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    Seeing this at the ROH this summer, and it's new to me.

    So which recording should I introduce myself to first?

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    If you can find the Philips one, ( from the 200 years Mozart) try that one.
    Has this cast:

    Mozart: Mitridate, rè di Ponto, K87

    Werner Hollweg (Mitridate), Arleen Augér (Aspasia), Edita Gruberova (Sifare), Agnes Baltsa (Farnace), Ileana Cotrubas (Ismene), David Kuebler (Marzio), Christine Weidinger (Arbate)

    Camerata Academica des Mozarteums Salzburg, Leopold Hager

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mozart-Mitr...i+punto%2C+k87
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    Thank you Pugg

    £7.68 second hand. "Sweet".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Belowpar View Post
    Thank you Pugg

    £7.68 second hand. "Sweet".
    Good price to start with

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pugg View Post
    If you can find the Philips one, ( from the 200 years Mozart) try that one.
    Has this cast:

    Mozart: Mitridate, rè di Ponto, K87

    Werner Hollweg (Mitridate), Arleen Augér (Aspasia), Edita Gruberova (Sifare), Agnes Baltsa (Farnace), Ileana Cotrubas (Ismene), David Kuebler (Marzio), Christine Weidinger (Arbate)

    Camerata Academica des Mozarteums Salzburg, Leopold Hager

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mozart-Mitr...i+punto%2C+k87

    That does sound good.

    I just ordered this one for $9 shipped (especially for Bartoli. Florez is on it too):


    Another I seek but it too pricy is a live performance with Kasarova (she is awesome):
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    I prefer the Hager recording over the Rousset. I don't know what it is, but the Rousset is missing something to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gellio View Post
    I prefer the Hager recording over the Rousset. I don't know what it is, but the Rousset is missing something to me.
    A descent sounding orchestra to start with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gellio View Post
    I prefer the Hager recording over the Rousset. I don't know what it is, but the Rousset is missing something to me.
    I haven't heard the recording so I can't comment on it, however Rousset was the conductor at the ROH and I thoroughly enjoyed his bright, exciting approach to the score. It was a new one for me and I was expecting not to enjoy it, but I was blown away!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Conte View Post
    I haven't heard the recording so I can't comment on it, however Rousset was the conductor at the ROH and I thoroughly enjoyed his bright, exciting approach to the score. It was a new one for me and I was expecting not to enjoy it, but I was blown away!

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    If not totally 'blown away' we certainly enjoyed the performance, and will go again when/if its revived.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gellio View Post
    I prefer the Hager recording over the Rousset. I don't know what it is, but the Rousset is missing something to me.
    Probably a matter of personal preference as it gets great reviews at Gramophone (not that they are necessarily correct, but lends weight):

    The earlier recording had Auger, Cotrubas, Gruberova, Baltsa and Hollweg, and is, of course, vocally very impressive. It is however rather tamely conducted by Leopold Hager; Rousset finds much more life in the music and I wouldn’t hesitate to choose this new set.'
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    Quote Originally Posted by Belowpar View Post
    If not totally 'blown away' we certainly enjoyed the performance, and will go again when/if its revived.
    I'm not a huge Mozart fan and so expected not to like it, so it was definitely a case of expectation being exceeded.

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