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MAYR, J.S.: Saffo [Opera] (A.L. Brown, M. Schäfer, Jaewon Yun, Bavarian State Opera Chorus, Simon Mayr Choir, Concerto de Bassus, Hauk)

    
      

 




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MAYR, J.S.: Saffo [Opera] (A.L. Brown, M. Schäfer, Jaewon Yun, Bavarian State Opera Chorus, Simon Mayr Choir, Concerto de Bassus, Hauk)

No one did more to combine in his operas the innovations of the Viennese classical composers, Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven, with the Italian ideal of bel canto than Johann Simon Mayr, the Bavarian composer who rose to fame in Italy. His opera Saffo, first performed in 1794, dates from his years in Venice. Not only was it his first opera but it was premièred at the Teatro La Fenice where it was enthusiastically received. It is full of surprising and striking elements, with a strong musical realisation of the text, supportive string and woodwind writing and vivid solo and choral effects. Set by the Rock of Leucas, from which unsuccessful lovers leap to their deaths, the opera deals with the poetess Sappho’s unhappy love for Phaon, finally resolved in a happy ending.



Disc 1

Mayr, Johann Simon
Sografi, Antonio Simone, lyricist(s)

  Saffo
1.   Play with flash player Sinfonia 00:05:27
2.   Play with flash player Act I: Coro e Recitativo: Ecco la Pizia (Coro, Saffo, Alceo, Faone) 00:04:24
3.   Play with flash player Act I: Recitativo: Venerato Ministro, in me tu vedi (Faone, Amfizione) 00:00:53
4.   Play with flash player Act I: Aria: Queste esanimi e candide belve (Faone) 00:01:42
5.   Play with flash player Act I: Recitativo: Alceo di Mitilene s'offre agli sguardi (Alceo, Amfizione) 00:01:12
6.   Play with flash player Act I: Aria: Lasciai del campo gli orridi bellici (Alceo) 00:02:00
7.   Play with flash player Act I: Recitativo: Venga di Lesbo la teoria (Amfizione) 00:00:10
8.   Play with flash player Act I: Entrata di Saffo 00:01:10
9.   Play with flash player Act I: Recitativo: Alfine premere m'e concesso (Saffo, Amfizione) 00:02:28
10.   Play with flash player Act I: Recitativo: Ah dicesti abbastanza (Saffo) 00:00:53
11.   Play with flash player Act I: Aria: L'onda del mar, che al vento (Saffo) 00:05:46
12.   Play with flash player Act I: Recitativo: Andiam, offriamo, amici (Amfizione) 00:00:27
13.   Play with flash player Act I: Aria: Dentro lo speco incognito (Amfizione) 00:02:01
14.   Play with flash player Act I: Recitativo: Non t'inoltrar, il passo arresta (Alceo, Saffo) 00:02:31
15.   Play with flash player Act I: Recitativo: Ebben: t'appaghero (Alceo, Saffo) 00:00:55
16.   Play with flash player Act I: Recitativo: Ah, s'egli fosse giunto (Saffo, Alceo) 00:01:47
17.   Play with flash player Act I: Aria: Torni la pace al cor (Alceo) 00:04:56
18.   Play with flash player Act I: Recitativo: O mie compagne udiste (Saffo) 00:01:21
19.   Play with flash player Act I: Coro di Cacciatori: Serena il tuo pensier (Coro) 00:02:03
20.   Play with flash player Act I: Recitativo: Amici, al vostro affetto grato io son (Faone, Saffo) 00:02:17
21.   Play with flash player Act I: Recitativo: Ah si per lei l'Eliso istesso (Faone, Saffo) 00:02:32
22.   Play with flash player Act I: Aria: Sfidar in sol per lei (Faone) 00:04:33
23.   Play with flash player Act I: Recitativo: Ecco l'oracol mio (Alceo, Saffo) 00:01:10
24.   Play with flash player Act I: Recitativo: Ch'il pronunzio (Alceo, Saffo, Faone, Coro) 00:01:21
25.   Play with flash player Act I: Finale: Amor crudel deh non mi togliere (Faone, Saffo, Alceo, Coro) 00:06:56


Disc 2

Mayr, Johann Simon
Sografi, Antonio Simone, lyricist(s)

