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Mozart: Così fan tutte [CD]

Wiener Philharmoniker Audio CD
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  • Performer: Lisa della Casa, Christa Ludwig, Emmy Loose, Anton Dermota
  • Orchestra: Vienna State Opera Chorus, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Conductor: Karl Böhm
  • Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Audio CD (18 Jan 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Opera Double Decca
  • ASIN: B000023ZF8
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Mozart: Così fan tutte, K.588 - OvertureKarl Böhm 4:28£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Mozart: Così fan tutte, K.588 / Act 1 - "La mia Dorabella" - "Fuor la spada"Paul Schöffler 3:05£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Mozart: Così fan tutte, K.588 / Act 1 - "E la fede delle femmine" - "Scioccherie di poeti!"Paul Schöffler 2:32£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Mozart: Così fan tutte, K.588 / Act 1 - "Una bella serenata"Paul Schöffler 2:16£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Mozart: Così fan tutte, K.588 / Act 1 - "Ah, guarda, sorella"Paul Schöffler 5:04£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Mozart: Così fan tutte, K.588 / Act 1 - "Vorrei dir, e cor non ho" - "Stelle! Per carità, signor Alfonso"Paul Schöffler 1:40£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Mozart: Così fan tutte, K.588 / Act 1 - "Sento, oh Dio, che questo piede"Paul Schöffler 3:57£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Mozart: Così fan tutte, K.588 / Act 1 - "Bella vita militar!" - "Non v'è più tempo"Wiener Staatsopernchor 1:36£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Mozart: Così fan tutte, K.588 / Act 1 - "Di scrivermi ogni giorno" - "Bella vita militar!" - "Dove son?"Wiener Staatsopernchor 3:38£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Mozart: Così fan tutte, K.588 / Act 1 - "Soave sia il vento"Paul Schöffler 2:49£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Mozart: Così fan tutte, K.588 / Act 1 - "Che vita maledetta" - "Madame, ecco la vostra colazione"Emmy Loose 1:00£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Mozart: Così fan tutte, K.588 / Act 1 - "Ah, scostati!"Emmy Loose 4:36£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Mozart: Così fan tutte, K.588 / Act 1 - "In uomini, in soldati"Emmy Loose 2:41£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Mozart: Così fan tutte, K.588 / Act 1 - "Che silenzio!"Emmy Loose 2:09£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Mozart: Così fan tutte, K.588 / Act 1 - "Alla bella Despinetta"Emmy Loose 6:43£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Mozart: Così fan tutte, K.588 / Act 1 - "Temerari! Sortite!" - "Come scoglio!"Paul Schöffler 6:32£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Mozart: Così fan tutte, K.588 / Act 1 - "Non siate ritrosi"Erich Kunz 1:27£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Mozart: Così fan tutte, K.588 / Act 1 - "E voi ridete?" - "Si può sapere un poco"Paul Schöffler 1:29£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Mozart: Così fan tutte, K.588 / Act 1 - "Un'aura amorosa"Karl Böhm 4:52£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Mozart: Così fan tutte, K.588 / Act 1 - "Ah, che tutta in un momento"Lisa Della Casa 3:16£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen21. Mozart: Così fan tutte, K.588 / Act 1 - "Si mora, sì, si mora"Emmy Loose 5:15£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen22. Mozart: Così fan tutte, K.588 / Act 1 - "Eccovi il medico"Emmy Loose 3:17£0.79  Buy MP3 


