MOZART IN LONDON

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The Mozartists present an unprecedented survey of Mozart’s childhood stay in London from 1764-65. The wide-ranging programme includes Mozart’s remarkable first symphony (composed when he was eight years old), along with his two other London symphonies and his first concert aria. The repertoire also explores music that was being performed in London during Mozart’s stay, including works by J. C. Bach, Thomas Arne, Abel, Pescetti, Perez, George Rush and William Bates, many of which have not previously been recorded.

The album features an outstanding line-up of soloists comprising sopranos Ana Maria Labin, Anna Devin, Rebecca Bottone, Martene Grimson and Eleanor Dennis, mezzo- soprano Helen Sherman, tenors Ben Johnson and Robert Murray and harpsichordist Steven Devine. The album was recorded live during a weekend of performances at London’s Milton Court in February 2015 as part of the opening season of MOZART 250, and includes over a dozen world premiere recordings.

Presto Classical’s Top 100 Recordings of 2018

This ingenious “musical exploration of Mozart’s childhood visit to London” interweaves three early symphonies and the concert aria K21 with music performed in the city during the family’s stay – The Sunday Times

Vigorous vocal music by Thomas Arne, a dazzling harpsichord concerto from JC Bach, and a Carl Friedrich Abel symphony as tastily rich as a chocolate éclair – The Times

Ian Page with his handpicked orchestra of around 20 players, is a dab hand at this sort of stuff – Classic FM

Page draws lively and engaging performances from his orchestra, and the results certainly charm, whilst the programming ensures that there is much of interest as it illuminates musical life in 1760s London so wonderfullyPlanet Hugill

As ever, Page draws lively and engaging performances from his orchestra, and the results certainly charm – The Epoch Times

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The Mozartists

Ian Page Conductor


RELEASE DATE: 04/05/2018

CATALOGUE NUMBER: SIGCD534

BARCODE: 635212053423

Symphony No. 1 in E-Flat Major, K. 16

1. I. Molto allegro

2. II. Andante

3. III. Presto

Judith

4. Act II: “Sleep, gentle Cherub! Sleep descend”

5. Act I: “O torment great, too great to bear”

Artaxerxes

6. Act I, Scene 2: “Amid a thousand racking Woes”

7. Act I, Scene 13: “O too lovely, too unkind”

Harpsichord Concerto in D Major, Op. 1 No. 6

8. I. Allegro assai

9. II. Andante

10. III. Allegro moderato

11. Ezio: “Non so d’onde viene”

12. Berenice: “Confusa, smarrita”

13. The Guardian Outwitted: “O Dolly, I part”

The Maid of the Mill

14. Act III, Scene 1: “To speak my mind of womankind”

15. Act II, Scene 8: “Hist, hist! I hear my mother call”

Symphony No. 4 in D Major, K. 19

16. I. Allegro

17. II. Andante

18. III. Presto

19. Ezio: “Caro mio bene, addio”

Symphony in F Major, K. 19a

20. I. Allegro assai

21. II. Andante

22. III. Presto

Adriano in Siria

23. Act II: “Ah, come mi balza il cor!”

24. Act II: “Deh lascia, o ciel pietoso”

25. Act II; “Cara la dolce amma”

The Capricious Lovers

26. Overture: I. Allegro

27. Overture: II: Allegretto

28. Overture: III. Allegro

29. Act I, Scene 8: “Thus laugh’d at, jilted and betray’d”

30. Pharnaces: “In this I fear my latest breath”

31. Va, dal furor portata, K. 21

32. Solimano: “Se non ti moro a lato”

Symphony in E-Flat Major, Op. 7 No. 6

33. I. Allegro

34. II. Andante

35. III. Presto