  Saffo
1.   Play with flash player Act II: Coro: Sciogli gli accenti tuoi (Coro) 00:02:24
2.   Play with flash player Act II: Recitativo: Vati, stranier, teori (Laodamia, Euricleo, Faone, Alceo) 00:00:46
3.   Play with flash player Act II: Recitativo: Nume del Ciel che sei (Faone, Alceo) 00:01:41
4.   Play with flash player Act II: Duetto: Langue d'amor quest'alma (Faone, Alceo) 00:02:07
5.   Play with flash player Act II: Recitativo: E tu perche non sciogli (Laodamia, Euricleo) 00:00:38
6.   Play with flash player Act II: Duetto: Cessa di piangere per un ingrato (Laodamia, Euricleo) 00:02:20
7.   Play with flash player Act II: Recitativo: Così piacesse al Nume (Saffo) 00:00:38
8.   Play with flash player Act II: Recitativo: Piacesse a te svelar quando (Saffo) 00:01:29
9.   Play with flash player Act II: Aria: Soave, dolce, cara e la morte (Saffo) 00:02:51
10.   Play with flash player Act II: Recitativo: Eppur mi fa pieta quell'infelice (Laodamia, Euricleo) 00:00:52
11.   Play with flash player Act II: Recitativo: Odi il funesto grido (Laodamia, Euricleo) 00:00:51
12.   Play with flash player Act II: Coro: Palpitante… agitata… tremante (Coro, Saffo, Faone, Alceo, Amfizione) 00:04:01
13.   Play with flash player Act II: Recitativo: Saffo, e che ti spaventa (Saffo, Alceo, Amfizione, Laodamia, Faone) 00:02:14
14.   Play with flash player Act II: Recitativo: Quanti, crudeli, siete contro di me (Alceo) 00:01:59
15.   Play with flash player Act II: Aria: Tacito e mesto in volto (Alceo) 00:05:05
16.   Play with flash player Act II: Recitativo: T'arresti ancor! (Saffo, Faone) 00:00:53
17.   Play with flash player Act II: Recitativo: Rispetta i giorni tuoi (Faone) 00:00:48
18.   Play with flash player Act II: Cavatina: Nato son gia alle lagrime (Faone) 00:01:33
19.   Play with flash player Act II: Recitativo: Saffo, non ti smarir (Amfizione) 00:00:40
20.   Play with flash player Act II: Aria: La dolce speranza disgombri il duol (Amfizione) 00:01:39
21.   Play with flash player Act II: Recitativo: E quel pianto, quel duolo (Saffo) 00:02:35
22.   Play with flash player Act II: Aria: Pallida morte, vieni: guidami (Saffo) 00:04:45
23.   Play with flash player Act II: Recitativo: Andiam, miei fidi (Amfizione, Laodamia, Euricleo) 00:00:55
24.   Play with flash player Act II: Recitativo: Ciascun mi fugge (Faone) 00:03:19
25.   Play with flash player Act II: Coro: Dormi, riposa bell'alma amorosa (Coro, Faone) 00:01:25
26.   Play with flash player Act II: Recitativo: Vuoi ch'io la salvi!… oh, Dio (Faone, Alceo) 00:03:29
27.   Play with flash player Act II: Aria: Dille… ma no… vorrei… (Faone, Coro) 00:05:12
28.   Play with flash player Act II: Recitativo: Tutto svani. Per questa volta invano (Amfizione, Euricleo, Laodamia) 00:00:38
29.   Play with flash player Act II: Coro: Vivi leggiadra e bella (Coro, Saffo, Alceo, Faone) 00:02:42

Total Playing Time: 02:01:24






Composer(s):
Mayr, Johann Simon

Lyricist(s):
Sografi, Antonio Simone

Conductor(s):
Hauk, Franz

Orchestra(s):
Concerto de Bassus

Choir(s):
Bavarian State Opera Chorus, members; Simon Mayr Choir

Artist(s):
Brown, Andrea Lauren; Hauk, Franz; Papenmeyer, Marie-Sande; Preis, Daniel; Ruckgaber, Katharina; Schäfer, Markus; Yun, Jaewon

Label: Naxos

Genre: Opera

Period: Classical

Catalogue No: 8.660367-68

Barcode: 730099036771

Release Date: 01/2016

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