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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Mozart: Così fan tutte, K.588 / Act 1 - "Dove son?"Emmy Loose 2:31£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Mozart: Così fan tutte, K.588 / Act 1 - "Dammi un bacio"Emmy Loose 2:53£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Mozart: Così fan tutte, K.588 / Act 2 - Madame, trattar l'amore en bagatelleEmmy Loose 1:35£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Mozart: Così fan tutte, K.588 / Act 2 - "Una donna a quindici anni" - "Sorella, cosa dici?"Emmy Loose 4:39£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Mozart: Così fan tutte, K.588 / Act 2 - "Prenderò quel brunettino"Lisa Della Casa 2:55£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Mozart: Così fan tutte, K.588 / Act 2 - Secondate, aurette amiche...Cos'è tal serenataEmmy Loose 4:11£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Mozart: Così fan tutte, K.588 / Act 2 - "La mano a me date"Emmy Loose 5:30£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Mozart: Così fan tutte, K.588 / Act 2 - "Il cor vi dono"Christa Ludwig 4:15£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Mozart: Così fan tutte, K.588 / Act 2 - "Barbara! Perché fuggi?"Lisa Della Casa 1:25£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Mozart: Così fan tutte, K.588 / Act 2 - "Ei parte...Per pietà"Lisa Della Casa 7:50£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Mozart: Così fan tutte, K.588 / Act 2 - "Amico, abbiamo vinto!"Erich Kunz 2:55£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Mozart: Così fan tutte, K.588 / Act 2 - "Donne mie, la fate a tanti"Erich Kunz 2:34£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Mozart: Così fan tutte, K.588 / Act 2 - Ora vedo che siete...Come tutta congiuraEmmy Loose 2:18£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Mozart: Così fan tutte, K.588 / Act 2 - Fra gli amplessi - Ah, poveretto me, cosa ho vedutoEmmy Loose 7:07£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Mozart: Così fan tutte, K.588 / Act 2 - "Tutti accusan le donne"Paul Schöffler0:59£0.39  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Mozart: Così fan tutte, K.588 / Act 2 - "Fate presto, o cari amici"Emmy Loose 1:44£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Mozart: Così fan tutte, K.588 / Act 2 - "Benedetti i doppi coniugi"Lisa Della Casa 4:07£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Mozart: Così fan tutte, K.588 / Act 2 - "Miei signori, tutto è fatto"Emmy Loose 3:38£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Mozart: Così fan tutte, K.588 / Act 2 - Richiamati da regio contordineEmmy Loose 8:13£0.79  Buy MP3 


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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Delightful balanced Cosi - a joy to rediscover! 13 Mar 2009
Format:Audio CD
For years I had the excerpts from this set on LP and though I liked it, thought Lisa Della Casa in particular too serious in sound - you know she has a deeply melancholic voice at times! However when spaced out throughout the opera her arias and weight of voice and intonation are just superb and I surprisingly thought the whole much better than the highlights - curious as usually it's the other way round. Anyway these seemingly nonsense thoughts aside its a lovely rendition and has quickly become a firm favourite.

As to dictation, as mentioned by the Italian reviewer, yes it isn't all it could be however it is very typical of the time and frankly the mispronunciations are generally easier for me to understand than the perfect Italian would be, so often Italian is sung so flowingly you can't pick individual words and is far from the Italian as spoken on the streets of modern day Italy. It doesn't trouble me but ...I am sure it would Italians...

I think you can afford this set as well as a modern one though frankly none has come my way to recommend and since it is so often performed these days I haven't sort one out.

Overall I think this a delightfully balanced Cosi and it was a joy for me to rediscover how good it was - 1955 Decca stereo has quite legendary recoding quality and thank god the orchestra is modest and does not attempt to drown the singers not that it could these quality and when needed large voices.

Whist it is Lisa Della Casa's opera her support is only just the merest notch behind and as seemed to be the case back in the 1950's ensemble work was common as these singers really did sing together and her duets show how good she and her colleagues were at blending their voices, and playing the roles as if on stage! Enough buy it .....
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
SOURCE:
1955 studio recording made at the Redoutensaal, Vienna.

SOUND:
This was a state-of-the-art recording at the very beginning of the stereo era. As stereo players were still few and far between in 1955, it was originally issued on Lp in two versions, mono and stereo. The old Lp mono version--in what was then called "high fidelity"--easily held its own against stereo versions of the 1960s and 70s. The digital remastering of this stereo version appears to have taken place in 1999 and, so far as I am concerned, was highly successful.

CAST:
Fiordiligi - Lisa della Casa
Dorabella - Christa Ludwig
Ferrando - Anton Dermota
Guglielmo - Erich Kunz
Don Alfonso - Paul Schoeffler
Despina - Emmy Loose

CONDCTOR:
Karl Boehm with the Wiener Philharmoniker and the Wiener Staatsopernchor.

