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  1. 03 Nov '13 18:15
    This is so deeply moving and incredible.
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  2. 04 Nov '13 12:16
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ch%27io_mi_scordi_di_te%3F
  3. 04 Nov '13 16:19
    Originally posted by scacchipazzo
    This is so deeply moving and incredible.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWfcnjK6CsI
    This is my favourite Mozart aria.

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    How I wish the opera it was written for had been finished. But alas, unsatisfactory reconstructions aside, a concert rendition is all we'll ever have!
  4. 04 Nov '13 20:53 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by Teinosuke
    This is my favourite Mozart aria.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSQqbJPoSbw

    How I wish the opera it was written for had been finished. But alas, unsatisfactory reconstructions aside, a concert rendition is all we'll ever have!
    That is indeed an amazing aria! So many great Mozart arias, so little time! The man was an endless well of operatic genius! It is quite a shame Mozart did not complete Zaide, but happy he gave us Idomeneo! And here's a classical guitar version of this same incredible aria!
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    and a piano version a la liedgesang
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  5. 05 Nov '13 10:18
    Originally posted by scacchipazzo
    That is indeed an amazing aria! So many great Mozart arias, so little time! The man was an endless well of operatic genius! It is quite a shame Mozart did not complete Zaide, but happy he gave us Idomeneo! And here's a classical guitar version of this same incredible aria!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Au9TyPTEb9Y
    and a piano version a la liedgesang
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrpkEKM7fAs
    Both gorgeous, thanks for posting!
  6. 05 Nov '13 11:31 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Teinosuke
    Both gorgeous, thanks for posting!
    Most welcome, Teinosuke! It is intriguing that Mozart never finished what would have been a great early German opera. Of course Mozart by then had already written another German opera in Bastien und Bastienne, but that was but a child's attempt at greatness whereas Zaide certainly appeared to have every element of greatness. Symphony #32 is inserted as an overture when performances are attempted. No explanation as to why Zaide was never completed.