Featured in Kalman Rubinson's Music in the Round in the July 2007 issue of Stereophile!
The interpretation offered here by Rene Jacobs is nothing short of revolutionary. Not only does it rehabilitate the original score in its entirety, notably the recitative, it also restores the powerfully classical inspiration so essential to opera seria. In the final years of the Enlightenment, this was still the favored genre of the educated man, and it is sheer delight to hear the language of Metastasio beginning to sing once more. As if magic, La Clemenza suddenly springs to new and exciting life.
Rene Jacobs conducts the Freiburger Barockorchester along with the RIAS Kammerchor and several soloists in performing Mozart's La Clemenza Di Tito.
Jacobs makes the opera come to life...balances are excellent, and the transparent studio sound emulates a small opera-house performance. A boon for Mozarteans. - THE ABSOLUTE SOUND
René Jacobs, conductor
Wolfgang Amadéus Mozart (1756-1791)
La clemenza di Tito