Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
2/5. As a child prodigy, Mozart had tasted success at the court of Mannheim. He returned there with his mother at the age of 21 in search of work, but instead found love. Donald Macleod explores Mozart's unrequited passion for the soprano Aloysia Weber - though it was her sister Constanze who became his wife.
An aria for the revered castrato Venanzio Rauzzini and a piano sonata for a pupil in Mannheim also feature.
Felicity Lott (soprano)
London Mozart Players
Jane Glover (conductor)
Non so d'onde Viene
Natalie Dessay (soprano)
Orchestre de l'Opera de Lyon
Theodor Guschlbauer (conductor)
Sonata in C, K309
Ronald Brautigam (fortepiano)
Konstanze! Dich wieder zu sehen! – O wie angstlich, o wie feurig (Die Entfuhrung auf dem Serail, Act 1)
Belmonte ...... Ian Bostridge (tenor)
Les Arts Florissants
William Christie (director).