La Clemenza di Tito (Complete opera)

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La Clemenza di Tito (Complete opera)
Mark Padmore / Bernarda Fink / Alexandrina Pendatchanska / RIAS-Kammerchor / Freiburger Barockorchester / Rena Jacobs

[ Harmonia Mundi SACD / 2 SACD ]

Release Date: Thursday 20 April 2006

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The interpretation offered here by René Jacobs is nothing short of revolutionary.

Hybrid/SACD - playable on all compact disc players

Too much ink has been spilt on this Clemenza di Tito supposedly composed in 18 days and which, so it is said, was conspicuously out of step with the times in 1791 . . . The interpretation offered here by René Jacobs is nothing short of revolutionary. Not only does it rehabilitate the original score in its entirety, notably the recitatives: it also restores the powerfully classical inspiration so essential to opera seria. In the final years of the Enlightenment, this was still the favoured genre of the educated man, and it is sheer delight to hear the language of Metastasio beginning to sing once more. As if magic, La clemenza suddenly springs to new and exciting life .