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The Seckerson Tapes: René Jacobs Interview | reviews, news & interviews

The Seckerson Tapes: René Jacobs Interview

The Seckerson Tapes: René Jacobs Interview

On the trail of the authentic sound of Mozart's Magic Flute

The multi-talented René Jacobs tackles Mozart's beloved Singspiel 'Die Zauberflöte'
René Jacobs: singer, conductor, scholar, archivist, alchemist, teacher. In recent years he's been "rehabilitating" the Mozart operas for the Harmonia Mundi label, eradicating 19th-century retouchings and stylistic anomalies in order to restore these great works to their vibrant original colours. He and his handpicked performers have now arrived at Mozart's beloved Singspiel Die Zauberflöte and the results are quite revelatory.

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