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10 Oct 2004

Cecilia Bartoli at Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Paris

La réhabilitation pour Salieri Au TCE, Cecilia Bartoli se fait l'éblouissante avocate d'un musicien dont la postérité retiendra avant tout les soupçons d'empoisonnement sur la personne de Mozart : Antonio Salieri. Elle consacre l'intégralité d'un récital à celui que Gluck...

La réhabilitation pour Salieri

Cecilia Bartoli

Au TCE, Cecilia Bartoli se fait l'éblouissante avocate d'un musicien dont la postérité retiendra avant tout les soupçons d'empoisonnement sur la personne de Mozart : Antonio Salieri. Elle consacre l'intégralité d'un récital à celui que Gluck désignait comme son seul digne successeur, et qui s'honorait d'avoir été le professeur de Beethoven et de Schubert.

Théâtre des Champs-élysées, Paris
Le 22/09/2004
Françoise MALETTRA

Elle entre en scène sans la moindre affectation, d'un pas ferme et rapide, dans une étonnante robe à traîne vert pomme, la somptueuse chevelure brune librement déployée sur les épaules, entourée des musiciens de l'excellent Freiburger Barockorchester, visiblement heureuse de retrouver un public qui depuis longtemps lui manifeste les plus grandes tendresses. Elle entend bien, le temps d'une soirée, assurer la défense, œuvres à l'appui, d'un musicien, et lui accorder enfin la sortie d'un long purgatoire qui en avait fait l'instigateur de la mort de Mozart par empoisonnement.

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Recommended recording:

A Sound Sampling:

Se lo dovessi vendere by Antonio Salieri (1750-1825)

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