Thursday’s Something Else (Haydn)
Staying a little longer in the 1700s (my favourite time period) with something from Mr. Wacky, aka Haydn: Il mondo della luna. I’m always struck by works from the period – and from Haydn in particular – in how Mozart-like they sound. Of course, it’s rather that Mozart sounded like his own times – with an extra spin. But The Trickster (Harnoncourt) conducts this like his Mozart (sloooow) and the recits sound just like the ones in Le Nozze. Mozart aside, there are plenty moments here (crackin’ ensembles) that are good in a Haydn way (goofier comedy than Wolfster’s) but it’s a bit long. Then again, it ends with the wise words life is better without moods and tempers.
Posted on May 29, 2014, in classical period, historical timeline, thursday's something else, weekly on opera, innit? and tagged il mondo della luna, joseph haydn. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.