Your Amazon Music account is currently associated with a different marketplace. To enjoy Prime Music, go to Your Music Library and transfer your account to Amazon.com (US).
  
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
Only 3 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Kathleen Battle Sings Moz... has been added to your Cart
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by vntgbox
Condition: Used: Very Good
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Color:
  • Kathleen Battle Sings Mozart
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player
      

Kathleen Battle Sings Mozart


See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Listen Instantly with Amazon Music Album
Other Formats & Versions Amazon Price New from Used from
Audio CD, October 25, 1990
"Please retry"
$14.99
$8.69 $0.01
Includes FREE MP3 version of this album.
Provided by Amazon Digital Services, Inc. Terms and Conditions. Does not apply to gift orders.
Complete your purchase to save the MP3 version to your music library.
$14.99 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details Only 3 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

Kathleen Battle Sings Mozart + Bach: Arias for Soprano and Violin + Kathleen Battle & Wynton Marsalis: Baroque Duet
Price for all three: $38.66

Buy the selected items together


Editorial Reviews


Listen to Samples and Buy MP3s

Songs from this album are available to purchase as MP3s. Click on "Buy MP3" or view the MP3 Album.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Samples
Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. Vorrei spiegarvi, oh Dio K418Kathleen Battle/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/André Previn 6:51$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Exsultate, jubilate Alleluia K165André Previn/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Kathleen Battle15:38Album Only
listen  3. Il rè pastore, '(The) Shepherd king' K208: L'amerò, sarò costanteKathleen Battle/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/André Previn 7:08$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Basta, vincesti K486a/295aKathleen Battle/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/André Previn 6:50$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Un Moto di gioia K579Kathleen Battle/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/André Previn 1:46$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Idomeneo, Rè di Creta, 'Idomeneo, King of Crete' K366: Non temer, amato bene, K490 (11b)Kathleen Battle/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/André Previn 9:17$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Misera! dove son...Ah! non son io K369Kathleen Battle/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/André Previn 6:42$1.29  Buy MP3 

Product Details

  • Performer: Kathleen Battle
  • Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Conductor: Andre Previn
  • Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Audio CD (October 25, 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Warner Classics
  • ASIN: B000002RO3
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #87,757 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

29 of 30 people found the following review helpful By M. Bish on February 9, 2001
Format: Audio CD
This is one of Kathleen Battle's first recitals for EMI/Angel and still one of her best. It has all of the trademarks that make her releases distinctive: immaculate singing, wonderful diction, and unforced, very natural-sounding coloratura passage-work. Hers is a voice tailor-made for Mozart. Her intonation is flawless and she sings "cleanly" (without scooping and other signs of an unrefined technique). The standouts here are tracks 1, 2, 3, and 5. This disc contains THE definitive recording of "Exsultate, Jubilate" which closes with the well-known vocal work "Alleluja." It is here that Ms. Battle demonstrates her mastery of coloratura. I was blown out of my seat by her rendition of "Vorrei Spiegarvi, Oh Dio!" The high-lying phrases of this song (in which she is mirrored by a wind instrument) are heavenly and, I feel, really communicate the heft of the text. To this day, only Natalie Dessay's version surpasses this one as far as accuracy and expression, in my opinion. This is a wonderful CD that no lover of Mozart or Kathleen Battle is complete without!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 2, 1999
Format: Audio CD
In this grammy winning perfomance Kathleen Battle is at the peak of her form singing music by one of the composers with whom she has been most associated. Her pure limpid tone along with her enunciation make this recording a true listening pleasure. Her secure technique and interpretation reveal a truly gifted singer. It is no small feat to hit an F above high C as she does with poise in "Vorrei spiegarvi, oh dio" The Exsultate jubilate is full of life and she sings the pants off of the Alleluia to put it in the vernacular. The rest of the recording is simply a delight with an alternate version of "Ch'io mi scordi di te" This recording is highly recommended to fans and those wishing an introduction to this gifted lyric-coloratura soprano
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By AMG on January 25, 2004
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Yeah, she's crazy, but if you're not working with her then who cares. If you're a lyric, light lyric or coloratura soprano and you want somebody you can listen to not only for inspiration but for amazing technique, you need this CD. Don't expect the wide booming Met voice that's taken over too much of the young artists programs these days, rather get yourself ready for perfectly directed vowels and CLEAN coloratura and pitch. Also, this is her only CD with "Exsultate, jubilate...Alleluia", which is a well-liked and impressive concert aria for the college-age singer to start learning.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By J. Buxton on February 15, 2000
Format: Audio CD
In my view, this is Battle's best album yet. It was the recording which introduced me to this glorious voice and I continue to listen to it over and over. The most impressive piece is the "Exsultate Jubilate", well accompanied by Previn and the RPO. She has never been more impressive than here and her other interpretations have real character and insight, unlike some of her more recent efforts. If you have kept up with her career at all you know that Battle has a terrible reputation for being difficult to work with (and I witnessed this myself when I saw her in recital in Boulder, Colorado and she stopped mid song to chastise her pianist). However, I would probably think highly of myself too if I had the voice of an angel like she does.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By leelee on March 27, 2007
Format: Audio CD
Kathleen Battle is one in a line of incredibly talented American born sopranos including Anna Moffo, Renee Fleming, Leontyne Price, etc. She has a beautiful voice and perfectly suited to sing Bach, Handel and Mozart. This disc will open your eyes to the beauty of Mozart if you do not already appreciate his work. The standouts here are "Vorrei spiegarvi" which will send chills up your spine, "exsultate jubilate", "l'amero saro costante", "un moto di gioia", and "misera, dove son". Andre Previn does an outstanding job at the conductor's helm.

