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Mozart: Desperate herorines

Sandrine Piau, Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, Ivor Bolton

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"... there's plenty to enjoy in this stylish recital ... (Piau) brings elegance as well as emotional urgency to her heroines ... there’s barely a fault to find ... "
- Sinfini Music

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Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), K. 492  
1
Act IV: L'ho perduta, Me meschina
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Sandrine Piau; Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg; Ivor Bolton
1:36
Don Giovanni, K. 527  
2
Act II: Crudele ?... non mi dir
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Sandrine Piau; Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg; Ivor Bolton
6:23
La finta giardiniera, K. 196  
3
Act I: Geme la tortorella
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Sandrine Piau; Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg; Ivor Bolton
4:07
Mitridate, re di Ponto, K. 87  
4
Act III: Ah ben ne fui presaga... pallid’ombre
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Sandrine Piau; Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg; Ivor Bolton
6:38
Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), K. 492  
5
Act IV: Giunse alfin il momento... deh vieni non tardar
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Sandrine Piau; Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg; Ivor Bolton
4:03
La finta giardiniera, K. 196  
6
Act II: Crudeli, oh dio! fermate. Ah, dal pianto
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Sandrine Piau; Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg; Ivor Bolton
6:39
Idomeneo re di Creta, K. 366  
7
Act II: Se il padre perdei
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Sandrine Piau; Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg; Ivor Bolton
5:53
Lucio Silla, K. 135  
8
Act III: Sposo, mia vita... frà i pensieri
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Sandrine Piau; Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg; Ivor Bolton
5:47
Il re pastore, K. 208  
9
Act II: L’amerò
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Sandrine Piau; Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg; Ivor Bolton
6:28
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    47:34
"... a reminder of what a fine Mozartean she is ... wonderfully stylish in the extracts from the early opera serias ... she’s a very fine, intelligent artist and Ivor Bolton and the Salzburg Orchestra accompany her most sympathetically."
- The Guardian

"... Piau sings delightfully, with fresh, pellucid tone and keen dramatic understanding ... Piau brings each of these women, amorous, vulnerable and/or tormented, to vivid life ... many of the numbers here give unalloyed pleasure ..."
- Gramophone

French soprano Sandrine Piau revisits Mozart in this recital of tragic arias from her favourite heroines in the composer's operas including Le Nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni and Il rè pastore. The recording features the orchestra of Mozart's city, Mozarteumorchester Salzburg and its renowned music director Ivor Bolton.

"... a recital disc is a sort of personal diary that lays bare your choices and your interpretations. A gallery of characters like this one gives a singer a range of emotions that she doesn’t get to tackle in a complete opera."
- Sandrine Piau
44.1 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Naive Studio Masters

Recorded in november 2013 at the Stiftung Mozarteum, Salzburg (Austria)
Recording producer: Laure Casenave-Péré
Balance engineer: Thomas Dappelo

Sound assistant: Ken Yoshida

Editing & mastering: Laure Casenave-Péré
Harpsichord tuning: Kenneth Smith
Recording system: Studio Kali son

Recording & editing system: Pyramix

Microphones: TLM 50, TLM 170, Schoeps MK21, 4052
Preamplifiers & converter: DAD AX24 et Merging Horus
Cover photo: © Sandrine Expilly

Inside photos: Sandrine Piau © Sandrine Expilly, Ivor Bolton © Ben Wright
Scores: © Bärenreiter-Verlag

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