The Swedish soprano Malin Hartelius comes from Växjö. She studied in Vienna
and gained her first stage experiences while still a student. She became a
member of the Vienna State Opera Studio in 1989/90, and subsequently of the
Vienna State Opera. She then began to appear at all the leading opera
houses and concert venues of Europe. Malin Hartelius was employed by the
Zurich Opera when this recording was made at the Mozartwoche 2001.
Frans Brüggen was born in Amsterdam in 1934. After pursuing a great career
as a recorder virtuoso, he began to devote himself almost exclusively to
conducting. In 1981 he founded the Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century,
with which he has gone on tours around the world. He has also led many of
the leading orchestras in Europe. The Mozarteum Orchester Salzburg goes
back to the "Dom-Musik-Verein und Mozarteum" founded in 1841. Since 1938 it
has been an independent institution with professional musicians. It has
been the orchestra of the city and the Land of Salzburg since 1958 and, in
addition to its activity as opera and concert orchestra, it also performs
regularly at the Salzburg Festival and the Mozartwoche.