Ferenc Fricsay ’s first complete recording of a Mozart opera was made in December 1949 for the RIAS Berlin. For Fricsay, Mozart was the barometer of musical interpretation . In his reading of Mozart, he differed noticeably from the performance practice of his time: he used smaller forces...more
"A musical and intellectually satisfying experience, this sonic restoration of Fricsay’s first opera recording marks a vivid moment in Mozart performance-practice, from one of his most illustrious acolytes." (Audiophile Audition)
|Edition Ferenc Fricsay (VIII) – W.A. Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail|
|release date:||29. October 2008|
|total time:||105 min.|
Ferenc Fricsay’s first complete recording of a Mozart opera was made in December 1949 for the RIAS Berlin. For Fricsay, Mozart was the barometer of musical interpretation. In his reading of Mozart, he differed noticeably from the performance practice of his time: he used smaller forces within the orchestra and choir, both almost in chamber formation, produced a transparent, carefully graded sound within which every detail remains audible. The differentiated sound, the fresh and contrasting tempi and the careful portrayal of details with the whole set lead to a coherent musical concept.
In this recording, akin to a pilot scheme, Fricsay’s Mozart ideals are clearly outlined.
For the "Entführung aus dem Serail" we have produced an audio trailer. This trailer shows the story line of the opera in a short entertaining form.
The production is part of our series "Legendary Recordings" and bears the quality feature "1st Master Release". This term stands for the excellent quality of archival productions at audite. For all historical publications at audite are based, without exception, on the original tapes from broadcasting archives. In general these are the original analogue tapes, which attain an astonishingly high quality, even measured by today‘s standards, with their tape speed of up to 76 cm/sec. The remastering – professionally competent and sensitively applied – also uncovers previously hidden details of the interpretations. Thus, a sound of superior quality results. CD publications based on private recordings from broadcasts cannot be compared with these.
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