International release of Die Zauberflöte with a brilliant young cast and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra recorded in conjunction with performances at the Teatro Comunale of Modena.
“It is Abbado’s conducting that compels attention, making this as good as any new version of Zauberflöte released on disc since Otto Klemperer’s set more than 40 years ago.” – The Guardian (London)
“It’s hard to remain level-headed with the sound of Claudio Abbado’s new version of Die Zauberflöte – recorded in Modena last year during his tour of the work – ringing in the ears…Every bar matters, and every detail is considered afresh…It doesn’t matter how many Zauberflöte recordings you own, you will need this one too.” – Opera (London)
“Clear-textured, articulate and wondrously natural…You will seldom hear such unmannered and graceful Mozart playing.” – The New York Times
“Claudio Abbado leads this “live” performance of The Magic Flute with a nimble, light hand, stressing the playful elements of the score and turning the experience into a sheer delight…Excellent sonics.” – Classics Today.com
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