Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart : Exsultate, Jubilate in F major, K 165 [Music for Christmas time] 🎄 [reblog]

from Oannes * music for Christmas time


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Το θρησκευτικό έργο για σόλο φωνή Exsultate, Jubilate γράφτηκε από τον 17χρονο Wolfgang Amadeus ενώ βρισκόταν στο Μιλάνο για την πρεμιέρα της όπερά του “Λούκιος Σίλας”. Ίσως εκεί να οφείλεται ο αέρας κονσέρτο άριας που το διαπνέει, παρόλο που ο Mozart το καταχωρεί ως μοτέτο. Έργο μοναδικής ομορφιάς, θεωρείται απ΄τους περισσότερους μουσικολόγους το πρώτο αληθινό αριστούργημα του συνθέτη. Διαφωνώ ως προς το “πρώτο”, επαυξάνω ως προς το “αριστούργημα”.

This religious piece for solo voice was written by a 17-year old Wolfgang Amadeus, during his stay in Milan for the premiere of his opera “Lucio Sila”. Maybe that’s the reason why it sounds more like one of his famous concert arias, although Mozart labels it as a motet.
A work of rare beauty, is considered by most musicologists as his first true masterpiece. I disagree with the “first”, I fully agree with the “masterpiece” part, and then some.


Elly Amelingsoprano
English Chamber Orchestra
Raymond Leppard, conductor



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  1. Wonderful!
    Happy Holidays to you and yours, Marina 🎄
    Best wishes for a healthy New Year!
    The Fab Four of Cley 🤶🏻🧚🏻‍♀️🎄🧚🏻‍♀️🎅🏻

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