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MOZART: Davide penitente / Regina coeli, K. 108



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An Acclaimed Conductor with a Sense of Fun – Morten Schuldt-Jensen Talks to Jeremy Siepmann

MOZART: Davide penitente / Regina coeli, K. 108

In 1785, at the height of his career in Vienna, Mozart was commissioned by the Viennese Society of Musicians to write a work for a Lenten benefit concert. Short of time, he recycled the Kyrie and Gloria from his earlier unfinished Mass in C Minor to form part of the oratorio Davide penitente. Drawing upon the psalms of David, both penitential and joyful, this is a work of great beauty, notable for its memorable choruses, exquisite writing for the woodwind and, in particular, the two new solo arias, A te, fra tanti affanni (In you, amid such tribulation) and Tra l’oscure ombre funeste (Amid the dark grievous shadows), both of which begin with a long expressive opening followed by a virtuoso second section.

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
Da Ponte, Lorenzo, lyricist(s)

  Davide penitente, K. 469
1.   Play with flash player Alzai le flebili voci al Signor (Chorus, Soprano 1) 00:05:44
2.   Play with flash player Cantiam le glorie (Chorus) 00:02:04
3.   Play with flash player Aria: Lungi le cure ingrate (Soprano 2) 00:04:27
4.   Play with flash player Si pur sempre benigno, oh Dio (Chorus) 00:01:02
5.   Play with flash player Duet: Sorgi, o Signore, e spargi (Soprano 1 and 2) 00:02:40
6.   Play with flash player Aria: A te, fra tanti affanni (Tenor) 00:06:03
7.   Play with flash player Se vuoi, puniscimi (Chorus) 00:04:48
8.   Play with flash player Aria: Tra l'oscure ombre funeste (Soprano 1) 00:05:29
9.   Play with flash player Trio: Tutte le mie speranze (Soprano 1 and 2, Tenor) 00:03:38
10.   Play with flash player Chi in Dio sol spera - Di tai pericoli non ha timor (Chorus and Soli) 00:04:35

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

  Regina coeli, K. 108
11.   Play with flash player Regina coeli laetare (Chorus) 00:02:45
12.   Play with flash player Quia quem meruisti portare (Soprano, Chorus) 00:03:16
13.   Play with flash player Ora pro nobis Deum (Soprano) 00:03:51
14.   Play with flash player Alleluja (Soprano, Chorus) 00:02:42

Total Playing Time: 00:53:04

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Da Ponte, Lorenzo

Schuldt-Jensen, Morten

Leipzig Chamber Orchestra

Gewandhaus Chamber Choir

Lund, Trine Wilsberg; Odinius, Lothar; Wahlin, Kristina

Label: Naxos

Genre: Choral - Sacred

Period: Classical

Catalogue No: 8.570231

Barcode: 0747313023172

Release Date: 01/2008

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