Magdalena and OAE / Giovanni Antonini
W. A. Mozart: Allegro molto (1st movement) from Symphony No. 40
Ch. W. Gluck: Di questa cetra in seno from Il Parnaso Confuso; Dance of the furies from Don Juan
W. A. Mozart: Recitative, Giunse alfin il momento from The Marriage of Figaro; Al desio di chi t'adora, K.577; Andante (2nd movement) from Symphony No. 40
Ch. W. Gluck: Berenice, dove sei? from Antigono
W. A. Mozart: Menuetto, Allegretto (3rd movement) from Symphony No. 40
Ch. W. Gluck: Se mai senti from La clemenza di Tito
W. A. Mozart: Finale, Allegro assai (4th movement) from Symphony No. 40; Parto, parto, ma tu ben mio from La clemenza di Tito
Love and Duty
Can you enjoy life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness? Or do you have to compromise?
The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment explores this question with sublime arias by Mozart and Gluck, sung by Magdalena.
The concert is constructed in an old-fashioned style, with operatic arias interceding the movements of Mozart’s passionate Symphony No.40.
Sweets songs of love from The Marriage of Figaro are contrasted with the challenges of duty laid bare in Mozart’s swansong, La Clemenza di Tito.