Mozart : L’ Amero, Saro Costante [Il Re Pastore] [reblog]

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Έχοντας μόλις παρακολουθήσει τους τηλε-διαξιφισμούς των κ.κ. Παπαδημητρίου [ΝΔ], Λοβέρδου [ΠΑΣΟΚ] και Ζαχαριάδη [ΣΥΡΙΖΑ] για το θέμα της κηδείας του τέως, αισθάνομαι εκπληκτικά εκτός εποχής.
Εν πάση περιπτώσει, πρέπει κάπως να προχωρήσω με το προγραμματισμένο αφιέρωμα : Η σοπράνο Angela-Marie Blasi ερμηνεύει την άρια ‘L’ Amero, Saro Costante’ από τη νεανική όπερα του Μότσαρτ Ο Βασιλιάς Βοσκός.
Ο συνθέτης είναι 19 ετών, πηγή της έμπνευσής του εδώ η ποιμενική κωμωδία Αμύντας του Τορκουάτο Τάσσο.

Having just watched three of our politicians quarreling on TV on the subject of the ex-king’s funeral, I feel amazingly out of season.
In any case, I must somehow proceed with the planned tribute : Soprano Angela-Marie Blasi performs the aria ‘L’ Amero, Saro Costante’ from Mozart’s youth opera The Shepherd King.
The composer is 19 years old, his source of inspiration here is the pastoral comedy Aminta by Torquato Tasso.


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