EW Staff
February 01, 1991 AT 05:00 AM EST

Bastien and Bastienne

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Vinson Cole, Edita Gruberova, Raymond Leppard, Laszlo Polgar
Producers
Sony Classical
genre
Classical

We gave it an A

Mozart’s first opera, Bastien and Bastienne — written when he was 11 — opens with a theme that Beethoven later put to good use in the Eroica Symphony. That musical coincidence notwithstanding, it’s a sweet, slight, thoroughly amazing work that unmistakably heralds the genius of music’s greatest talent. The performance is ideal, highlighted by Edita Gruberova’s sparkling Bastienne. A

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