Mozart in London The Mozartists & Ian Page
Label: Signum Classics
Subgenre: Chamber Music
Artist: The Mozartists & Ian Page
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Thomas Augustine Arne, Johann Christian Bach (1735-1782), Egidio Duni, Samuel Arnold, Giovanni Battista Pescetti, George Rush, William Bates, David Perez, Carl Friedrich Abel
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- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791): Symphony No. 1 in E-Flat Major, K. 16:
- 1Symphony No. 1 in E-Flat Major, K. 16: I. Allegro molto05:39
- 2Symphony No. 1 in E-Flat Major, K. 16: II. Andante04:57
- 3Symphony No. 1 in E-Flat Major, K. 16: III. Presto01:33
- Thomas Augustine Arne (1710 - 1778): Judith: Aria:
- 4Sleep gentle cherub03:01
- 5Aria: O torment great, too great to bear03:46
- Artaxerxes: Act I: Air:
- 6Amid a thousand racking Woes04:47
- 7O too lovely, too unkind04:35
- Johann Christian Bach (1735 - 1782): Keyboard Concerto in D Major, Op. 1, No. 6, W. C54:
- 8Keyboard Concerto in D Major, Op. 1, No. 6, W. C54: I. Allegro assai04:44
- 9Keyboard Concerto in D Major, Op. 1, No. 6, W. C54: II. Andante03:31
- 10Keyboard Concerto in D Major, Op. 1, No. 6, W. C54: III. Allegro moderato02:54
- 11Ezio, W. G3/19: Ezio, W. G3/19: Non so d'onde viene08:26
- 12Berenice, W. G2/16: Confusa, smarrita05:56
- Thomas Augustine Arne (1710 - 1778): The Guardian Out-witted:
- 13O Dolly, I part02:35
- Egidio Duni (1708 - 1775): The Maid of the Mill, Act III:
- 14To speak my mind of womankind01:02
- Samuel Arnold (1740 - 1802): The Maid of the Mill, Act III:
- 15Hist, hist! I hear my mother call01:54
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791): Symphony No. 4 in D Major, K. 19:
- 16Symphony No. 4 in D Major, K. 19: I. Allegro02:18
- 17Symphony No. 4 in D Major, K. 19: II. Andante03:55
- 18Symphony No. 4 in D Major, K. 19: III. Presto02:49
- Giovanni Battista Pescetti (1704 - 1766): Ezio:
- 19Caro mio bene, addio09:02
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791): Symphony No. 4 in D Major, K. 19a:
- 20Symphony No. 4 in D Major, K. 19a: I. Allegro assai04:59
- 21Symphony No. 4 in D Major, K. 19a: II. Andante04:58
- 22Symphony No. 4 in D Major, K. 19a: III. Presto01:29
- Johann Christian Bach (1735 - 1782): Adriano in Siria, W. G6: Act II: Aria:
- 23Adriano in Siria, W. G6: Act II: Aria: Ah, come mi balza il cor!02:09
- 24Adriano in Siria, W. G6: Act II: Aria: Deh lascia, o ciel pietoso06:22
- 25Adriano in Siria, W. G6: Act II: Aria: Cara, la dolce fiamma08:50
- George Rush (1760 - 1785): The Capricious Lovers: Overture:
- 26The Capricious Lovers: Overture: I. Allegro02:16
- 27The Capricious Lovers: Overture: II. Allegretto00:56
- 28The Capricious Lovers: Overture: III. Allegro02:06
- 29The Capricious Lovers, Act I: Thus laugh'd at, jilted and betray'd02:37
- William Bates: Pharnaces:
- 30In this I fear my latest breath02:41
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791):
- 31Va, dal furor portata, K. 2106:14
- David Perez (1711 - 1778):
- 32Se non ti moro a lato09:28
- Carl Friedrich Abel (1723 - 1787): Symphony in E-Flat Major, Op. 7, No. 6, WKO 18:
- 33Symphony in E-Flat Major, Op. 7, No. 6, WKO 18: I. Allegro03:39
- 34Symphony in E-Flat Major, Op. 7, No. 6, WKO 18: II. Andante05:28
- 35Symphony in E-Flat Major, Op. 7, No. 6, WKO 18: III. Presto02:54
Info for Mozart in London
The Mozartists present an unprecedented survey of Mozart’s childhood stay in London from 1764-65. The wide-ranging programme includes Mozart’s remarkable first symphony (composed when he was eight years old), along with his two other London symphonies and his first concert aria. The repertoire also explores music that was being performed in London during Mozart’s stay, including works by J. C. Bach, Thomas Arne, Abel, Pescetti, Perez, George Rush and William Bates, many of which have not previously been recorded.
