Mozart - 1781

from Letters of composers : an anthology, 1603-1945 / compiled and edited by Gertrude Norman and Miriam Lubell Shrifte., page 74:

Let me now turn to Belmonte’s aria in A major, “O wie ängstlich, o wie feurig.” Would you like to know how I have expressed it - and even indicated his throbbing heart? By the two violins playing octaves. This is the favourite aria of all those who have heard it, and it is mine also. I wrote it expressly to suit Adamberger’s voice. You feel the trembling - the faltering - you see how his throbbing breast begins to swell; this I have expressed by a crescendo. You hear the whispering and the sighing - which I have indicated by the first violins with mutes and a flute playing in unison.…   more >>
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Gertrude Norman and Miriam Lubell Shrifte (ed.), Letters of composers : an anthology, 1603-1945 / compiled and edited by Gertrude Norman and Miriam Lubell Shrifte. (New York, 1979), p. 74. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1424649983848 accessed: 4 February, 2023

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Belmonte's Aria "O wie ängstlich, o wie feurig"
written by Mozart
performed by Adamberger

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Date/Time 1781

Notes

Letter from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to his father Leopold Mozart (1719–1787), Vienna, September 26, 1781


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