Le Nozze di Figaro
2004

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

A ‘neo-Classical’ approach - this is the only suitable adjective to define what we are looking for, with our period instruments, our fast tempos, the performance of the recitatives, the ornaments added here and there by the singers, and a few other features that may surprise the audience: an approach that is not ‘Baroque’ – the term would be wholly out of place here – but ‘neo-Classical’, as opposed to the ‘post-Romantic’ one which began to determine our listening habits in the first half of the twentieth century. Every period has its own Mozart tradition; the neo-Classical approach is the fruit of an increasingly intense desire, not to ‘reconstruct’ musical performance practices of Mozart’s time, but to utilise them with the imagination proper to the individual personality of each musician, as important elements that are nevertheless subordinate to an overall vision.’
(René Jacobs)


Tracklisting
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Le nozze di figaro


Mitwirkende
Véronique Gens, Sopran
Patrizia Ciofi, Sopran
Angelika Kirchschlager, Mezzosopran
Lorenzo Regazzo, Baß
Simon Keenlyside, Bariton
Antonio Abete, Baß
Kobie van Rensburg, Tenor
Nuria Rial, Sopran
Marie McLaughlin, Sopran
Elisabeth Rapp, Sopran
Yeree Suh, Sopran
Collegium Vocale Gent
René Jacobs, Leitung