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Beniamino Gigli sings Mozart Dalla sua pace

Gigli sings “Dalla sua pace” from Mozart Opera Don Giovanni.

Beniamino Gigli  (March 20, 1890 – November 30, 1957), was a prominent Italian opera singer in his time, a famous tenor.   Considered to be one of the finest tenors in recorded history of music, he was best known for the great beauty of his voice and the soundness of his vocal technique.  He rose to international prominence after the death of the famous Italian tenor Enrico Caruso in 1921.  Although he was often compared to Caruso, they were in fact different in a sense that he was known for his honey-toned lyricism while Caruso had a bigger more “heroic” voice.

Check out my brief info and synopsis of Mozart Opera Don Giovanni.

Video Credit:
Beniamino Gigli Mozart Amadeus Mozart “Dalla sua pace” London 1939. Youtube, uploaded by operbathosa. Accessed February 1, 2014


All Music.  Accessed February 1, 2014.

“Beniamino Gigli”. History of the Tenor.  Accessed February 1, 2014.

Music Web.  Accessed February 1, 2014.


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Postscript – Mozart 2013 Holiday Special

Mozart by JN Croce

Mozart by JN Croce

Mozart; Man, Myth and Music (Parts 1 and 2)

Presented by CBC Radio-Canada

Apologies as this went through the cracks over the recent holiday rush of year 2013.  Still, for Mozarteans and Mozart enthusiasts, anything about the master is welcome. This Holiday Special on Mozart was kindly provided by Connie Woloschuk, a writer-friend, who apparently enjoyed the program.  We are pleased to share the links.

Mozart: Man, Myth and Music (Part 1) 
From boyhood triumphs to burial in a common grave; a Mozart “grand tour” with historians, archivists, musicians, musicologists, even a Freudian analyst, recorded in Paris, London, Prague, Vienna and Salzburg. PLUS excerpts from Mozart’s letters.

Mozart: Man, Myth and Music (Part 2)
Which of Mozart’s arias were composed in return for sexual favours? Do we see in Don Giovanni a coded quest to kill his father? Why did Mozart gamble so recklessly? Was the mysterious “grey messenger” who commissioned the Requiem the harbinger of his death?


Resource Credit:

“Holiday Special: Mozart; Man, Myth and Music”. Living Out Loud. CBC Radio-Canada.  (Thanks, Connie, and have a wonderful New Year!)  Part 1  and Part 2.  Accessed January 27, 2014 (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s 228th birthday).

Note:  Thanks for this info Connie. Have a wonderful New Year. 

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Happy Birthday Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart!


Remembering the 258th Birthday Anniversary of  Wolfgang Mozart

Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart

(January 27, 1756-December 5, 1791)

Happy Birthday, Mozart! Joining all Mozart lovers in celebrating the 258th birthday of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, January 27.

Once again, we remember the birthday of the wunderkind.  Today, I’ll celebrate his birthday by listening to his Rarities and Surprises, with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, from Philips’ Complete Mozart Edition collection. Enjoy your own reflective moments in remembering the master’s life and music.

Happy Birthday Mozart!

Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum Gebuststag Mozart!

Video Credit:
Mozart – Clarinet Quintet in A, K. 581 [complete]   Youtube, loaded by Amadeus Mozart, Accessed January 27, 2014.

Image Credit:
The image of Mozart’s has always been a favourite. Thanks to, in Public Domain.

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BBC’s The Genius of Mozart – The First Romantic (Part 3)

Wolfgang Amadaeus Mozart and His Music.

The programme, The Genius of Mozart, is produced by Charles Hazelwood. It consists of 3 series: Part 1 – Miracle of Nature, Part 2 – A Passion for the Stage, and Part 3 – The First Romantic.  In this well-crafted film, Charles Hazelwood looks at Mozart’s extraordinary life and music. Aired on BBC 2, Monday 4th to Wednesday 6th April 2005 (Originally broadcast Friday 19th March to 2nd April 2004.)

Part Three – The First Romantic – Examines how, towards the end of his life, Mozart mastered the language of instrumental and orchestral writing – and how both love and loss provoked in him an extraordinary burst of creativity.

This was essentially crystallised in Mozart’s three ambitious works that changed the future course of music: his last, great trilogy of symphonies – Numbers 39, 40 and 41 – which he wrote in six short weeks.

Part 1 of 3: The Genius of Mozart.  Miracle of Nature.

Part 2 of 3: The Genius of Mozart.  A Passion for the Stage.


BBC’s The Genius of Mozart – The First Romantic (Part 3)

Video Credit:

BBC – The Genius of Mozart. ( 3 of 3 ). The First Romantic. YouTube, uploaded by El musico de Bonn por jcalvodiaz. Accessed January 13, 2013.

Resource: Accessed January 13, 2013.

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