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Notes and Editorial Reviews
With very few exceptions, all the imortant singers since 1909 to whom the possibility was offered have left to us the testimony of their voice, their timbre, their vocal line, their phrasing, indeed of their art...A half-century of adventure recorded here will demonstrate its marvellous diversity, its indomitable vitality; and how the most convincing of styles is never anything other than controlled exaltation, the sublimation of what is best in the individual, which he offers as an act of devotion to Mozart. -- André Tubeuf
R E V I E W S:
"So here, to begin with, is ''Les Introuvables du Chant Mozartien,'' a trajectory of Mozart style through the 20th century, starting with the fluttery sopranos of
the century's first two decades: Maria Galvany twittering ''Der Hölle Rache'' from ''Die Zauberflöte''; Maria Ivogun fluting the coloratura of ''Martern aller Arten'' from ''Die Entführung aus dem Serail.'' EMI's ''Introuvables'' (''Unfindables'') series is calculated to enthrall any lover of old recordings, even if the sound quality can induce a headache. Style, of course, has never been a straitjacket: witness the contrast between two 1927 recordings of ''Dove sono'' from ''Le Nozze di Figaro'': one with the majesty of Meta Seinemeyer; the other, the lighter clarity of Ninon Vallin. These are snapshots of an era of singing (up through the 1950's, with Maria Callas, Nicolai Gedda and Elisabeth Grümmer), arranged by opera and often comparing several versions of the same aria back to back."
-- Anne Midgette, New York Times [4/14/2006]
Works on This Recording
No, che non sei capace, K 419 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Hedwig Francillo-Kaufmann (Soprano)
Written: 1783; Vienna, Austria
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