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Mozart: Arias For Aloysia Weber / Sieden, Brüggen, Orchestra Of The 18th Century


Release Date: 11/25/2008 
Label:  Glossa   Catalog #: 81104   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Cyndia Sieden
Conductor:  Frans Brüggen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the 18th Century
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews



ARIAS FOR ALOYSIA WEBER Cyndia Sieden (sop); Franz Brüggen, cond; O of the 18th Century GLOSSA 81104 (51:32 Text, no Translation)


MOZART No, no che non sei capace. Alcandro, lo confesso . . . Non sò, d’onde viene. Vorrei spiegarvi, oh Dio. Ah, se in ceil, benigne stelle. Mia speranza adorata . . . Ah, non sai qual pena sia. Popoli di Tessaglia . . . Io non chedo. Nehmt meinen Dank, ihr holden Gönner


On Read more January 17, 1778, Mozart wrote to his father, “Herr Weber has a daughter just fifteen years of age who sings admirably, having a pure and lovely voice.” In a letter to his father on February 28, 1778, Mozart said, “As an exercise, I also composed the aria Non sò d’onde viene. I intended this aria for the tenor Raaff, but almost at once I saw it was too high for Raaff, while I liked it too well to alter it. Accordingly I wrote it down and set to work to adapt it perfectly for Mademoiselle Weber.” Mozart not only loved her voice, but he also had a romance with Aloysia that was short-lived, since she married another in 1780. However, he never lost his admiration for her singing.


Cynthia Sieden has a fine coloratura voice and an excellent technique. She is certainly worth hearing in these wonderful Mozart songs. The booklet contains notes and texts, but no translations. The orchestral accompaniment is very good, and the sound is excellent. Mozart-lovers and fans of coloratura singing should not resist this recording. Strongly recommended.


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Works on This Recording

1.
No, che non sei capace, K 419 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Cyndia Sieden (Soprano)
Conductor:  Frans Brüggen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the 18th Century
Period: Classical 
Written: 1783; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Alcandro, lo confesso...Non sň, d'onde viene, K 294 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Cyndia Sieden (Soprano)
Conductor:  Frans Brüggen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the 18th Century
Period: Classical 
Written: 1778; Mannheim, Germany 
3.
Vorrei spiegarvi, oh Dio, K 418 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Cyndia Sieden (Soprano)
Conductor:  Frans Brüggen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the 18th Century
Period: Classical 
Written: 1783; Vienna, Austria 
4.
Ah, se in ciel, benigne stelle, K 538 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Cyndia Sieden (Soprano)
Conductor:  Frans Brüggen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the 18th Century
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Vienna, Austria 
5.
Mia speranza adorata...Ah, non sai qual pena, K 416 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Cyndia Sieden (Soprano)
Conductor:  Frans Brüggen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the 18th Century
Period: Classical 
Written: 1783; Vienna, Austria 
6.
Popoli di Tessaglia...Io non chiedo, K 316 (300b) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Cyndia Sieden (Soprano)
Conductor:  Frans Brüggen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the 18th Century
Period: Classical 
Written: 1778; Paris, France 
7.
Nehmt meinen Dank, ihr holden Gönner, K 383 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Cyndia Sieden (Soprano)
Conductor:  Frans Brüggen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the 18th Century
Period: Classical 
Written: 1782; Vienna, Austria 

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