I was terribly saddened that this great diva's career was sidetracked by supposed temperament difficulties. I'll not fault her too much because we only know the Met Opera's version. Besides, Battle is forgiven for the sheer gorgeousness of her singing. Mozart himself would be so pleased if he heard this cd.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
9 of 12 people found the following review helpful By maiden pa. on June 15, 2003
Format: Audio CD
If it looks like an angel and sings like an angel. It's an angel. Kathleen Battle not only sings beautiful ,she looks beautiful. Buy this and don't forget to buy The Magic Flute DVD with her in it.You won't be disappointed. Both 5 stars.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Abert TOP 1000 REVIEWER on September 25, 2013
Format: Audio CD
Kathleen Battle (born 1948) has been rated as the `first American black Mozart soprano' to achieve great status internationally. Whether this is indeed the case is of course debatable, since Reri Grist (born 1932), who resides for half of a century in Europe, was really the first black leggiero coloratura soprano to achieve great artistic success in Europe in the early 1960's, being the light lyrical Mozart soprano by choice of great conductors like Karl Bohm, Herbert von Karajan, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Zubin Mehta, and of course, Leonard Bernstein, who wrote for Grist `West Side Story'.
This recording in 1985 is Kathleen Battle's first solo album for EMI, in an all-Mozart programme. At that time, Battle had been singing leading Mozart soprano roles throughout Europe and North America, at leading festivals like Salzburg.
So her rating as a Mozartian soprano has always been sky high, and to a very considerable extent this album tells us why.
That she owns the timbre and histrionics for these roles is never doubted. Her ability to shape the lines of the score is utterly outstanding, which largely accounts for her huge success in this genre of music. In this debut album, she sings 6 arias and one Motet. Probably, the most successful rendition is the motet `Exultate Jubilate', in which Battle's ethereal soprano is put the greatest advantage in expression.
Of the 6 arias, 5 are concert arias. The other one is the famous aria of Aminta from `Il re Pastore' - L'amero, saro constante. Needless to say, all these arias have been recorded by great Mozartians, espeically L'amero, saro constante, sung previously to great heights by numerous sopranos.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews


Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
Kathleen Battle Sings Mozart
This item: Kathleen Battle Sings Mozart
Price: $14.99
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Want to discover more products? Check out this page to see more: best oratorio for tenor