This album, from the Phillips label, contains a wealth of rare and popular Mozart concert arias, ensembles and canons. For fans of Mozart opera and vocal music, this is heaven. The cover alone, with a soprano in a miniature opera house, is enough to seduce you. The music is sublime. Mozart had a gift for all kinds of music, period. In opera, in his day, he was the best. It's unfortunate that he died so young and so unpopular. It was not till years later that his musical compositions, which are in the hundre..
If you simply must have every aria,alternate aria,oddball vocal work or canon of Mozart then this 8 disc whopper with a hefty price tag is for you.If you just want the main arias then the much cheaper 5 disc set-Mozart:The concert arias-with Kiri Te Kanawa and Dietrich-Fischer Dieskau is a much greater bargain and is of greater quality as well.If you want the Canons there is a set available on the Vox Box label.As for the goofoff and scatological songs you may be out of luck. Overall this is an excellent se..