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Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro

Erich Kleiber

Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro

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Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 Act I: Overture

Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 Act I: Overture

Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor Eric Kleiber
Soloist Hilde Rossel Majdan -Contralto, Fernando Corena - Bass, Cesare Siepi - Bass, Hilde Gueden -Soprano, Alfred Poell - Baritone, Suzanne Danco - Soprano, Murray Dickie - Tenor, Wiener Staatsopernchor - Choir
Band Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
04:09 Play
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Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 Act I: "Cinque... deci... venti..." - "Cosa stai misurando"

Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 Act I: "Cinque... deci... venti..." - "Cosa stai misurando"

Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor Eric Kleiber
Soloist Hilde Rossel Majdan -Contralto, Fernando Corena - Bass, Cesare Siepi - Bass, Hilde Gueden -Soprano, Alfred Poell - Baritone, Suzanne Danco - Soprano, Murray Dickie - Tenor, Wiener Staatsopernchor - Choir
Band Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
03:25 Play
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Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 Act I: "Se a caso Madama la notte ti chiama"

Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 Act I: "Se a caso Madama la notte ti chiama"

Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor Eric Kleiber
Soloist Hilde Rossel Majdan -Contralto, Fernando Corena - Bass, Cesare Siepi - Bass, Hilde Gueden -Soprano, Alfred Poell - Baritone, Suzanne Danco - Soprano, Murray Dickie - Tenor, Wiener Staatsopernchor - Choir
Band Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
04:00 Play
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Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 Act I: Bravo, signor padrone...Se vuol ballare...Ed aspettaste

Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 Act I: Bravo, signor padrone...Se vuol ballare...Ed aspettaste

Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor Eric Kleiber
Soloist Hilde Rossel Majdan -Contralto, Fernando Corena - Bass, Cesare Siepi - Bass, Hilde Gueden -Soprano, Alfred Poell - Baritone, Suzanne Danco - Soprano, Murray Dickie - Tenor, Wiener Staatsopernchor - Choir
Band Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
04:19 Play
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Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 Act I: "La vendetta" - "Tutto ancor non ho perso"

Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 Act I: "La vendetta" - "Tutto ancor non ho perso"

Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor Eric Kleiber
Soloist Hilde Rossel Majdan -Contralto, Fernando Corena - Bass, Cesare Siepi - Bass, Hilde Gueden -Soprano, Alfred Poell - Baritone, Suzanne Danco - Soprano, Murray Dickie - Tenor, Wiener Staatsopernchor - Choir
Band Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
03:46 Play
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Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 Act I: "Via resti servita" - "Va la, vecchia pedante"

Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 Act I: "Via resti servita" - "Va la, vecchia pedante"

Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor Eric Kleiber
Soloist Hilde Rossel Majdan -Contralto, Fernando Corena - Bass, Cesare Siepi - Bass, Hilde Gueden -Soprano, Alfred Poell - Baritone, Suzanne Danco - Soprano, Murray Dickie - Tenor, Wiener Staatsopernchor - Choir
Band Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
04:12 Play
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Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 Act 1: Non so piu...Ah, son perduto!

Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 Act 1: Non so piu...Ah, son perduto!

Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor Eric Kleiber
Soloist Hilde Rossel Majdan -Contralto, Fernando Corena - Bass, Cesare Siepi - Bass, Hilde Gueden -Soprano, Alfred Poell - Baritone, Suzanne Danco - Soprano, Murray Dickie - Tenor, Wiener Staatsopernchor - Choir
Band Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
05:54 Play
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Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 Act 1: Cosa sento!...Basilio, in traccia tosto...Giovani

Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 Act 1: Cosa sento!...Basilio, in traccia tosto...Giovani

Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor Eric Kleiber
Soloist Hilde Rossel Majdan -Contralto, Fernando Corena - Bass, Cesare Siepi - Bass, Hilde Gueden -Soprano, Alfred Poell - Baritone, Suzanne Danco - Soprano, Murray Dickie - Tenor, Wiener Staatsopernchor - Choir
Band Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
10:32 Play
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Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 Act 1: "Non piu andrai"

Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 Act 1: "Non piu andrai"

Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor Eric Kleiber
Soloist Hilde Rossel Majdan -Contralto, Fernando Corena - Bass, Cesare Siepi - Bass, Hilde Gueden -Soprano, Alfred Poell - Baritone, Suzanne Danco - Soprano, Murray Dickie - Tenor, Wiener Staatsopernchor - Choir
Band Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
03:46 Play
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Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 Act 1: Porgi amor...Vieni, cara Susanna

Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 Act 1: Porgi amor...Vieni, cara Susanna

Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor Eric Kleiber
Soloist Hilde Rossel Majdan -Contralto, Fernando Corena - Bass, Cesare Siepi - Bass, Hilde Gueden -Soprano, Alfred Poell - Baritone, Suzanne Danco - Soprano, Murray Dickie - Tenor, Wiener Staatsopernchor - Choir
Band Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
08:10 Play
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Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 Act 1: "Voi che sapete" - "Bravo! che bella voce!"

Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 Act 1: "Voi che sapete" - "Bravo! che bella voce!"

Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor Eric Kleiber
Soloist Hilde Rossel Majdan -Contralto, Fernando Corena - Bass, Cesare Siepi - Bass, Hilde Gueden -Soprano, Alfred Poell - Baritone, Suzanne Danco - Soprano, Murray Dickie - Tenor, Wiener Staatsopernchor - Choir
Band Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
03:51 Play
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Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 Act 1: Venite! Inginocchiatevi...Quante buffone

Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 Act 1: Venite! Inginocchiatevi...Quante buffone

Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor Eric Kleiber
Soloist Hilde Rossel Majdan -Contralto, Fernando Corena - Bass, Cesare Siepi - Bass, Hilde Gueden -Soprano, Alfred Poell - Baritone, Suzanne Danco - Soprano, Murray Dickie - Tenor, Wiener Staatsopernchor - Choir
Band Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
05:48 Play
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Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 Act 1: "Che novita!"

Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 Act 1: "Che novita!"

Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor Eric Kleiber
Soloist Hilde Rossel Majdan -Contralto, Fernando Corena - Bass, Cesare Siepi - Bass, Hilde Gueden -Soprano, Alfred Poell - Baritone, Suzanne Danco - Soprano, Murray Dickie - Tenor, Wiener Staatsopernchor - Choir
Band Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
01:12 Play
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Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 Act 1: "Susanna, or via, sortite" - "Dunque, voi non aprite"

Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 Act 1: "Susanna, or via, sortite" - "Dunque, voi non aprite"

Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor Eric Kleiber
Soloist Hilde Rossel Majdan -Contralto, Fernando Corena - Bass, Cesare Siepi - Bass, Hilde Gueden -Soprano, Alfred Poell - Baritone, Suzanne Danco - Soprano, Murray Dickie - Tenor, Wiener Staatsopernchor - Choir
Band Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
04:03 Play
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Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 Act 1: "Aprite, presto, aprite" - "O guarda il demonietto!"

Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 Act 1: "Aprite, presto, aprite" - "O guarda il demonietto!"

Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor Eric Kleiber
Soloist Hilde Rossel Majdan -Contralto, Fernando Corena - Bass, Cesare Siepi - Bass, Hilde Gueden -Soprano, Alfred Poell - Baritone, Suzanne Danco - Soprano, Murray Dickie - Tenor, Wiener Staatsopernchor - Choir
Band Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
01:39 Play
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Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 Act 2: "Tutto e come io lasciai"

Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 Act 2: "Tutto e come io lasciai"

Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor Eric Kleiber
Soloist Hilde Rossel Majdan -Contralto, Fernando Corena - Bass, Cesare Siepi - Bass, Hilde Gueden -Soprano, Alfred Poell - Baritone, Suzanne Danco - Soprano, Murray Dickie - Tenor, Wiener Staatsopernchor - Choir
Band Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
01:19 Play
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Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 Act 2: "Esci, ormai, garzon malnato" - "Susanna!... Signore!"

Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 Act 2: "Esci, ormai, garzon malnato" - "Susanna!... Signore!"

Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor Eric Kleiber
Soloist Hilde Rossel Majdan -Contralto, Fernando Corena - Bass, Cesare Siepi - Bass, Hilde Gueden -Soprano, Alfred Poell - Baritone, Suzanne Danco - Soprano, Murray Dickie - Tenor, Wiener Staatsopernchor - Choir
Band Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
08:43 Play
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Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 Act 2: "Signore, di fuori" - "Ah! signore... signor!"

Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 Act 2: "Signore, di fuori" - "Ah! signore... signor!"

Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor Eric Kleiber
Soloist Hilde Rossel Majdan -Contralto, Fernando Corena - Bass, Cesare Siepi - Bass, Hilde Gueden -Soprano, Alfred Poell - Baritone, Suzanne Danco - Soprano, Murray Dickie - Tenor, Wiener Staatsopernchor - Choir
Band Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
09:19 Play
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Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 Act 2: "Voi signor, che giusto siete"

Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 Act 2: "Voi signor, che giusto siete"

Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor Eric Kleiber
Soloist Hilde Rossel Majdan -Contralto, Fernando Corena - Bass, Cesare Siepi - Bass, Hilde Gueden -Soprano, Alfred Poell - Baritone, Suzanne Danco - Soprano, Murray Dickie - Tenor, Wiener Staatsopernchor - Choir
Band Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
03:50 Play
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Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 Act 2: "Che imbarazzo e mai questo" - "Via, fatti core"

Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 Act 2: "Che imbarazzo e mai questo" - "Via, fatti core"

Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor Eric Kleiber
Soloist Hilde Rossel Majdan -Contralto, Fernando Corena - Bass, Cesare Siepi - Bass, Hilde Gueden -Soprano, Alfred Poell - Baritone, Suzanne Danco - Soprano, Murray Dickie - Tenor, Wiener Staatsopernchor - Choir
Band Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
02:20 Play
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Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 Act 2: "Crudel! perche finora" - "E perche fosti meco"

Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 Act 2: "Crudel! perche finora" - "E perche fosti meco"

Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor Eric Kleiber
Soloist Hilde Rossel Majdan -Contralto, Fernando Corena - Bass, Cesare Siepi - Bass, Hilde Gueden -Soprano, Alfred Poell - Baritone, Suzanne Danco - Soprano, Murray Dickie - Tenor, Wiener Staatsopernchor - Choir
Band Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
03:20 Play
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Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 Act 2: Hai gia vinta la causa!...Vedro mentr'io sospiro...

Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 Act 2: Hai gia vinta la causa!...Vedro mentr'io sospiro...

Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor Eric Kleiber
Soloist Hilde Rossel Majdan -Contralto, Fernando Corena - Bass, Cesare Siepi - Bass, Hilde Gueden -Soprano, Alfred Poell - Baritone, Suzanne Danco - Soprano, Murray Dickie - Tenor, Wiener Staatsopernchor - Choir
Band Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
06:28 Play
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Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 Act 2: "Riconosci in questo amplesso" - "Eccovi, o caro amico" - "Andiamo, andiam, bel paggio"

Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 Act 2: "Riconosci in questo amplesso" - "Eccovi, o caro amico" - "Andiamo, andiam, bel paggio"

Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor Eric Kleiber
Soloist Hilde Rossel Majdan -Contralto, Fernando Corena - Bass, Cesare Siepi - Bass, Hilde Gueden -Soprano, Alfred Poell - Baritone, Suzanne Danco - Soprano, Murray Dickie - Tenor, Wiener Staatsopernchor - Choir
Band Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
06:33 Play
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Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 Act 2: E Susanna non vien...Dove sono i biei momenti...Io

Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 Act 2: E Susanna non vien...Dove sono i biei momenti...Io

Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor Eric Kleiber
Soloist Hilde Rossel Majdan -Contralto, Fernando Corena - Bass, Cesare Siepi - Bass, Hilde Gueden -Soprano, Alfred Poell - Baritone, Suzanne Danco - Soprano, Murray Dickie - Tenor, Wiener Staatsopernchor - Choir
Band Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
06:39 Play
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Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 Act 2: Cosa mi narri!...Che soave zeffiretto...Piegato e

Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 Act 2: Cosa mi narri!...Che soave zeffiretto...Piegato e

Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor Eric Kleiber
Soloist Hilde Rossel Majdan -Contralto, Fernando Corena - Bass, Cesare Siepi - Bass, Hilde Gueden -Soprano, Alfred Poell - Baritone, Suzanne Danco - Soprano, Murray Dickie - Tenor, Wiener Staatsopernchor - Choir
Band Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
07:42 Play
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Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 Act 2: Ecco la marcia...Eh, gia, solita usanza

Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 Act 2: Ecco la marcia...Eh, gia, solita usanza

Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor Eric Kleiber
Soloist Hilde Rossel Majdan -Contralto, Fernando Corena - Bass, Cesare Siepi - Bass, Hilde Gueden -Soprano, Alfred Poell - Baritone, Suzanne Danco - Soprano, Murray Dickie - Tenor, Wiener Staatsopernchor - Choir
Band Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
06:22 Play
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Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 Act 3: L'ho perduta...Barbarina, cos'hai?

Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 Act 3: L'ho perduta...Barbarina, cos'hai?

Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor Eric Kleiber
Soloist Hilde Rossel Majdan -Contralto, Fernando Corena - Bass, Cesare Siepi - Bass, Hilde Gueden -Soprano, Alfred Poell - Baritone, Suzanne Danco - Soprano, Murray Dickie - Tenor, Wiener Staatsopernchor - Choir
Band Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
04:37 Play
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Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 Act 3: Il capro e la capretta...Nel padiglione a manca

Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 Act 3: Il capro e la capretta...Nel padiglione a manca

Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor Eric Kleiber
Soloist Hilde Rossel Majdan -Contralto, Fernando Corena - Bass, Cesare Siepi - Bass, Hilde Gueden -Soprano, Alfred Poell - Baritone, Suzanne Danco - Soprano, Murray Dickie - Tenor, Wiener Staatsopernchor - Choir
Band Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
05:31 Play
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Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 Act 3: "In quegli anni in cui val poco"

Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 Act 3: "In quegli anni in cui val poco"

Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor Eric Kleiber
Soloist Hilde Rossel Majdan -Contralto, Fernando Corena - Bass, Cesare Siepi - Bass, Hilde Gueden -Soprano, Alfred Poell - Baritone, Suzanne Danco - Soprano, Murray Dickie - Tenor, Wiener Staatsopernchor - Choir
Band Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
04:07 Play
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Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 Act 3: "Tutto e disposto"

Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 Act 3: "Tutto e disposto"

Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor Eric Kleiber
Soloist Hilde Rossel Majdan -Contralto, Fernando Corena - Bass, Cesare Siepi - Bass, Hilde Gueden -Soprano, Alfred Poell - Baritone, Suzanne Danco - Soprano, Murray Dickie - Tenor, Wiener Staatsopernchor - Choir
Band Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
05:26 Play
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Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 Act 3: Giunse alfin il momento...Deh, vieni, non tardar...

Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 Act 3: Giunse alfin il momento...Deh, vieni, non tardar...

Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor Eric Kleiber
Soloist Hilde Rossel Majdan -Contralto, Fernando Corena - Bass, Cesare Siepi - Bass, Hilde Gueden -Soprano, Alfred Poell - Baritone, Suzanne Danco - Soprano, Murray Dickie - Tenor, Wiener Staatsopernchor - Choir
Band Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
04:49 Play
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Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 Act 3: Pian pianin le andro piu presso...Tutto e tranquillo

Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 Act 3: Pian pianin le andro piu presso...Tutto e tranquillo

Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor Eric Kleiber
Soloist Hilde Rossel Majdan -Contralto, Fernando Corena - Bass, Cesare Siepi - Bass, Hilde Gueden -Soprano, Alfred Poell - Baritone, Suzanne Danco - Soprano, Murray Dickie - Tenor, Wiener Staatsopernchor - Choir
Band Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
11:41 Play
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Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 Act 3: "Gente, gente, all'armi"

Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 Act 3: "Gente, gente, all'armi"

Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor Eric Kleiber
Soloist Hilde Rossel Majdan -Contralto, Fernando Corena - Bass, Cesare Siepi - Bass, Hilde Gueden -Soprano, Alfred Poell - Baritone, Suzanne Danco - Soprano, Murray Dickie - Tenor, Wiener Staatsopernchor - Choir
Band Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
04:38 Play
Total Running Time 172 minutes
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Erich Kleiber conducts a star-studded cast in a spine-tingling performance The Gramophone Classical Music Guide 2010 believes 'no lover of this opera should be without'.

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Erich Kleiber

The eminent Austrian conductor is renowned for his performances of the music of Mozart and L.v. Beethoven. He also composed; among his works are a Violin Concerto, Piano Concerto, orchestral variations, Capriccio for Orchestra, numerous chamber music works, piano pieces, and songs.

