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Home » Italian Composers » Salieri

Antonio Salieri (1750-1825)

Recordings

Mozart, Salieri & Righini. Arie di Bravura. Virgin Veritas 0946 3 95250 2 7 (1 CD, October 2007). Diana Damrau, soprano. Jérémie Rhorer, Le Cercle de l'Harmonie. Includes arias from Salieri's L'Europa riconosciuta, Semiramide, La finta scema, & Les Danaïdes & Righini's Il Natal d'Apollo. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Antonio Salieri. Les Danaïdes (Tragédie lyrique, Paris 1784). Oehms Classics OC 909 (2 CDs, September 2007). Details. Michael Hofstetter, Chor und Orchester der Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele (period instruments). Hypermnestre: Sophie Marin-Degor, soprano; Danaüs: Hans Christoph Begemann, baritone; Lyncée: Christoph Genz, tenor; Plancippe: Kirsten Blaise, soprano; Pélagus: Wolfgang Frisch, tenor. I highly recommend this recording on a French translation of Calzabigi's reform libretto after Metastasio's Ipermestra. Gluck was unable to compose the music due to illness but nevertheless was listed as the composer in the livret. After six successful performances, a newspaper printed a statement by Gluck that the opera was entirely the work of Salieri. Stylistically, it could easily be mistaken for a Gluck French opera and is of similarly high quality. UK | FR | DE | JP
Antonio Salieri. La Grotta di Trofonio (1785). Ambroisie AMB 9986 (2 CDs, November 2005). Includes a DVD with scenes from this opera. Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques, Choeur de L'Opéra de Lausanne. Notes by Christophe Rousset (pdf). Dori: Marie Arnet, soprano; Ofelia: Raffaella Milanesi, soprano; Trofonio: Carlo Lepore, bass; Artemidoro: Nikolaï Schukoff, tenor; Aristone: Olivier Lallouette, baritone; Plistene: Tobias Rapp, tenor. NewOlde.com 2005 Best Classical Opera Award. This was a very pleasant surprise. The buffo libretto bears some resemblance to Così fan tutte, as two pairs of lovers experience personality reversals upon entering and leaving Trofonio's grotto. Overall, Salieri's music is stylistically closer to Gluck, his teacher, than Mozart. The opera clearly deserved to be rescued from obscurity. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Antonio Salieri. La Passione di Nostro Signore Gesù Cristo (1776). Capriccio 60 100 (2 CDs 2004). Christoph Spering, Das Neue Orchester, Chorus Musicus Wien. Maddalena: Melba Ramos, soprano; Giovanni: Franziska Gottwald, contralto; Pietro: Florian Mock, tenor; Giuseppe d'Arimatea: Hanno Müller-Brachmann, bass. From Peter Branscombe's review in Early Music Review 100 at 21-22 (May 2004): "All four of the soloists do very well in their often taxing music, and the orchestra and chorus are excellent. . . . [T]he recorded sound is of high quality." US | UK | FR | DE | JP
Salieri. Falstaff (1799). Dynamic CDS405 (2 CDs 2003). Jean-Claude Malgoire. La Grand Écurie & La Chambre du Roy, Les Chantres de la Chapelle. Sir John Falstaff: Pierre-Yves Pruvot, baritone; Master Ford: Simon Edwards; tenor; Mistress Ford: Salomé Haller, soprano; Betty: Liliana Faraon, soprano; Bardolf: Raimonds Spogis, baritone; Mistress Slender: Hjördis Thébault, mezzo-soprano; Master Slender: Nigel Smith, baritone. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Antonio Salieri. The Salieri Album. Decca 475 100-2 (1 CD 2003) & Decca 470 631-2 (1 SACD 2003). Cecilia Bartoli. Adam Fischer, OAE. Arias from La secchia rapita; La Scuola dei gelosi; La Fiera di Venezia; Palmira, Regina di Persia, La Cifra; Il Ricco d'un glorno; La Finta schema; La Grotta di Trofonio & Armida. CD: US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP || SACD: US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Salieri & Joseph Anton Steffan (1726-1797). Concertos for Fortepiano. Teldec 4509945692 (1 CD 1995). Andreas Staier, Concerto Köln. Fine performance of interesting concertos. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Reissued on Elatus 0927-49556-2 (2003). UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Reissued on Teldec Das Alte Werk 50 Years (2007). DE

Mozart. Missa Solemnis K.337. Salieri. Te Deum. Novalis 150 087-2 (1 CD 1995). Martin Haselböck, Wiener Akademie. Ruth Ziesak, soprano; Elizabeth von Magnus, contralto; Helmuth Wildhaber, tenor; Gottfried Hornik, bass. Reconstruction of the music for the coronation of Leopold II in Prague, September 1791. Additional works include Johann Georg Albrechtsberger, Graduale; Mozart, Hymnus K.Ang.121; P.G. Martini, Toccata per elevationem in C; Michael Haydn, Tantum ergo; Jiri Ignac LInek, Kronungsintraden. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Books

John A. Rice. Antonio Salieri and Viennese Opera. 648 pages. University of Chicago Press, 1999. US | UK | FR | CA | JP

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