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Apollo et Hyacinthus

The Mozartists

Apollo et Hyacinthus

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Format: CD
Label: Signum Classics
UPC: 0635212057728
Catnr: SIGCD 577
Release date: 04 October 2019
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Signum Classics
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0635212057728
Catalogue number
SIGCD 577
Release date
04 October 2019

"Mozart's "Apollo et Hyacinthus" by The Mozartists o.l.v. Ian Page, on the Signum Classics label. Magnificent!"

Stretto, 26-9-2019
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Following its successful full length opera, Artaxerxes, Classical Opera return with the first in an epic series of Mozart operas Apollo et Hyacinthus. Named in The Guardian as one of ‘The Best Classical albums of 2012’.

Classical Opera has mounted two staged productions of Mozart’s Apollo et Hyacinthus (1998 and 2006), with both receiving wide critical acclaim; The Independent stated, “Classical Opera’s polished debut in Apollo et Hyacinthus proved a pearl beyond price. Here was a work of staggering beauty riddled with sweet noises like Caliban’s enchanted isle.”

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The Mozartists

Under the direction of conductor Ian Page, The Mozartists (formerly Classical Opera) have established themselves among the most exciting period-instrument ensembles in Europe, attracting particular recognition for their fresh, dramatic and stylish performances, their imaginative and innovative programming, and their ability to discover and nurture outstanding young artists. On stage and in concert, they have performed many of Mozart’s operas, and they have given the UK premières of operas by Gluck, Telemann, Jommelli and Hasse. They appear regularly in London at venues such as Wigmore Hall, Southbank Centre, Cadogan Hall and the Barbican Centre, and they presented Mozart’s La finta semplice and Il re pastore and Arne’s Artaxerxes at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. They have also performed at many...
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Under the direction of conductor Ian Page, The Mozartists (formerly Classical Opera) have established themselves among the most exciting period-instrument ensembles in Europe, attracting particular recognition for their fresh, dramatic and stylish performances, their imaginative and innovative programming, and their ability to discover and nurture outstanding young artists.

On stage and in concert, they have performed many of Mozart’s operas, and they have given the UK premières of operas by Gluck, Telemann, Jommelli and Hasse. They appear regularly in London at venues such as Wigmore Hall, Southbank Centre, Cadogan Hall and the Barbican Centre, and they presented Mozart’s La finta semplice and Il re pastore and Arne’s Artaxerxes at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. They have also performed at many of the UK’s leading festivals and in France, Germany, Austria, Italy, Greece and the Czech Republic.

In 2015 the company launched MOZART 250, a ground-breaking 27-year project following the chronological trajectory of Mozart’s life, works and influences. Each year MOZART 250 explores the music being composed and performed by Mozart and his contemporaries exactly 250 years previously, and this major initiative has already incorporated music by over forty composers.

The Mozartists’ extensive discography has attracted widespread acclaim. In 2012 they embarked on a major new recording cycle of the complete Mozart operas on Signum Classics, and the first seven releases in the series have all received outstanding reviews. ‘The A-Z of Mozart Opera’ (Signum Classics) and ‘Blessed Spirit – a Gluck retrospective’ (Wigmore Hall Live) were both selected for Gramophone magazine’s annual Critics’ Choice, and their solo recital discs with tenor Allan Clayton (‘Where’er You Walk’) and soprano Sophie Bevan (‘Perfido!’) were both shortlisted for the International Opera Awards. At the Greater London Enterprise Awards, The Mozartists were named ‘Most Innovative Classical Music Ensemble’ in 2021 and ‘Best Nationwide Classical Music Ensemble’ in 2022.


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Ian Page (conductor)

Ian Page (conductor) is the founder, conductor and artistic director of Classical Opera, and is emerging as one of the leading British conductors of his generation. 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, Glyndebourne and the Drottningholm Slottsteater in Sweden, 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 early operas, including the world première of the ‘original’ version of Mitridate,...
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Ian Page (conductor) is the founder, conductor and artistic director of Classical Opera, and is emerging as one of the leading British conductors of his generation. 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, Glyndebourne and the Drottningholm Slottsteater in Sweden, 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 early operas, including the world première of the ‘original’ version of Mitridate, re di Ponto and a new completion of Zaide, as well as Le nozze di Figaro, Così fan tutte and La clemenza di Tito. He has also conducted the UK premières of Gluck’s La clemenza di Tito, Telemann’s Orpheus and Jommelli’s Il Vologeso, as well as 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 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 Critic’s Choice, and he recently embarked on an acclaimed new complete cycle of Mozart opera recordings with Classical Opera. He has also created and devised MOZART 250, Classical Opera’s ambitious 27-year journey through Mozart’s music and influences, which was launched in London in 2015.


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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, whose actual name is Joannes Chrysotomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart, was a composer, pianist, violinist and conductor from the classical period, born in Salzburg. Mozart was a child prodigy. Already competent on keyboard and violin, he composed from the age of five and performed before European royalty. Along with Johann Sebastian Bach and Ludwig van Beethoven, Mozart is considered to be one of the most influential composers of all of music's history. Within the classical tradition, he was able to develop new musical concepts which left an everlasting impression on all the composers that came after him. Together with Joseph Haydn and Ludwig van Beethoven he is part of the First Viennese School.  At 17, Mozart was engaged as...
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, whose actual name is Joannes Chrysotomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart, was a composer, pianist, violinist and conductor from the classical period, born in Salzburg. Mozart was a child prodigy. Already competent on keyboard and violin, he composed from the age of five and performed before European royalty. Along with Johann Sebastian Bach and Ludwig van Beethoven, Mozart is considered to be one of the most influential composers of all of music's history. Within the classical tradition, he was able to develop new musical concepts which left an everlasting impression on all the composers that came after him. Together with Joseph Haydn and Ludwig van Beethoven he is part of the First Viennese School. At 17, Mozart was engaged as a musician at the Salzburg court, but grew restless and traveled in search of a better position. From 1763 he traveled with his family through all of Europe for three years and from 1769 he traveled to Italy and France with his father Leopold after which he took residence in Paris. On July 3rd, 1778, his mother passed away and after a short stay in Munich with the Weber family, his father urged him to return to Salzburg, where he was once again hired by the Bishop. While visiting Vienna in 1781, he was dismissed from his Salzburg position. He chose to stay in the capital, where he achieved fame but little financial security. During his final years in Vienna, he composed many of his best-known symphonies, concertos, and operas, and portions of the Requiem, which was largely unfinished at the time of his death.


