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1773 was a key year for orchestral music. Mozart composed his "little G minor Symphony" No.25, and began work on the music for the play Thamos, König in Ägypten. In Paris, Grétry perfected the opéra-comique, a genre combining the light and the serious, and completely renewed the musical drama. Is it a mere coincidence that their compositions of that year show the same intensity and dramatic efficacy? Martin Wåhlberg, at the head of his Orkester Nord, thinks not. Here he paints a bold picture: that of a Mozart taking inspiration from the new French theatre music, while retaining his own exceptional inventiveness and sense of form. The works recorded here enable us to trace the evolution of the emerging symphony, from the French theatre, with instrumental music from Grétry's Céphale et Procris, to the German theatre, with Mozart's music for the play Thamos, then the Mozart symphony, with his K.183, combining all of those elements in a purely orchestral work.
1773 was a key year for orchestral music. Mozart composed his "little G minor Symphony" No.25, and began work on the music for the play Thamos, König in Ägypten. In Paris, Grétry perfected the opéra-comique, a genre combining the light and the serious, and completely renewed the musical drama. Is it a mere coincidence that their compositions of that year show the same intensity and dramatic efficacy? Martin Wåhlberg, at the head of his Orkester Nord, thinks not. Here he paints a bold picture: that of a Mozart taking inspiration from the new French theatre music, while retaining his own exceptional inventiveness and sense of form. The works recorded here enable us to trace the evolution of the emerging symphony, from the French theatre, with instrumental music from Grétry's Céphale et Procris, to the German theatre, with Mozart's music for the play Thamos, then the Mozart symphony, with his K.183, combining all of those elements in a purely orchestral work.
5051083181242

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Format: CD
Label: APARTE
Rel. Date: 12/30/2022
UPC: 5051083181242

Mozart Gretry 1773
Artist: Orkester Nord / Wahlberg,Martin
Format: CD
New: Available $21.98
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DISC: 1

1. Mozart: Symphony No.25 in G Minor, K.183 I. Allegro con brio
2. Mozart: Symphony No.25 in G Minor, K.183 II. Andante
3. Mozart: Symphony No.25 in G Minor, K.183 III. Menuetto - Trio
4. Mozart: Symphony No.25 in G Minor, K.183 IV. Allegro
5. Grétry: Céphale et Procris, ou l'Amour conjugal (Suite) Ouverture
6. Grétry: Céphale et Procris, ou l'Amour conjugal (Suite) Ballet des nymphes de Diane - Menuet
7. Grétry: Céphale et Procris, ou l'Amour conjugal (Suite) Pantomime - Allegretto
8. Grétry: Céphale et Procris, ou l'Amour conjugal (Suite) Tambourin
9. Grétry: Céphale et Procris, ou l'Amour conjugal (Suite) Mouvement de lourd
10. Grétry: Céphale et Procris, ou l'Amour conjugal (Suite) Danse infernale
11. Grétry: Céphale et Procris, ou l'Amour conjugal (Suite) Larghetto
12. Grétry: Céphale et Procris, ou l'Amour conjugal (Suite) Chaconne
13. Mozart: Thamos, König in Ägypten K.345/336a (Suite) No.2: Maestoso - Allegro
14. Mozart: Thamos, König in Ägypten K.345/336a (Suite) No.3: Andante
15. Mozart: Thamos, König in Ägypten K.345/336a (Suite) No.4: Allegro
16. Mozart: Thamos, König in Ägypten K.345/336a (Suite) No.5: Allegro vivace assai

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1773 was a key year for orchestral music. Mozart composed his "little G minor Symphony" No.25, and began work on the music for the play Thamos, König in Ägypten. In Paris, Grétry perfected the opéra-comique, a genre combining the light and the serious, and completely renewed the musical drama. Is it a mere coincidence that their compositions of that year show the same intensity and dramatic efficacy? Martin Wåhlberg, at the head of his Orkester Nord, thinks not. Here he paints a bold picture: that of a Mozart taking inspiration from the new French theatre music, while retaining his own exceptional inventiveness and sense of form. The works recorded here enable us to trace the evolution of the emerging symphony, from the French theatre, with instrumental music from Grétry's Céphale et Procris, to the German theatre, with Mozart's music for the play Thamos, then the Mozart symphony, with his K.183, combining all of those elements in a purely orchestral work.
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