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Vienna Philharmonic

Vienna Philharmonic

There is perhaps no other musical ensemble more consistently and closely associated with the history and tradition of European classical music than the Vienna Philharmonic.

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Mozart is one of the most enduringly popular classical composers. He is responsible for over 600 works, many acknowledged as pinnacles of symphonic, concertante, chamber, piano, operatic, and choral music.
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New recordings of this Mozart masterpiece continue to appear in the catalogues, and each appearance prompts yet another recommendation for this 1955 recording. The recorded legacy of the legendary Erich Kleiber is woefully small and this recording is widely acknowledged as being the finest he has left us.  Now remastered at 96kHz in 24-bit digital stereo from the original analogue mastertapes.

The singers were all hailed as leading Mozart interpreters of their time and the performance is further distinguished by the participation of the Wiener Philharmoniker and the Wiener Staatsopernchor - the most sought-after ingredients for all Mozart opera recordings; and with one of the greatest conductors of all time at the helm, this set is destined to remain at the top of the list through the 21st century. 

'One of the classics of the gramophone, beautifully played by the Vienna Philharmonic, conducted with poise and vitality and a real sense of the drama unfolding through the music. It's very much a Viennese performance, warm, sensuous and alive to the interplay of character. At the centre is Hilde Gueden, whose Susanna has echoes of Viennese operetta singing although she remains a true Mozartian stylist - her 'Deh vieni' is impeccably graceful and perfectly timed ... But the true star is Erich Kleiber. The beginning of the opera sets your spine a-tingling with theatrical expectation ... all through he insists on full musical value ... once again, no lover of this opera should be without this recording.' Gramophone

'Kleiber's Figaro is a classic of the classics of the gramophone: beautifully played by the Vienna Phil, conducted with poise and vitality and a real sense of the drama unfolding through the music. It's very much a Viennese performance, not perhaps as graceful or as effervescent as some but warm, sensuous and alive to the interplay of character.

At the centre is Hilde Gueden, whose Susanna has echoes of operetta, although she remains a true Mozartian stylist. Lisa della Casa's Countess may not be one of the most dramatic but the voice is full yet focused. Suzanne Danco's Cherubino isn't exactly impassioned, and is really as much girlish as boyish, but it's still neat and musical singing. The balance among the men is affected by the casting of Figaro with a weightier singer than the Count. But Alfred Poell's Count makes up in natural authority and aristocratic manner what he lacks in sheer power, and he shows himself capable of truly sensual singing in the Act 3 duet with Susanna.
There are excellent performances, too, from Corena's verbally athletic Bartolo and Dickie's alert, ironic Basilio. However, the true star is Erich Kleiber. The beginning of the opera sets your spine tingling with theatrical expectation.

Act 1 goes at pretty smart tempos, but all through he insists on full musical value. There's no rushing in the confrontations at the end of Act 2 - all is measured and properly argued through. The sound is satisfactory, for a set of this vintage, and no lover of this opera should be without it.' The Gramophone Classical Music Guide 2010


Extract from the sleeve notes by Warwick Thompson

This recording caused quite a stir when it was released in November 1955. There had been other recordings - one from Glyndebourne, one from Karajan - but this was the first complete set, including all the recitatives. There were other reasons too, of course, for its success. The overall feeling of measured playfulness, and wit and wistfulness combined, soon won the work many healthy reviews. Philip Hope-Wallace writing in the Gramophone only four years after its release already regarded it as an established classic: 'As long as we have to ask 'Which is the best complete Figaro', there can be only one answer: This'.


Performers:

Alfred Poell - Il Conte di Almaviva 
Lisa della Casa - La Contessa 
Hilde Gueden - Susanna 
Cesare Siepi - Figaro 
Suzanne Danco - Cherubino 
Hilde Rösse-Majdan - Marcellina
Fernando Corena - Bartolo
Murray Dickie - Basilio
Wiener Staatsopernchor
Wiener Philharmoniker 
Erich Kleiber


Recording information:
Recording location: Redoutensaal, Vienna, June 1955
Producers: Victor Olof & Peter Andry
Recording engineers: James Brown & Cyril Windebank

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