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 Where to listen to the opera's M.A would have listened? 
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Post Where to listen to the opera's M.A would have listened?
I have always scoured Youtube etc for a modern recording of some of the opera's she would have listened to, but without any luck. Does anyone know where I can find them? Or specific titles of operas I should be searching? I wish I had access to a local opera house, so I didn't have to resort to the internet to listen to an opera, but alas I do not. ^.^

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Post Re: Where to listen to the opera's M.A would have listened?
Well try Gluck and Gretry for a start, they are easy to find.

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Post Re: Where to listen to the opera's M.A would have listened?
Thanks much, I have looked for Gluck before and I ended up with a weird not-quite-opera "modernized" version of his work. I may have more luck with Gretry.

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Post Re: Where to listen to the opera's M.A would have listened?
Mozart, most likely.


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Mozart? Are you sure? I don't think I have ever heard anything about her listening to Mozart in particular! I love his work though, so even better if this is true.

Oh and I see you are new, welcome!

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Post Re: Where to listen to the opera's M.A would have listened?
Welcome to the forum Faithess!


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Post Re: Where to listen to the opera's M.A would have listened?
Sentir Mon Amour wrote:
I wouldn't know. I'm sure there were lesser known opera composers that were employed at Versailles, but none that would be famous today. Most likely her brothers and sisters had seen Mozart whilst they lived in Austria. He once even kissed Maria-Theresa! Marie Antoinette could have seen him when he was a child in the Hapsburg court perhaps.

Now, Mozart and his family visited in 1763 and met Louis XV and Madame du Pomapdour in a private meeting, but Marie Antoinette would not have been there at the time.


You are correct. Mozart visited the French court as a child, and met with the King, Madame de Pompadour, but also the Queen Marie Leczinska, who, thanks to her knowledge of German -among the many languages she spoke-, was able to communicate with the boy.

According to the legend, Mozart did indeed kiss Empress Maria Teresa, and proposed to the young Marie-Antoinette.

Mozart was well established in Vienna, at the court of Marie-Antoinette's brother Joseph.

Welcome to the Forum ! You sound like a valuable new addition to our forum. And I must say I love your user name.

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Post Re: Where to listen to the opera's M.A would have listened?
There is a good CD called "La petite musique de Marie Antoinette" with a number of pieces that she would have listened to, mainly by Gretry and Gossec.

Otherwise there are the operas by Glück "Iphiginie en Aulide' and Iphigenie en Tauride' and "Orphée and Eurydice", which she attended.

Of course she was herself an accomplished musician, and composed some well known contemporary songs.

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There is a good CD called "La petite musique de Marie Antoinette" with a number of pieces that she would have listened to, mainly by Gretry and Gossec.

Otherwise there are the operas by Glück "Iphiginie en Aulide' and Iphigenie en Tauride' and "Orphée and Eurydice", which she attended.

Of course she was herself an accomplished musician, and composed some well known contemporary songs.


Thanks so much! I will definitely look for this CD.

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