The album features an outstanding line-up of soloists comprising sopranos Ana Maria Labin, Anna Devin, Rebecca Bottone, Martene Grimson and Eleanor Dennis, mezzo- soprano Helen Sherman, tenors Ben Johnson and Robert Murray and harpsichordist Steven Devine. The album was recorded live during a weekend of performances at London’s Milton Court in February 2015 as part of the opening season of MOZART 250, and includes over a dozen world premiere recordings.
"This ingenious “musical exploration of Mozart’s childhood visit to London” interweaves three early symphonies and the concert aria K21 with music performed in the city during the family’s stay." (The Sunday Times)
"Vigorous vocal music by Thomas Arne, a dazzling harpsichord concerto from JC Bach, and a Carl Friedrich Abel symphony as tastily rich as a chocolate éclair" (The Times)
"Ian Page with his handpicked orchestra of around 20 players, is a dab hand at this sort of stuff." (Classic FM)
“Page draws lively and engaging performances from his orchestra, and the results certainly charm, whilst the programming ensures that there is much of interest as it illuminates musical life in 1760s London so wonderfully” (Planet Hugill)
Ian Page, conductor
is the founder, conductor and artistic director of Classical Opera and The Mozartists. He began his musical education as a chorister at Westminster Abbey, and studied English Literature at the University of York before completing his studies at the Royal Academy of Music in London. At the start of his career he worked on the music staff at Scottish Opera, Opera Factory, Drottningholm and Glyndebourne, working with such conductors as Sir Alexander Gibson, Nicholas McGegan, Mark Wigglesworth, Ivor Bolton and Sir Charles Mackerras.
With Classical Opera he has conducted most of Mozart’s operas, including the world premières of the “original” version of Mitridate, re di Ponto and a new completion of Zaide, as well as the UK premières of Gluck’s La clemenza di Tito, Telemann’s Orpheus and Jommelli’s Il Vologeso, and the first new staging for 250 years of Johann Christian Bach’s Adriano in Siria. In 2009 he made his Royal Opera House début conducting Arne’s Artaxerxes at the Linbury Studio Theatre, and his studio recording of the work was released in 2011 on Linn Records.
He also devised and conducted Classical Opera’s recordings of ‘The A-Z of Mozart Opera’ (Signum Classics) and ‘Blessed Spirit – a Gluck retrospective’ (Wigmore Hall Live), both of which were selected for Gramophone magazine’s annual Critics’ Choice, and in 2012 he embarked on a new complete cycle of Mozart opera recordings with Classical Opera. He is the creator and driving force behind of MOZART 250, a ground-breaking 27-year journey through Mozart’s life, works and influences, and in 2017 founded The Mozartists to facilitate his ever-expanding concert work.
Ian is deeply committed to nurturing and championing outstanding young singers and players – for several years he was a professor at the Royal College of Music, and he has given masterclasses for the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and The Royal Opera’s Jette Parker Young Artists Programme. He is also a passionate spokesman for classical music, opera and the arts, and has broadcast on BBC 4 and Sky Arts.
were created in 2017 by conductor, Ian Page, as a natural extension of his pioneering work with internationally renowned opera company, Classical Opera.
Classical Opera is best known for its current series, Mozart 250, in which they perform each year the operas and music that Mozart and his contemporaries composed 250 years ago. Comprising many of today’s leading period instrumentalists, The Mozartists perform alongside some of the world’s most exciting young singers.
In this concert, The Mozartists present a wide- ranging selection of works by Haydn, including a piano trio, songs, duets and some of his most delightful folksong settings, interspersed with two dramatically charged A minor sonatas by Mozart and Koželuch, played on the fortepiano by Steven Devine.