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Opera Explained: MOZART - Cosi fan tutte (Smillie)


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Opera Explained: MOZART - Cosi fan tutte (Smillie)

Opera Explained
An Introduction to... MOZART: Così fan tutte

Author: Thomson Smillie
Narrator: David Timson
1 CD
8-page booklet
Naxos 8.558069
ISBN: 1-84379-087-4

Così fan tutte contains some of Mozart's most sublime music. On one level, the opera is purely a social anecdote about young people falling in and out of love; but Mozart was a supreme sensualist and a great humanist, and invested the tale with all his understanding of humanity and young love.

On this CD, David Timson refutes the charge that Mozart squandered his genius on a work full of trivial nonsense and proves this 'miraculous yet problematic' opera to be a great work of theatre. To listen to this thought-provoking examination of the characters and the music is both thoroughly enriching and great fun.

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

  Opera Explained - MOZART: Cosi fan tutte
1.   Introduction to Cosi fan tutte 00:03:56
2.   Mozart's life and works 00:07:53
3.   The operas 00:04:35
4.   Act I: Don Alfonso, Guglielmo, and Ferrando 00:05:44
5.   Fiordiligi and Dorabella; nothing is obvious 00:05:31
6.   The boys go to war: 'Bella vita militar!' 00:07:35
7.   Despina 00:01:58
8.   The 'Albanians' 00:05:17
9.   Guglielmo and Ferrando 00:04:07
10.   Act I, Finale 00:06:43
11.   Act II 00:04:31
12.   Act II, Scene 4: The Garden 00:05:03
13.   Act II, Scene 8: Guglielmo and Ferrando 00:03:59
14.   Ferrando and Fiordiligi 00:05:19
15.   Act II, Scene 14: The Wedding 00:06:21

Total Playing Time: 01:18:32

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Timson, David

Label: Naxos Educational

Series: Opera Explained

Genre: Music Education

Period: Classical

Catalogue No: 8.558069

Barcode: 0636943806920

Physical Release: 01/2003

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