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Mozart's "Apollo et Hyacinthus" by The Mozartists o.l.v. Ian Page, on the Signum Classics label. Magnificent!
Stretto, 26-9-2019

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01.
Apollo et Hyacinthus, K. 38: No 1: Intrada
02:41
(Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart) Classical Opera, The Mozartists
02.
Apollo et Hyacinthus, K. 38: No 2. Recitativo: Amice! iam parata sunt omnia (Hyacinthus/Zephyrus/Oebalus/Melia)
02:53
(Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart) Classical Opera, Andrew Kennedy, Klara Ek, Sophie Bevan, Christopher Ainslie, The Mozartists
03.
Apollo et Hyacinthus, K. 38: No 3. Chorus: Numen o Latonium (Chorus/Oebalus)
04:26
(Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart) Classical Opera, Andrew Kennedy, The Mozartists
04.
Apollo et Hyacinthus, K. 38: No 4. Recitativo: Heu me! periimus! (Melia/Oebalus/Hyacinthus/Zephyrus)
01:24
(Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart) Classical Opera, Andrew Kennedy, Klara Ek, Sophie Bevan, Christopher Ainslie, The Mozartists
05.
Apollo et Hyacinthus, K. 38: No 5. Aria: Saepe terrent Numina (Hyacinthus)
07:48
(Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart) Classical Opera, Sophie Bevan, The Mozartists
06.
Apollo et Hyacinthus, K. 38: No 6. Recitativo: Ah Nate! vera loqueris (Oebalus/Apollo/Hyacinthus/Melia/Zephyrus)
03:04
(Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart) Classical Opera, Andrew Kennedy, Klara Ek, Sophie Bevan, Christopher Ainslie, Lawrence Zazzo, The Mozartists
07.
Apollo et Hyacinthus, K. 38: No 7. Aria: Iam pastor Apollo (Apollo)
03:46
(Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart) Classical Opera, Lawrence Zazzo, The Mozartists
08.
Apollo et Hyacinthus, K. 38: No 8. Recitativo: Amare numquid Filia (Oebalus/Melia)
01:49
(Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart) Classical Opera, Andrew Kennedy, Klara Ek, The Mozartists
09.
Apollo et Hyacinthus, K. 38: No 9. Aria: Laetari, iocari (Melia)
06:39
(Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart) Klara Ek, Classical Opera, The Mozartists
10.
Apollo et Hyacinthus, K. 38: No 10. Recitativo: Rex! de salute Filii (Zephyrus/Oebalus/Melia)
05:22
(Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart) Classical Opera, Andrew Kennedy, Klara Ek, Christopher Ainslie, The Mozartists
11.
Apollo et Hyacinthus, K. 38: No 11. Aria: En! duos conspicis (Zephyrus)
03:08
(Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart) Classical Opera, Christopher Ainslie, The Mozartists
12.
Apollo et Hyacinthus, K. 38: No 12. Recitativo: Heu! Numen! ecce! (Zephyrus/Melia/Apollo)
02:05
(Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart) Classical Opera, Klara Ek, Christopher Ainslie, Lawrence Zazzo, The Mozartists
13.
Apollo et Hyacinthus, K. 38: No 13. Duetto: Discede crudelis! (Melia/Apollo)
06:22
(Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart) Klara Ek, Lawrence Zazzo, Classical Opera, The Mozartists
14.
Apollo et Hyacinthus, K. 38: No 14. Recitativo accompagnato: Non est – Quis ergo Nate! (Hyacinthus/Oebalus)
02:35
(Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart) Classical Opera, Sophie Bevan, Andrew Kennedy, The Mozartists
15.
Apollo et Hyacinthus, K. 38: No 15. Aria: Ut navis in aequore luxuriante (Oebalus)
06:16
(Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart) Classical Opera, Andrew Kennedy, The Mozartists
16.
Apollo et Hyacinthus, K. 38: No 16. Recitativo: Quocumque me converto (Melia, Oebalus)
02:56
(Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart) Classical Opera, Andrew Kennedy, Klara Ek, The Mozartists
17.
Apollo et Hyacinthus, K. 38: No 17. Duetto: Natus cadit, atque Deus (Oebalus/Melia)
05:42
(Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart) Classical Opera, Andrew Kennedy, Klara Ek, The Mozartists
18.
Apollo et Hyacinthus, K. 38: No 18. Recitativo: Rex! me redire cogit (Apollo/Oebalus/Melia)
04:49
(Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart) Classical Opera, Andrew Kennedy, Klara Ek, Lawrence Zazzo, The Mozartists
19.
Apollo et Hyacinthus, K. 38: No 19. Terzetto: Tandem post turbida fulmina (Apollo/Melia/Oebalus)
02:45
(Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart) Classical Opera, Andrew Kennedy, Klara Ek, Lawrence Zazzo, The Mozartists
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