Mozart - Symphony No.40, Ballet Music from Idomeneo, etc | Avie AV2159

Mozart - Symphony No.40, Ballet Music from Idomeneo, etc

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Label: Avie

Cat No: AV2159

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 5th July 2010



Amanda Forsythe (soprano)
Apollo’s Fire


Jeannette Sorrell


Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Contredanse: Menuetto cantabile (Adagio), K463
Contredanse in B flat major, K123
Contredanses (6), K462
» no.5
» no.6
Idomeneo, Re di Creta: ballet music, K367
Lucio Silla, K135
» In un istante... Parto m'affretto
Symphony no.40 in G minor, K550


Amanda Forsythe (soprano)
Apollo’s Fire


Jeannette Sorrell


Apollo’s Fire, the leading American period-instrument orchestra from Cleveland founded in 1992 by award-winning harpsichordist and conductor Jeannette Sorrell, launches a major new series on Avie with two vibrant and varied recordings (a recording of J S Bach is being released simultaneously), featuring the music of Mozart.

These vibrant performances of varied works by Mozart feature popular repertoire brought together in pairings that have not appeared on disc before. It leads with the composer’s darkest Symphony, No.40 in G minor.

American soprano Amanda Forsythe joins the group in a dramatic recitative and virtuoso aria from Lucio Silla.

Also included is the Ballet Music from Idomeneo, a festive and rarely-heard suite from the last great work in the opera seria tradition. Rounding out the disc are four lively and entertaining Contradances.

Taking its name from the classical god of music and the sun, Apollo’s Fire is dedicated to the performance of 17th- and 18th-century music on period instruments. Founder and Music Director Jeannette Sorrell and her ensemble of dynamic and creative early-music artists from North America and Europe have been praised internationally for stylistic freshness and buoyancy, animated spontaneity, technical excellence and creative programming.

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