Mozart in London ()

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composed by Carl Friedrich Abel, Davide Perez, Egidio Duni, George Rush, Giovanni Battista Pescetti, Johann Christian Bach, Samuel Arnold, Thomas Arne, William Bates, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Mozart and his family spent 15 months in London when the composer was eight years old. In London he wrote his first symphonies and first vocal works, serving major notice to the world. Those have been recorded before and are included here, but what's novel is the inclusion of music by other composers whom Mozart would have heard in London. Many of the works here receive their premiere recordings, and The Mozartists and conductor Ian Page ably sketch the influences they likely had on Mozart. Some of the influences from J.C. ...

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  1. Symphony No. 1 in E flat major, K. 16
  2. Judith, oratorio: Sleep, gentle Cherub! Sleep descend
  3. Judith, oratorio: O torment great, too great to bear
  4. Artaxerxes, opera in 3 acts: Amid a thousand racking woes
  5. Artaxerxes, opera in 3 acts: O too lovely, too unkind
  6. Concerto for harpsichord & strings in D major, Op. 1/6, CW C54 (T. 293/3)
  7. Non so donde viene, aria for voice & continuo, CW G3/22b (alternative arias for operas, 4 versions): Non so d'onde viene
  8. Confusa, smarrita, aria for soprano & orchestra (for the pasticcio opera "Berenice"): Confusa, smarrita
  9. The Guardian Outwitted, opera: O Dolly, I part
  10. To speak my mind of womankind, aria for tenor & orchestra (for the pasticcio opera "The Maid of the Mill")
  11. Hist, hist! I hear my mother call, aria for soprano & orchestra (for the pasticcio opera "The Maid of the Mill")
  12. Symphony No. 4 in D major, K. 19
  13. Caro mio bene, addio, aria for soprano & orchestra (for the pasticcio opera "Ezio")
  14. Symphony in F major (fragment), K. Anh. 223 (K. 19a)
  15. Adriano in Siria, opera seria in 3 acts, CW G6 (T. 211/1): Recitativo accompagnato: Ah, come mi balza il cor
  16. Adriano in Siria, opera seria in 3 acts, CW G6 (T. 211/1): Aria: Deh lascia, o ciel pietoso
  17. Adriano in Siria, opera seria in 3 acts, CW G6 (T. 211/1): Cara la dolce fiamma
  18. The Capricious Lovers, opera: Overture: 1. Allegro
  19. The Capricious Lovers, opera: Overture: 2. Allegretto
  20. The Capricious Lovers, opera: Overture: 3. Allegro
  21. The Capricious Lovers, opera: Thus laugh'd at, jilted and betray'd
  22. Pharnaces, opera: In this I fear my latest breath
  23. Va, dal furor portata, aria for tenor & orchestra, K. 21 (K. 19c)
  24. Se non ti moro a lato, aria (for the pasticcio opera "Solimano")
  25. Symphony in E flat major, Op. 7/6, WKO 18
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Mozart in London
2018, Signum Classics

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