Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's operas comprise 22 musical dramas in a variety of genres. They range from the small-scale, derivative works of his youth to the full-fledged operas of his maturity. Three of the works were abandoned before completion and were not performed until many years after the composer's death. His mature works are all considered classics and have never been out of the repertory of the world's opera houses.
The circumstances behind The Abduction from the Seraglio show that all the ingredients have been brought together by some nice fairy to produce a masterpiece. There is a happy concordance between the creative fire that takes over the musician and the changes occurring in his life. The work was composed and created between two signature events: Mozart’s break with Archbiship Colloredo and his marriage to Constance Weber, whom he married three weeks after the triumph of The Abduction from the Seraglio – and whose heroine is named Konstanza. That detail tempts us to make biographical connections. Mozart found an opportunity to develop his genius through a suitable commission associated with the reorganization of the old Burgtheater, which had become the national theatre with a section called German Opera or National Singspiel. With the greatest enthusiasm.
There he conducted performances of Mozart's The Magic Flute, The Abduction from the Seraglio, Così fan tutte, and The Marriage of Figaro, earning himself a reputation as one of the finest interpreters of Mozart's work. Retaining his previous position as Director of the Cologne Opera, he also became Principal Conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra from 1965 to 1968, and made guest appearances at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Kertész was a frequent guest conductor of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, the Vienna Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and numerous other orchestras.
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The Abduction from the Seraglio. KV 384; L’Enlèvement au sérail; Il seraglio; El rapto del serrallo; Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail; K 384; Haaremirööv; 後宮からの逃走; Enleveringen ur seraljen K. 384; Die Entfuehrung aus dem Serail; Rapto do Serralho; El rapte del serrall; O rapto do serralho; Առևանգում հարեմից ; Die Entführung; Borførelsen fra seraillet; Il Seraglio; The Abduction from the Seraglio, K.
Album · 1978 · 27 Songs. Ileana Cotrubas, Frederica von Stade, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Christa Ludwig, Children's Chorus of the Cologne Opera, Elisabeth Söderström, Gürzenich Orchestra of Cologne, John Pritchard, Ruth Welting & Siegmund Nimsgren. 2. Hansel and Gretel: Act One: Suse, liebe Suse.
Mozart - Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail. Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio). It is also celebrated for being one of Fritz Wunderlich's last and finest studio recordings. There is no portrayal of the role on record so in keeping with its luxuriant musicality, and even if one might find his performance sentimental, this is a small price to pay for singing of such extraordinary beauty. The rest of the cast produce first-rate performances, with a lively, characterful Constanze from Erika Koth and a witty, energetic Blonde from Lotte Schadle. Kurt Bohme is suitably imposing as Osmin, and every bit the axis of the drama.
|The Abduction From The Seraglio Opera In Three Acts (Concert Version)|
|A||Act 1 (Beginning)|
|B1||Act + (Conclusion)|
|B2||Act II (Beginning)|
|C||Act II (Conclusion)|
|D1||Act II (Conclusion)|
- Bass Vocals – August Griebel
- Choir – Cologne Opera Chorus*
- Composed By – Mozart*
- Conductor – Otto Ackermann
- Orchestra – Guerzenich Orchestra, Cologne*
- Soprano Vocals – Helen Petrich, Marilyn Tyler
- Tenor Vocals – John Van Kesteren, Karl Schiebener
NotesAuto coupled release. Side 1 coupled with side 4, side 2 coupled with side 3
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout (Runout side A): MMS-113-PT 1 EB-2265-N9
- Matrix / Runout (Runout side B): MMS-113-PT-4 EB-2268-N5
- Matrix / Runout (Runout side A): MMS-113 EB-2266-N2
- Matrix / Runout (Runout side B): MMS-113 EB-2267-N2
|MMS 113, M1 13-OP17||Mozart*, Das Kölner Gürzenich-Orchester*, Der Kölner Operchor* Dirigent: Otto Ackermann||Mozart*, Das Kölner Gürzenich-Orchester*, Der Kölner Operchor* Dirigent: Otto Ackermann - Die Entführung Aus Dem Serail (Oper in Drei Akten) (2x10")||Concert Hall, The Opera Society||MMS 113, M1 13-OP17||Germany||Unknown|
|M113-OP17||Mozart*, Chorus Of The Cologne Opera*, The Gürzenich Orchestra Of Cologne*, Otto Ackermann||Mozart*, Chorus Of The Cologne Opera*, The Gürzenich Orchestra Of Cologne*, Otto Ackermann - The Abduction From The Seraglio (Concert Version) (2x10")||The Opera Society||M113-OP17||US||1955|