Mozart: Die Zauberflöte - Highlights / Harnoncourt, Et Al

Release Date: 9/3/1996
Label: Teldec
Catalog Number: TEL13810
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
"Harnoncourt, with the exception of his Sarastro, goes for lighter voices, as is the custom increasingly today with this composer. That, allied to crisp, rhythmically vital conducting sets Harnoncourt's version apart from all its rivals at present. His young lovers couldn't be more appealing. Hans Peter Blochwitz sings Tamino with youthful ardour in a fresh, reedy tenor. Barbara Bonney, adding to her growing reputation on disc, is a disarmingly ingenuous Pamina, deeply affecting in her G minor aria...Anton Scharinger's eager, boyish Papageno is one of the delights of the Harnoncourt performance. He is at once endearing and eager without being in the least self-conscious. In general, the Harnoncourt offers a different approach from its modern rivals. I enjoyed it especially for the way it judiciously balances the jolly and serious elements in the piece."

-- Alan Blyth, Gramophone 7/1989 Review of complete opera recording
Works on This Recording
1. Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Anton Scharinger (Baritone)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Zurich Opera Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1791 ; Vienna, Austria
2. Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Hans-Peter Blochwitz (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Zurich Opera Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1791 ; Vienna, Austria
3. Die Zauberflöte, K 620: O zittre nicht...Zum Leiden bin ich by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Edita Gruberova (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Zurich Opera Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1791 ; Vienna, Austria
4. Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Barbara Bonney (Soprano), Anton Scharinger (Baritone)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Zurich Opera Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1791 ; Vienna, Austria
5. Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Wie stark ist nicht dein Zauberton by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Hans-Peter Blochwitz (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Zurich Opera Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1791 ; Vienna, Austria
6. Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Schnelle Füsse by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Peter Keller (Tenor), Barbara Bonney (Soprano), Anton Scharinger (Baritone)
Period: Classical
Written: 1791 ; Vienna, Austria
7. Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Es lebe Sarastro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Barbara Bonney (Soprano), Anton Scharinger (Baritone), Matti Salminen (Bass), Hans-Peter Blochwitz (Tenor), Peter Keller (Tenor)
Period: Classical
Written: 1791 ; Vienna, Austria
8. Die Zauberflöte, K 620: O Isis und Osiris by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Matti Salminen (Bass)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Zurich Opera Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1791 ; Vienna, Austria
9. Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Der Hölle Rache by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Edita Gruberova (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Zurich Opera Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1791 ; Vienna, Austria
10. Die Zauberflöte, K 620: In diesen heil'gen Hallen by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Matti Salminen (Bass)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Zurich Opera Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1791 ; Vienna, Austria
11. Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Ach, ich fühl's, es ist verschwunden by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Barbara Bonney (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Zurich Opera Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1791 ; Vienna, Austria
12. Die Zauberflöte, K 620: O Isis und Osiris (Chorus) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Period: Classical
Written: 1791 ; Vienna, Austria
13. Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Anton Scharinger (Baritone)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Zurich Opera Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1791 ; Vienna, Austria
14. Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Papagena! Papagena! by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Edith Schmid (Soprano), Anton Scharinger (Baritone)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Zurich Opera Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1791 ; Vienna, Austria
15. Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Nur stille...Die Strahlen der Sonne by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Edita Gruberova (Soprano), Pamela Coburn (Soprano), Marjana Lipovsek (Mezzo Soprano), Delores Ziegler (Mezzo Soprano), Matti Salminen (Bass), Peter Keller (Tenor)
Period: Classical
Written: 1791 ; Vienna, Austria
16. Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Overture by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble: Zurich Opera Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1791 ; Vienna, Austria
17. Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Tamino/Pamina mein! O welch' ein Glück by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Barbara Bonney (Soprano), Antti Suhonen (Bass), Hans-Peter Blochwitz (Tenor), Thomas Moser (Tenor)
Period: Classical
Written: 1791 ; Vienna, Austria
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