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Loves Me... Loves Me Not... / Tilling, Steinaecker, Musica Saeculorum


Release Date: 02/03/2017 
Label:  Bis   Catalog #: 2234  
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus MozartChristoph W. Gluck
Performer:  Camilla Tilling
Conductor:  Philipp Von Steinaecker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Saeculorum
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Love plays a significant part in most operas, but all too often it is frustrated, or entangled with deception, humiliation and betrayal. With her new disc Camilla Tilling presents a near-comprehensive catalogue of the emotions that the vagaries of love can raise in the breast of an operatic heroine. And these emotions are universal and timeless, afflicting servants and countesses, Grecian princesses, a sorceress from Damascus and a young lady of 18th-century Naples alike. Gluck’s Armide glories in having Renaud in her power – until she realizes that her feelings makes it impossible to destroy him as she had planned. Newly raised from the dead, his Euridice is defenceless against the strong emotions of the living, and beset by doubts when Read more Orpheus refuses to acknowledge her on their way back to earth. In the bravura aria Come scoglio, Mozart’s Fiordiligi proclaims her steadfast love for Guglielmo, but in the following act of the opera she regretfully admits to having been enamoured by another. And from The Marriage of Figaro we hear Susanna inviting the loved one to a nocturnal rendez-vous (‘Deh vieni, non tardar’) as well as her mistress, the Countess, wondering in ‘Dove sono’ what happened to the loving marriage she once had. With a soprano typically described as ‘radiant’, ‘vernal’ or ‘silvery’, Camilla Tilling has performed several of the roles featured here at venues such as Opéra National de Paris, Covent Garden, Salzburg Mozarteum and Drottningholm Slottsteater. On this recording she partnered by Philipp von Steinaecker and his Musica Saeculorum, whose period instruments bring out all the sweetness, pain and regret that Gluck and Mozart magically worked into their scores. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Idomeneo, K 366: Overture by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Philipp Von Steinaecker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Saeculorum
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781; Munich, Germany 
2.
Idomeneo, K 366: Quando avran fine omai by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Camilla Tilling (Soprano)
Conductor:  Philipp Von Steinaecker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Saeculorum
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781; Munich, Germany 
3.
Idomeneo, K 366: Padre, germani, addio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Camilla Tilling (Soprano)
Conductor:  Philipp Von Steinaecker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Saeculorum
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781; Munich, Germany 
4.
Idomeneo, K 366: Solitudini amiche...Zeffiretti lusinghieri by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Camilla Tilling (Soprano)
Conductor:  Philipp Von Steinaecker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Saeculorum
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781; Munich, Germany 
5.
Orfeo ed Euridice: Qual vita è questa mai by Christoph W. Gluck
Performer:  Camilla Tilling (Soprano)
Conductor:  Philipp Von Steinaecker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Saeculorum
Period: Classical 
Written: 1762/1774 ; Vienna, Austria 
6.
Orfeo ed Euridice: Che fiero momento by Christoph W. Gluck
Performer:  Camilla Tilling (Soprano)
Conductor:  Philipp Von Steinaecker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Saeculorum
Period: Classical 
Written: 1762/1774; Vienna, Austria 
7.
Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Giunse alfin il momento...Deh vieni, non tardar by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Camilla Tilling (Soprano)
Conductor:  Philipp Von Steinaecker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Saeculorum
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
8.
Così fan tutte, K 588: Temerari!...Come scoglio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Camilla Tilling (Soprano)
Conductor:  Philipp Von Steinaecker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Saeculorum
Period: Classical 
Written: 1790; Vienna, Austria 
9.
Armide: Enfin, il est en ma puissance by Christoph W. Gluck
Performer:  Camilla Tilling (Soprano)
Conductor:  Philipp Von Steinaecker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Saeculorum
Period: Classical 
Written: 1777; Paris, France 
10.
Armide: Ah! Quelle cruauté de lui ravir le jour! by Christoph W. Gluck
Performer:  Camilla Tilling (Soprano)
Conductor:  Philipp Von Steinaecker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Saeculorum
Written: 1777 
11.
Armide: Ah! si la liberté by Christoph W. Gluck
Performer:  Camilla Tilling (Soprano)
Conductor:  Philipp Von Steinaecker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Saeculorum
Period: Classical 
Written: 1777; Paris, France 
12.
Così fan tutte, K 588: Ei parte...Per pietà ben mio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Camilla Tilling (Soprano)
Conductor:  Philipp Von Steinaecker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Saeculorum
Period: Classical 
Written: 1790; Vienna, Austria 
13.
Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: E Susanna non vien...Dove sono by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Camilla Tilling (Soprano)
Conductor:  Philipp Von Steinaecker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Saeculorum
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
14.
Iphigénie en Tauride: O malheureuse Iphigénie by Christoph W. Gluck
Performer:  Camilla Tilling (Soprano)
Conductor:  Philipp Von Steinaecker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Saeculorum
Period: Classical 
Written: 1774; Germany 

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