Nicole Baker


Vocal treatises of the 18th c. and recent research suggest that Mozart's concert arias should be embellished with restraint. Appropriate ornaments include turns, filling-in patterns, appoggiaturas, and short cadences at elongated fermatas. Two arias--Alcandro lo confesso...Non so d'onde viene, K.294, and Bella mia fiamma...Resta, o cara, K.528--are discussed in more detail.



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