Το θρησκευτικό έργο για σόλο φωνή Exsultate, Jubilate γράφτηκε από τον 17χρονο Wolfgang Amadeus ενώ βρισκόταν στο Μιλάνο για την πρεμιέρα της όπερά του “Λούκιος Σίλας”. Ίσως εκεί να οφείλεται ο αέρας κονσέρτο άριας που το διαπνέει, παρόλο που ο Mozart το καταχωρεί ως μοτέτο. Έργο μοναδικής ομορφιάς, θεωρείται απ΄τους περισσότερους μουσικολόγους το πρώτο αληθινό αριστούργημα του συνθέτη. Διαφωνώ ως προς το “πρώτο”, επαυξάνω ως προς το “αριστούργημα”.

This religious piece for solo voice was written by a 17-year old
Wolfgang Amadeus, during his stay in Milan for the premiere of his opera “Lucio Sila”. Maybe that’s the reason why it sounds more like one of his famous concert arias, although Mozart labels it as a motet.
A work of rare beauty, is considered by most musicologists as his first true masterpiece. I disagree with the “first”, I fully agree with the “masterpiece” part, and then some.

Elly Ameling – soprano.
English Chamber Orchestra –
Raymond Leppard, conductor

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  1. Baydreamer December 24, 2020 at 9:48 pm

    Wonderful for the season! Merry Christmas to the dynamic duo! 💓🎄🎼

  2. Oannes December 24, 2020 at 11:07 pm

    Merry Christmas to you too!!!

  3. Resa December 25, 2020 at 1:39 am

    That was delicious!
    I adore the soprano voice.
    I often think of the movie Amadeus: Salieri is watching/listening to a Mozart work, a soprano is singing.
    In his jealousy he thinks “Greedy little songbird”.

  4. Oannes December 25, 2020 at 8:11 am

    As a matter of fact, Salieri was not so envious of Mozart. He was [not a genius but] a skilled composer, much respected in his time. The “Salieri poisoning Mozart” scenario was a rumour, adopted later by Pushkin in of one of his theatrical plays, …and then came Milos Forman. Excellent movie, though.
    But reality is different: Salieri and Mozart had a good relation and an appreciation for one another, the maybe even haven been friends…

  5. Resa December 26, 2020 at 10:43 pm

    Happy Holidays! New Years is next!
    Thanks for the update on Mozart/Salierei! The movie really played up the jealousy.
    Yes, reality is different, not a movie.

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