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Mozart: Le Nozze Di Figaro / Barenboim, Tomlinson, Rodgers

Mozart / Schmidt / Cuberli / Rodgers / Barenboim
Release Date: 04/24/2012 
Label:  Erato   Catalog #: 2564662129   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  John TomlinsonPhyllis PancellaJoan RodgersRichard Brünner,   ... 
Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic OrchestraBerlin RIAS Chamber Chorus
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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"[Barenboim] continues to favour a forceful, big-scale reading with often deliberate speeds for the slower numbers, a musically accomplished, thought-through account of the crucial finales to Acts 2 and 4, lively treatment of the recitative, finely-honed playing of the wind, alert rhythms and an avoidance for the most part of appoggiaturas...John Tomlinson is much better suited by Figaro than he was by Alfonso, but still wants in tonal focus...but he does at all times create a lively personality, a force to be reckoned with...Sir Geraint Evans is even more individual in his characterization - listen to the recitative before his Act 4 aria - and has the more
Read more agile voice, helped by the fact that it tends more towards the baritonal." – Gramophone
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Works on This Recording

Le nozze di Figaro, K 492 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  John Tomlinson (Bass), Phyllis Pancella (Mezzo Soprano), Joan Rodgers (Soprano),
Richard Brünner (Tenor), Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano), Andreas Schmidt (Baritone),
Peter [bass voice] Rose (Bass), Graham Clark (Tenor), Günter von Kannen (Bass),
Hilde Leidland (Soprano), Lella Cuberli (Soprano)
Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra,  Berlin RIAS Chamber Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 

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