To the regret of so many music lovers, soprano Barbara Bonney has pretty well vanished from US audiences. Years ago she moved to Salzburg to teach at the Mozarteum, and later she founded a retail store in Mozart’s old home town.
I miss the sound of her pure, rich, musical voice. So today I am trying to share with you a jewell that I located. It is the Aria “Et Incantus Est” from one of the Masses by Mozart.
For me personally, I do not see this as a religious work, even though it clearly originated for that purpose. As I hear this music it is pure sound, sensitive interpretation, and pure pleasure. Here it is now for your own enjoyment: