The Magic Flute - Duett Pa-pa-pa
The Abduction from the Seraglio
The Magic Flute
Marriage of Figaro
- Figaro and Susanne
Already in Mozart's time,
just as Mozart was charming the Prague public with his operas, there
existed various arrangements of his arias and vocal performances
adapted for the chamber ensemble. Most often these were performed
in the salons of the Czech nobility, in the accompaniment of three
basset horns - that much is evident from the Estates Theatre's musical
Unfortunately, this tradition was later passed over and forgotten,
to the detriment of music lovers. Today, those who enjoy music will
be pleasantly surprised by the original tones created through the
unusual combination of voice with wind trio: the Novak Trio project
revives ties with a lost tradition and once again Mozart's melodies
can be heard in their earlier chamber forms.
for voice, oboe, bassoon and clarinet were overseen by composer
Jaroslav Krcek, and present the music in a new tonality of sound.
The tones that would normally be heard during an orchestral presentation
(whether melodic or accompanying) have been allocated to the individual
wind instruments according to their respective characters.
With this CD
you will be able to rediscover many of the endeared melodies from
Mozart's operas The Abduction from the Seraglio, The Marriage of
Figaro, Don Giovanni and the Magic Flute. For this project the Novak
Trio welcomed collaboration with renowned State Opera soprano soloist
Jitka Svobodova, and Ales Hendrych, baritone at the National Theatre.
The project "Mozartissimo"
is also performed for audiences at the Estates Theatre, allowing
visitors to experience Mozart's music in its original setting, in
historical costume, in the very theatre that inspired so much of