The composers Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Joseph Haydn were friends. Six string quartets by Mozart are dedicated to Haydn (K. 387, 421, 428, 458, 464, 465).
Jean-Baptiste Lully Suite from the opera "Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme" Aria Armida "Enfin, il est en ma puissance" from the opera "Armida". Her much acclaimed performances in Médée and Armide inevitably led her to Carmen; first at the Opéra de Lille where critics praised her for her debut and then in David Mc Vicar’s production at Glyndebourne Festival. One of the highlights of the coming season will be a performance of Mozart’s opera Idomeneo with a dazzling international cast, including Kresimir Spicer (tenor, Croatia), Sara Castle (mezzo soprano, UK), Inga Kalna (soprano, Latvia), Henriette Bonde-Hansen (soprano, Netherlands) and Sergei Pisarev (tenor, Russia).
Sample this album Artist (Sample). 1. 30. Haydn: Il mondo della luna, Act 1 - Ragion nell'alma siede. Musical and dramatic Interpretations of of heroins of great works by Haydn, Mozart and Gluck by a singer who ranks already with her most illustrious predecessors. Is "the queen of the night an "amoureuse? Cetainly a betrayed and furious one and Patricia Petibon excels in giving us a portrait of both feelings in her rendition of the Qqueen's second aria, as she does the amourous feelings of all the heroins in this vibrant recital. superbly accompanied by the concerto Koln, under Daniel Harding,s passionate direction. The programme is a very well chosen selection of arias by Mozart, Gluck and Haydn. Some are very well-known - there is a cracking rendition of The Queen of the Night's aria, for example - and some much less so. I am particularly pleased that there is a generous helping of Haydn here.
Ensemble, Primary Artist.
Robert Carsen's highly acclaimed 2008 production of Armide at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées rekindled interest in French Baroque music. On this new video from FRA Musica, filmed at the Château de Versailles, Carsen and stage director Jean-Claude Gallotta present an opulent and powerful vision of Lully's poignant masterpiece. Lully is also captivated by the charm of his enamoured sorceress. It is the character least expected to inspire our empathy that ultimately wins it by the beauty, emotion and expressive power of the music.
Listen online and stay in a good mood. Org Album: Mozart & Michael Haydn: Bassoon Concerto & Serenade (2017).
|A1||Lully: Armide - Ouverture et Suite de Danses|
|B1||Mozart: Divertimento No6 KV188|
|B2||Haydn: Divertiment en si bémol majeur "Chorale de St-Antoine"|