| Search | Login/Register
   Home » Musical Discussions » The Mozart’s Dorabella and the midnight colors on the shelf. (2 posts, 1 page)
  Print Thread | 1st Post |  
Page 1 of 1 (2 items) Select Pages: 
   Target    Threads for related reading   Most recent post in related threads   Forum  Replies   Views   Started 
  »  New  Mozart: "Cosi Fun Tutte"..  Mozart: "Cosi Fun Tutte" on CD...  Musical Discussions  Forum     2  35168  06-19-2004
06-19-2004 Post does not mapped to Knowledge Tree
Romy the Cat

Boston, MA
Posts 9,994
Joined on 05-28-2004

Post #: 1
Post ID: 63
Reply to: 63
The Mozart’s Dorabella and the midnight colors on the shelf.

buy the abortion pill

can i buy the abortion pill over the counter

When approach my shelf with opera records and look at the boxes I mostly see colors and I do not mean the color of the boxes… To me all operas have well-defined, very individual colors: form the purplo-neurotic colors of Mussorgsky, the magenta-shaky colors of Puccini, darkishly-cherry colors of Verdi to the brownly-imperative colors of Wagner, colorfully-grayish colors of R. Strauss and the pastelo-screaming color of Tchaikovsky.

With the Mozart’s colors... it is complicated…

However, there is one Mozart opera, that when I approach it, it is flashing on my shelf with all colors of the spectra and beg to me” “Kitty, pull me out!”  I so love this work that I can play it for a few days none-stopping! Ironically this is the only opera that I never cared even to read libretto or to make any attempts study it in-depth. It is beautiful as it, and the each single note in there is as perfect as it theoretically could be. It is light, it is not overwhelmed with self-impotence, it is almost superficial but it is so reach and so filled with the long-looking ingenious musical phrases that it is really overwhelming!

Sometime the flow of my life turns in one or another directions and suddenly I clearly feel that the events that I experience have some harmonic stricture and that could be perfectly portrayed by the specific musical moments form this opera. In those moments I play this opera and I am laughing and once aging am paying a metal tribute to the Mozart’s resourcefulness.

I am talking about the “Cosi Fan Tutte”… What a wonderful, wonderful work!  Again and again!

Somewhere at the very top of my list there is  a spectacular Stereo recording of Karl Böhm in 1962 in Kingswas Hall made by EMI. He did it with Philharmonia Orchestra and Chorus and with one of the most spectacular “crews” even was assembled for an opera: Schwarzkopf, Walter Berry, Ludwig, Krauss, Taddei, Berry…

If you can imagine anything most spending written for voices then the Final of the First Act then you have more vivid imagination then me… and I, if course, will argue that it is so…

Anyhow, the beauty of the after-midnight electricity forces to listen music deep in the night. It is great to live in Boston, Back Bay and in the same time have no neighbors! It is playing now; loud, loud, loud … third time… the only problem is that I have no automated record-flipping turntable… I probably should…


"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche
08-04-2007 Post does not mapped to Knowledge Tree
Posts 32
Joined on 10-22-2005

Post #: 2
Post ID: 4908
Reply to: 63
Cosi fan tutte
I know what you mean regarding the tone colors of the composition styles of opera composers. Richard Strauss is a bit dualistic: his color is metallic grey and almost glittering as diamond (his earliers attemps: Elektra and Salomé) on the other hand with Der Rosenkavalier his color changed into white with a touch of gold. Verdi is red-brown, Janacek yellow.
Cosi fan tutte is also one of my favourite opera's. Sometimes the singing and instrumental parts are so well blended you almost forget you are listening to an opera.

Page 1 of 1 (2 items) Select Pages: 
   Target    Threads for related reading   Most recent post in related threads   Forum  Replies   Views   Started 
  »  New  Mozart: "Cosi Fun Tutte"..  Mozart: "Cosi Fun Tutte" on CD...  Musical Discussions  Forum     2  35168  06-19-2004
Home Page  |  Last 24Hours  | Search  |  SiteMap  | Questions or Problems | Copyright Note
The content of all messages within the Forums Copyright © by authors of the posts