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Mozart: Cosi Fan Tutte Highlights / Roocroft, Mannion, Gardiner


Release Date: 05/26/2011 
Label:  Archiv Produktion (Dg)   Catalog #: 437994  
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Rainer TrostRodney GilfryCarlos FellerAmanda Roocroft,   ... 
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Special Order: This CD requires additional production time and ships within 2-3 weeks.  

This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Of the numerous recordings of Cosi fan tutte in the catalogue, many of them excellent, I don't think there is any that has moved me as intensely at the work's ultimate climax, the Act 2 finale, as this new one of John Eliot Gardiner's. Nowadays we recognize, of course, that Cosi is not the frivolous frolic at the expense of womankind that it was long supposed to be, but something much more serious and (in my view at least) deeply sympathetic to women. Gardiner takes much of the finale at a rather steady pace, allowing plenty of time in the canon-toast for a gorgeous sensuous interplay of these lovely young voices, then carefully pacing the E major music that follows, pointing up the alarmed G minor music after the march is heard and Read more sustaining the tension artfully at a high level during the denouement scene: so that, when their vow of undying love and loyalty, ''Idol mio, se questo e vero'', is finally reached, it carries great pathos and emotional weight, and the sense too that all are chastened by the experience is evident in the ensemble that ensues. So this is certainly a Cosi with a heart, and a heart in the right place...Gardiner's [recording] is certainly a connoisseur's performance, subtle and sophisticated, and communicating important things about the opera.

-- Stanley Sadie, Gramophone [2/1994]
reviewing the complete opera, DG 437829
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Works on This Recording

1. Così fan tutte, K 588: Overture by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists
Period: Classical 
Written: 1790; Vienna, Austria 
2. Così fan tutte, K 588: La mia Dorabella by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Rainer Trost (Tenor), Rodney Gilfry (Baritone), Carlos Feller (Bass)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists
Period: Classical 
Written: 1790; Vienna, Austria 
3. Così fan tutte, K 588: Fuor la spada! by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Rainer Trost (Tenor), Rodney Gilfry (Baritone), Carlos Feller (Bass)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists
Period: Classical 
Written: 1790; Vienna, Austria 
4. Così fan tutte, K 588: Sciocchierie di poeti! by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Rainer Trost (Tenor), Rodney Gilfry (Baritone), Carlos Feller (Bass)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists
Period: Classical 
Written: 1790; Vienna, Austria 
5. Così fan tutte, K 588: Una bella serenata by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Rainer Trost (Tenor), Rodney Gilfry (Baritone), Carlos Feller (Bass)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists
Period: Classical 
Written: 1790; Vienna, Austria 
6. Così fan tutte, K 588: Soave sia il vento by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Amanda Roocroft (Soprano), Rosa Mannion (Soprano), Carlos Feller (Bass)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists
Period: Classical 
Written: 1790; Vienna, Austria 
7. Così fan tutte, K 588: Ah costati...Smanie implacabili by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Rosa Mannion (Soprano)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists
Period: Classical 
Written: 1790; Vienna, Austria 
8. Così fan tutte, K 588: In uomini, in soldati by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Eirian James (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists
Period: Classical 
Written: 1790; Vienna, Austria 
9. Così fan tutte, K 588: Alla bella Despinetta by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Rodney Gilfry (Baritone), Rainer Trost (Tenor), Eirian James (Mezzo Soprano),
Rosa Mannion (Soprano), Amanda Roocroft (Soprano), Carlos Feller (Bass)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists
Period: Classical 
Written: 1790; Vienna, Austria 
10. Così fan tutte, K 588: Temerari!...Come scoglio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Amanda Roocroft (Soprano)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists
Period: Classical 
Written: 1790; Vienna, Austria 
11. Così fan tutte, K 588: Non siate ritrosi by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Rodney Gilfry (Baritone)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists
Period: Classical 
Written: 1790; Vienna, Austria 
12. Così fan tutte, K 588: E voi ridete? by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Rainer Trost (Tenor), Rodney Gilfry (Baritone), Carlos Feller (Bass)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists
Period: Classical 
Written: 1790; Vienna, Austria 
13. Così fan tutte, K 588: Si può sapere un poco by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Rainer Trost (Tenor), Rodney Gilfry (Baritone), Carlos Feller (Bass)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists
14. Così fan tutte, K 588: Un' aura amorosa by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Rainer Trost (Tenor)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists
Period: Classical 
Written: 1790; Vienna, Austria 
15. Così fan tutte, K 588: Una donna a quindici anni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Eirian James (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists
Period: Classical 
Written: 1790; Vienna, Austria 
16. Così fan tutte, K 588: Sorella...Prenderò quel brunettino by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Eirian James (Mezzo Soprano), Amanda Roocroft (Soprano)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists
Period: Classical 
Written: 1790; Vienna, Austria 
17. Così fan tutte, K 588: La mano a me date by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Carlos Feller (Bass), Rodney Gilfry (Baritone), Rainer Trost (Tenor),
Eirian James (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists
Period: Classical 
Written: 1790; Vienna, Austria 
18. Così fan tutte, K 588: Ei parte...Per pietà ben mio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Amanda Roocroft (Soprano)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists
Period: Classical 
Written: 1790; Vienna, Austria 
19. Così fan tutte, K 588: Donne mie, la fate a tanti by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Rodney Gilfry (Baritone)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists
Period: Classical 
Written: 1790; Vienna, Austria 
20. Così fan tutte, K 588: Fra gli amplessi by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Amanda Roocroft (Soprano), Rainer Trost (Tenor)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists
Period: Classical 
Written: 1790; Vienna, Austria 
21. Così fan tutte, K 588: Tutti accusan le donne by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Rainer Trost (Tenor), Rodney Gilfry (Baritone), Carlos Feller (Bass)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists
Period: Classical 
Written: 1790; Vienna, Austria 
22. Così fan tutte, K 588: Fortunato l'uom che prende by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Eirian James (Mezzo Soprano), Rosa Mannion (Soprano), Amanda Roocroft (Soprano),
Rainer Trost (Tenor), Rodney Gilfry (Baritone), Carlos Feller (Bass)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists
Period: Classical 
Written: 1790; Vienna, Austria 

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