Katharina Thalbach – Georg Anton Benda – Medea (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time – 44:08 minutes | 457 MB | Genre: Classical
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In 1778 Mozart attested “the most wonderful effect” to the melodrama Medea (1775) of his contemporary Georg Anton Benda (1722-1795). Indeed, the combination of spoken texts with dramatic music unfolds a high emotional intensity here. Especially when a voice as incisive as that of the famous actress Katharina Thalbach breathes life into the text. The fast, delicate interplay of text and music makes it possible to develop a conflict-laden and contradictory character psychogram with an unusual presence. Marcus Bosch and the cappella aquileia accompany this new discovery of classical music theater with their usual precise and transparent sound.