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Weigl: Songs And Arias / Donald George, Lucy Mauro

Weigl / George / Mauro
Release Date: 07/30/2013 
Label:  Delos   Catalog #: 3453   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Gasparo SpontiniWolfgang Amadeus MozartGiovanni PaisielloJoseph Weigl
Performer:  Lucy MauroDonald George
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Tenor Donald George and pianist Lucy Mauro have lately made it their musical mission in life to merge their talents in support of music by neglected, yet deserving composers. Here, working in cooperation with a concert series sponsored by the Esterházy Estate in Eisenstadt (Josef Weigl’s birthplace), they offer an enchanting mix of Weigl’s Lieder and arias – with the bonus offering of several interpolated arias from other well-known composers of his day. Mr. George’s burnished tenor voice is in top form, and Ms. Mauro provides lively, sensitive and historically informed support from a sweet-sounding fortepiano. Tenor Donald George and pianist Lucy Mauro have lately made it their musical mission in life to merge their talents in support of music by neglected, yet deserving composers. Here, working in cooperation with a concert series sponsored by the Esterházy Estate in Eisenstadt (Josef Weigl’s birthplace), they offer an enchanting mix of Weigl’s Lieder and arias – with the bonus offering of several interpolated arias from other well-known composers of his day. Mr. George’s burnished tenor voice is in top form, and Ms. Mauro provides lively, sensitive and historically informed support from a sweet-sounding fortepiano. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. La Vestale: Aria(s) by Gasparo Spontini
Performer:  Lucy Mauro (Piano), Donald George (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1807; Paris, France 
Language: German 
Notes: Swear Revenge and Ruin 
2. La clemenza di Tito, K 621: Aria(s) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Lucy Mauro (Piano), Donald George (Tenor)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Prague, Czech Republ 
Language: German 
Notes: Enough, Silence, O Quirites! 
3. Nina, o sia La pazza per amore: Ah, di Nina il Core by Giovanni Paisiello
Performer:  Lucy Mauro (Piano), Donald George (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
4. Die Schweizerfamilie: Wenn Sie mich nur von weitem sieht by Joseph Weigl
Performer:  Lucy Mauro (Piano), Donald George (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1809; Vienna, Austria 
5. Die Schweizerfamilie: Vom weit entfernten Schweizerland by Joseph Weigl
Performer:  Lucy Mauro (Piano), Donald George (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1809; Vienna, Austria 
6. Das Waisenhaus: Die nacht entflieht by Joseph Weigl
Performer:  Lucy Mauro (Piano), Donald George (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
7. Das Waisenhaus: Was kummert mich des fremden gold by Joseph Weigl
Performer:  Lucy Mauro (Piano), Donald George (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
8. Ostade oder Adrian von Ostad: Nach dem Glanze, nach dem Scheine by Joseph Weigl
Performer:  Lucy Mauro (Piano), Donald George (Tenor)
9. La principessa d'Amalfi: Forse Abbastanza by Joseph Weigl
Performer:  Lucy Mauro (Piano), Donald George (Tenor)
10. La principessa d'Amalfi: In qual barbaro cimento by Joseph Weigl
Performer:  Lucy Mauro (Piano), Donald George (Tenor)
11. La principessa d'Amalfi: In qual barbaro cimento by Joseph Weigl
Performer:  Lucy Mauro (Piano), Donald George (Tenor)
12. 'S Mag sein by Joseph Weigl
Performer:  Lucy Mauro (Piano), Donald George (Tenor)
13. Lasst uns im vertrauten Kreise by Joseph Weigl
Performer:  Lucy Mauro (Piano), Donald George (Tenor)
14. Reiterlied by Joseph Weigl
Performer:  Lucy Mauro (Piano), Donald George (Tenor)
15. Trost an meine mutter by Joseph Weigl
Performer:  Lucy Mauro (Piano), Donald George (Tenor)
16. Die tauschung by Joseph Weigl
Performer:  Lucy Mauro (Piano), Donald George (Tenor)
17. In questa tomba oscura by Joseph Weigl
Performer:  Lucy Mauro (Piano), Donald George (Tenor)
18. Il sogno by Joseph Weigl
Performer:  Lucy Mauro (Piano), Donald George (Tenor)

Sound Samples

'S Mag sein (It Could Be)
Lasst uns im vertrauten Kreise (Let Us in Comfortable Company)
Reiterlied (Rider's Song)
Trost an meine mutter (Consolation for My Mother)
Die tauschung (The Disappointment)
In questa tomba oscura (In dieser dunklen gruft)
Il sogno (Der traum)
L'amor marinaro ossia Il corsaro (arr. for voice and fortepiano): L'amor marinaro ossia Il corsaro: Pria ch'io l'impegno magistral prenda (arr. for voice and fortepiano)
Ostade oder Adrian von Ostad (arr. for voice and fortepiano): Ostade oder Adrian von Ostad: Nach dem Glanze, nach dem Scheine (It's the Glitter, the Appearance) (arr. for voice and fortepiano)
Daniel in der Lowengrube, oder Baals Sturz (arr. for voice and fortepiano): Daniel in der Lowengrube, oder Baals Sturz: Ach, auch konige sind menschen (Ah, Kings Are People, too) (arr. for voice and fortepiano)
Das Waisenhaus (arr. for voice and fortepiano): Die nacht entflieht (The Night Flees)
Das Waisenhaus (arr. for voice and fortepiano): Was kummert mich des fremden gold? (What Care I for Strangers' Gold?)
Die Schweizerfamilie (arr. for voice and fortepiano): Wenn Sie mich nur von weitem sieht (Even if She Sees Me from afar)
Die Schweizerfamilie (arr. for voice and fortepiano): Vom weit entfernten Schweizerland (From the Distant Swiss Homeland)
Die Jugend Peter des Grossen (arr. for voice and fortepiano): Die Jugend Peter des Grossen: Heil mir! Ich werde liebe finden (Oh, Joy! I will Find Love) (arr. for voice and fortepiano)
La vestale (Sung in German) (arr. for voice and fortepiano): La vestale: Schwort mir rache und verderben (Swear Revenge and Ruin) (arr. for voice and fortepiano)
La clemenza di Tito, K. 621 (Sung in German) (arr. for voice and fortepiano): La clemenza di Tito, K. 621: Schweigt, genug, O Quiriten! (Enough, Silence, O Quirites!) (arr. for voice and fortepiano)
Nina, o sia La pazza per amore (arr. for voice and fortepiano): Nina, o sia La pazza per amore: Ah, di Nina il core (Ach, Ninas herz) (arr. for voice and fortepiano)
La principessa d'Amalfi (arr. for voice and fortepiano): Forse Abbastanza (Der leiden fulle)
La principessa d'Amalfi (arr. for voice and fortepiano): In qual barbaro cimento (In dieser harten prufung)

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