Italian Arias

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Label: Glossa
Catalog: GCD923534
Format: COMPACT DISC

Mineccia, Filippo; Orchestra Farnesiana; Oberti, Luca

Between 1769 and 1773, Mozart made three travels to Italy, under the guidance of his father Leopold. The present program traces the stages especially of his first two trip from 1769 to 1771, during which the young Mozart played an important role in Milan's musical life, and reconstructs the most important musical encounters. Arias from "Mitridate" and "Ascanio in Alba" (written for the Teatro Regio Ducale Milan) and "Betulia Liberata" (written for Padua) can be heard. The program is rounded off by the musical background that Mozart found on the peninsula, illustrated by arias from operas by Guglielmi, Myslivecek and Gluck - all representatives of a style and a search for language that was precisely the reason why the "Viaggio in Italia" was an essential stage in the training of a young composer.

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