolm Martineau (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: ?1809; Lemberg, Germany 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, Southwark, London, UK 
Length: 1 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Language: German 
Notes: Henry Wood Hall, Southwark, London, UK (03/01/2005 - 03/05/2005) 
7. Romanze (In der Väter Hallen ruht), op. 12 by Franz Xavier W. Mozart
Performer:  Malcolm Martineau (Piano), Barbara Bonney (Soprano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1808; Lemberg, Germany 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, Southwark, London, UK 
Length: 8 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Language: German 
Notes: Henry Wood Hall, Southwark, London, UK (03/01/2005 - 03/05/2005) 
8. Deutsche Lieder (8) by Franz Xavier W. Mozart
Performer:  Malcolm Martineau (Piano), Barbara Bonney (Soprano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1810; Lemberg, Germany 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, Southwark, London, UK 
Length: 12 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Language: German 
Notes: Henry Wood Hall, Southwark, London, UK (03/01/2005 - 03/05/2005) 
9. Ständchen by Franz Xavier W. Mozart
Performer:  Malcolm Martineau (Piano), Barbara Bonney (Soprano)
Period: Classical 
Written: ?1820; Lemberg, Germany 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, Southwark, London, UK 
Length: 2 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Language: German 
Notes: Henry Wood Hall, Southwark, London, UK (03/01/2005 - 03/05/2005) 
10. An Emma (Weit in nebelgrauer Ferne), op. 24 by Franz Xavier W. Mozart
Performer:  Malcolm Martineau (Piano), Barbara Bonney (Soprano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1820; Lemberg, Germany 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, Southwark, London, UK 
Length: 3 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Language: German 
Notes: Henry Wood Hall, Southwark, London, UK (03/01/2005 - 03/05/2005) 
11. Lieder (6), op. 21 by Franz Xavier W. Mozart
Performer:  Barbara Bonney (Soprano), Malcolm Martineau (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1820; Lemberg, Germany 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, Southwark, London, UK 
Length: 12 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Notes: Henry Wood Hall, Southwark, London, UK (03/01/2005 - 03/05/2005)
This selection is sung in French and German. 
12. Erinnerung by Franz Xavier W. Mozart
Performer:  Barbara Bonney (Soprano), Malcolm Martineau (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1829; Lemberg, Germany 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, Southwark, London, UK 
Length: 1 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Language: German 
Notes: Henry Wood Hall, Southwark, London, UK (03/01/2005 - 03/05/2005) 
13. Deutsche Lieder (3), Op. 27 by Franz Xavier W. Mozart
Performer:  Barbara Bonney (Soprano), Malcolm Martineau (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1820; Lemberg, Germany 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, Southwark, London, UK 
Length: 9 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Language: German 
Notes: Henry Wood Hall, Southwark, London, UK (03/01/2005 - 03/05/2005) 

Sound Samples

Sechs Lieder: Das liebende Mädchen
Sechs Lieder: An spröde Schönen
Sechs Lieder: Nein!
Sechs Lieder: Der Schmetterling auf einem Vergissmeinnicht
Sechs Lieder: Klage an den Mond
Sechs Lieder: Erntelied
In der Väter Hallen ruht, Op.12 (Romanze)
Acht Deutsche Lieder (1810): Die Einsamkeit
Acht Deutsche Lieder (1810): Das Klavier
Acht Deutsche Lieder (1810): Der Vergnügsame
Acht Deutsche Lieder (1810): Aus den Griechischen
Acht Deutsche Lieder (1810): Todtengräberlied
Acht Deutsche Lieder (1810): Mein Mädchen
Acht Deutsche Lieder (1810): Maylied
Acht Deutsche Lieder (1810): Das Geheimniss
Ständchen
An Emma (Weit in nebelgraue Ferne), Op.24
Sechs Lieder, Op.21: Aus dem Französischen des J.J.Rousseau
Sechs Lieder, Op.21: Seufzer
Sechs Lieder, Op.21: Die Entzückung
Sechs Lieder, Op.21: An Sie
Sechs Lieder, Op.21: An die Bäche
Sechs Lieder, Op.21: Le Baiser
Drei Deutsche Lieder, Op.27: An den Abendstern
Drei Deutsche Lieder, Op.27: Das Finden
Drei Deutsche Lieder, Op.27: Bertha's Lied in der Nacht
Erinnerung

Customer Reviews

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 History Comes Alive! January 29, 2014 By bess holloway (Boulder, CO) See All My Reviews "The liner notes to this recording are fascinating. I got a vicarious thrill reading how Ms. Bonney discovered the music. The reviewer for ArkivMusic gives an apt description of the music presented. This is a joy in every respect." Report Abuse
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