martedì 8 marzo 2016

Handel · Mozart · Mosel - Timotheus oder die Gewalt der Musik

2 CD - MP3 192 Kbps - 2 RAR 172 Mb

This recording is of a concert that marked the bicentenary of the founding of the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Vienna and reconstructed its opening performance, which featured several hundred musicians (professional and amateur) performing Mozart’s re-orchestration of Handel’s Alexander’s Feast – as Timotheus oder Die Gewalt der Musik – with some further touching up (such as the addition of a bass drum, and extra brass) by Franz Ignaz von Mosel, who changed the title to Timotheus and also conducted. Nikolaus Harnoncourt used the original orchestral parts in preparing this performance. A work praising the power of music was an obvious choice for the society’s opening concert, but it also had political overtones as the Austrian Empire’s musical proficiency was represented as a factor in the part it played in the defeats inflicted upon Napoleon that year.


W.A. Mozart: Timotheus oder die Gewalt der Musik KV 591
Große Kantate nach G.F. Händels "Das Alexander-Fest" HWV 75

Roberta Invernizzi, soprano
Werner Güra, tenor
Gerald Finley, bass

Singverein der Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Wien

Concentus Musicus Wien
dir. Nikolaus Harnoncourt

Nessun commento:

Posta un commento