Mozart versus Salieri: Rivalry

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Mozart versus Salieri: Rivalry
Dagmar Williams (soprano) Prague Sinfonia Orchestra, Christian Benda

[ Sony Classical / 2 CD ]

Release Date: Tuesday 23 April 2019

The professional competition between Mozart and Salieri has been a well-documented topic. It even became subject of the Oscar-winning film Amadeus.

Now, a new album of compositions by the two is here to provide a side-by-side comparison of the works of both composers. Christian Benda leads the Prague Sinfonia Orchestra in a musical journey, from Mozart's Don Giovanni opera overture, to Salieri's overture to Les Danaides.

This album gives a musical backdrop to what is still to this day, a mysterious rivalry in music history.

Includes "Prague" and "Haffner" symphony and an unknown Mozart work that was discovered in 2015.


MOZART Don Giovanni K.527 | Overture
SALIERI Prima la musica, poi le parole | Sinfonia
MOZART Der Schauspieldirektor K.486 | Overture
SALIERI La Fiera di Venezia | Sinfonia
MOZART Die Zauberflote K.620 | Overture
SALIERI Les Danaides | Overture
MOZART Symphony No. 38 in D major K.504 "Prague"

MOZART Le nozze di Figaro K.492 | Overture
SALIERI Axur, re d'Ormus | Sinfonia
MOZRT La clemenza di Tito K.621 | Overture
SALIERI Palmira, regina di Persia | Overture
MOZART 6 German Dances K.509
SALIERI / MOZART / CORNETTI Per la recuperata salute di Ofelia K.477a
MOZART Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail K.384 | Overture
MOZART Symphony No. 35 in D major K.385 "Haffner"

Watch the teaser via Youtube