Mojca Erdmann is a stunning, fresh soprano from Hamburg who is at the beginning of what is promising to become a long and and prosperous international career. This recording was performed with La Cetra Barockorchester Basel conducted by Andrea Marcon.
Her debut album with Deutche Grammophon ‘Mostly Mozart’ has been a change for her. This CD is a collection of works by Mozart and his contemporaries which Mojca Erdmann’s voice is beautifully suited to this music. Her voice shows great flexibility and expresses the depths of emotion she is feeling with what she’s singing.
All of the aria’s Mojca Erdmann has included on this album are works that sparked her interest when she was putting together the project. The works by Mozart’s contemporaries are ones that have been almost forgotten. Resulting in an album that differs from what is usually produced and introduces listeners to some beautiful music that is seldom heard anymore from the Classical period and before. These are some of the composers that influenced Mozart and were very popular in their time but are now being left in the past.
The biggest drawcard to this album though is always going to be Mojca Erdmann’s voice – the exceptional combination of:
“technical mastery, tonal beauty and consummate expression she affords impressive proof of what Mozart singing can be like today”.
For lovers of classical music this is a must have to add to the collection and though this is her debut album I am sure it will only be the first of many.
1). “Tiger! wetze nur die Klauen” Zaide (Mozart)
2). “Par les larmes dont votre fille” Les Danaïdes (Antonio Salieri)
3). “Quando avran fine omai” Idomeneo (Mozart)
4). “Padre, germani, addio!” Idomeneo (Mozart)
5). “Ruhe sanft, mein holdes Leben” Zaide (Mozart)
6). “Ma se colpa” Don Giovanni (Mozart)
7). “Batti, batti, o bel Masetto” Don Giovanni (Mozart)
8). “Il mio ben quando verrà” Nina, o sia la Pazza per Amore (Giovanni Paisiello)
9). “Giunse alfin il momento” Le nozze di Figaro (Mozart)
10). “Deh vieni, non tardar” Le nozze di Figaro (Mozart)
11). “Es ist geschrieben” Günther von Schwarzburg (Holzbauer)
12). “Ihr Rosenstunden” Günther von Schwarzburg (Ignaz Holzbauer)
13). “Vedrai, carino” Don Giovanni (Mozart)
14). “A qui pourrai-je avoir recours” Amadis de Gaule (Johann Christian Bach)
15). “Ach, ich fühl’s” Die Zauberflöte (Mozart)
16). “Père babare, arrache-moi” Les Danaïdes (Antonio Salieri)
17). “Se il padre perdei” Idomeneo (Mozart)
18). “Die Klüfte sausen!” Günther von Schwarzburg (Ignaz Holzbauer)