Monday, January 16, 2012

The Queen of the Night's Aria Ruined for Your Pleasure.


I'm packing for a trip to Amherst.  So today's blog will be brief.  Here it is:

Rainer Hersch spoils Mozart for you!  Enjoy.



HANNAH'S DAD said...

Thank you for that. We have this particular production on DVD, and I've often enjoyed Dianna Damrau's excellent Queen of the Night.

This excellent translation does a great deal to clarify some of the subtleties that I, as an English speaker hadn't caught before.

Both this and Rameau's _Zoroaste_ seem to be bizarre Masonic infommercials. Perhaps they were the _Battlefield Earth_ of their day?

hakkensack said...

Can't get it because of copyright restriction in Germany. But I will find it in the web! Thanx for the hint.