Monday, April 19, 2010

Cecilia Bartoli and Mitsuko Uchida Perform Ch'io mi scordi di te

One of the treasures of Mozart's concert aria repertoire is Ch'io mi scordi di te, written for the one-of-a-kind combination of voice, piano and orchestra. You can discover more about this singular aria here and here. If you find the vocal writing a little Susanna-esque, you're on the right track, as Nancy Storace, for whom the aria was written, was also the first Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro's 1786 premiere. Cecilia Bartoli is joined by pianist Mitsuko Uchida, with Riccardo Muti conducting the Vienna Philharmonic in Salzburg.

(Via @ericasipes)

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