Performance Mozartissimo
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Novak Trio
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Mozartissimo

Marriage of Figaro
Don Giovanni
The Abduction from the Seraglio
The Magic Flute


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The Magic Flute - Duett Pa-pa-pa

Don Giovanni - Leporello

The Abduction from the Seraglio - Ouverture

The Magic Flute - Pamina

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 archives.
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.

Precise arrangements
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 Amadeus' work.