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MOZART, W.A.: Magic Flute (The) / La Clemenza di Tito (arr. for wind ensemble) (Saxonian Woodwind Academy)

The Classical Shop
release date: April 2009


Engineer:

Horst Springer



Record Label
Naxos

Genre:

Classical




Total Time - 72:16
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JOSEPH HEIDENREICH / WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART

 

Die Zauberflote (The Magic Flute), K. 620 (arr. J. Heidenreich for wind ensemble)

 
1 Overture 4:48
     
2 Act I: Ich sollte fort? 1:06
     
3 Act I: Der Vogelfanger bin ich ja 2:16
     
4 Act I: Hm! Hm! Hm! 4:38
     
5 Act I: Du feines Taubchen, nur herein! 1:58
     
6 Act I: Bei Mannern, welche Liebe fuhlen 2:51
     
7 Act I: Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schon 3:13
     
8 Act I: Zum Ziele fuhrt dich diese Bahn 1:52
     
9 Act I: Wie stark ist nicht dein Zauberton! 2:30
     
10 Act I: Das klinget so herrlich 1:24
     
11 Act I: Wenn Tugend und Gerechtigkeit 1:15
     
12 Act II: O Isis und Osiris schenket 2:01
     
13 Act II: Wie? Wie? Wie? 2:20
     
14 Act II: Alles fuhlt der Liebe Freuden 1:28
     
15 Act II: Seid uns zum zweiten Mal willkommen 2:12
     
16 Act II: Soll ich dich, Teurer, nicht mehr sehn? 2:37
     
17 Act II: Ein Madchen oder Weibchen wunscht Papageno sich! 3:39
     
18 Act II: Pa-Pa-Pa-Pa-Pa-Papagena! Bist du mir nun ganz gegeben? 1:44
     
 

JOSEPH TRIEBENSEE / WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART

 

Le clemenza di Tito, K. 621 (arr. H. Triebensee for wind ensemble)

 
19 Overture 3:20
     
20 Act I: Deh, se piacer mi vuoi 5:41
     
21 Act I: Deh, prendi un dolce amplesso 1:13
     
22 Act I: March 2:06
     
23 Act I: Del piu sublime soglio 3:31
     
24 Act I: Ah, perdona al primo affetto 3:33
     
25 Act I: Ah, se fosse intorno al trono 2:06
     
26 Act I: Deh, conservate, oh Dei 6:54


When Emperor Joseph II established a professional wind ensemble (or Harmonie) drawn from the Viennese court orchestra in 1782, he initiated an influential trend that gave composers an important opportunity to popularise their operatic music. The beautifully crafted Harmoniemusik arrangements of arias and choruses from Mozart’s two last operatic masterpieces, Die Zauberflöte and La Clemenza di Tito, made by the composer’s contemporaries, Joseph Heidenreich and Joseph Triebensee, are superb examples of the genre, which showcase both the extraordinary richness of Mozart’s immortal music and the virtuosic talents of the serenading wind players.
 
 

 "The Saxonian Wind Academy is a group of principal players from the Chemnitz Robert Schumann Philharmonic. They play two long suites from Mozart’s two final operas, The Magic Flute and The Clemency of Titus; both premiered in 1791, the year he died. Transcribed by the little known Joseph Heidenreich, The Magic Flute is 44 minutes of the best music from both acts. The 20-year-old oboist Joseph Tribensee, who played in the premiere of The Magic Flute, worked on The Clemency of Titus, which he crafted into a 28- minute work with the overture and the catchiest tunes from the first act. If the name of Tribensee is familiar to wind aficionados, it’s because he wasn’t done yet; he spent the years 1796-1809 at the court of Liechtenstein, where he made many more wind ensemble arrangements, and in 1816 he succeeded Carl Maria von Weber as the director of the Prague Opera, which gave him easy access to even more scores. The transcriptions still work today; as in their time, they give a rich flavor of the work without the messiness and hullabaloo of the stage."

 
Patrick Hanudel - American Record Guide - May 2009
 

"This CD is a perfect delight, and a real treat for anyone who loves the sound of a wind band. It consists of excerpts from Mozart’s last two operas arranged for wind octet with occasional help from a double-bass. If this seems unusual to us then it certainly wasn’t to the Viennese of Mozart’s day. Harmoniemusik, as it was known, was a regularly used method of popularising tunes from the operatic hits of the day...  The playing is fruity and characterful throughout. It’s not surprising that the opening chords of the Zauberflöte overture sound so perfect in this arrangement. What is perhaps more surprising is how good the vocal lines sound... This disc brought me tremendous pleasure. Recording quality is full but not too close and the playing is of the highest order. This is a disc worthy to set alongside your favourite recordings of these operas. At Naxos super-budget price you can afford to try it and see what you think."
 
Simon Thompson - MusicWeb-International.com - March 2009

 "...This is an interesting disc, which documents some of the wind ensemble repertoire, as well as showing Mozart’s operatic masterpieces in a new light. In terms of the social history of music, it is fascinating to think that some people at Mozart’s time may have first heard these operas through these arrangements. The music itself works well in this format and although the operatic storyline is an interesting addition, the drama is not essential to the enjoyment of the music."

 
Carla Rees - MusicWeb-International.com - April 2009



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