TEXT:
This performance reflects the standard performing edition in use at the time it was recorded. Subsequent recordings have restored most cuts and frankly, in my opinion, have not been substantially enhanced by the restorations. Those of you who take a completist stance, feel free to disagree vehemently.

DOCUMENTATION:
Barebones. No libretto. Summary of the plot keyed to the track listings. A "fact file" presents odds and ends about the history of the opera. Track list with timings.

FORMAT:
Disk 1 - Act I, tracks 1-22; 74:30.
Disk 2 - Act I (continued), tracks 1-2; Act II, tracks 3-19; 68:24.

COMMENTARY:
A casual look at the catalogue suggests that Karl Boehm devoted every alternate weekend to recording yet another Mozart opera. This is the first of his recorded versions of "Cosi fan tutte." For all intents and purposes it is his forgotten Mozart opera.
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful vintage recording 26 April 2006
Format:Audio CD
This is a lovely vintage recording, arguably superior to Bohm's later account on EMI. The singing is beautiful, and the orchestra superb. Bohm's reading is measured but well-paced.

Contrary to the misinformation given in the first review on this page, this Decca recording was made in 1955 (NOT 1951).

The recording is one of the very first to be made in stereo. The sound is not up to modern standards, but is far ahead of other recordings made at the time. The orchestral strings sound rather thin at times, and the singers appear to be very closely mic-ed, but the wonderful performances far outweigh any shortcomings of the recording.

There are a number of small cuts to the score (hence the fact that the opera fits onto only 2 CDs), but otherwise it is performed complete. Its bargain nature makes this recording well worth having as an additional version even if you already own a copy of Cosi. Overall this is one of the best recordings available of this opera.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally a truly joyful Cosi 28 April 2010
Format:Audio CD
Until I discovered this wonderful recording I have thought that the opera was a little boring (including Bohm's later recording with Schwarzkopf), even though the music was wonderful. This recording truly made me love the opera as much as Don Giovanni and Le nozze di Figaro. Bohm's handling of the score is like nothing before or since. Della Casa, Ludwig, Dermota, Kunz, Schoffler and Loose were so good, despite some not too good diction here and there. All of them worked together so well to make this recording a wonderful experience. Bohm and the solists also made the comedic moments work. The two grand finales too were such joys to behold I couldn't believe what I was hearing. It was two times 20 minutes of pure joy. Everything else was equally joyful.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Fills a gap in my Mozart collection
Excerpts on composite collections are no substitute for the full opera on a single CD. Now I can enjoy more of 'the master'.
Published 13 months ago by Archie Wood
1.0 out of 5 stars The voices on the recording a awful
The soprano voice is thin wobbly! Awful! Very old fashioned singing, I would rather go for a more modern recording
Published 18 months ago by Tamara V. Ravenhill
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!
I love this opera - one of Mozart's best - you just feel happy in listening to it. Has a feel-good atmosphere about it
Published 20 months ago by Brian Goredema-Braid
5.0 out of 5 stars Mozart Cosi fan tutte
Excellent performance dating from 1950s."Includes Unique Listening Guide" states a sticker on the front cover. Read more
Published on 25 May 2012 by Mr. D. K. Martin
5.0 out of 5 stars A very enjoyable recording made in Vienna under Bohm,
Recorded in Vienna by Decca in 1955, this performance under the direction of Karl Bohm is very enjoyable. Read more
Published on 9 April 2012 by Mhr
5.0 out of 5 stars Exquisite singing and mid-fifties stereo as fresh as Springtime
I have a kind of on-off relationship with Mozart. A period of burgeoning interest and excitement, then a feeling that everyone after him was ten times more exciting, and then much... Read more
Published on 26 Mar 2011 by Philoctetes
5.0 out of 5 stars Best CD-version of Cosi
Böhm is my all time favourite as a Cosi conductor.
He can really comment what happens on stage. Read more
Published on 26 Nov 2010 by Jensn Bader
3.0 out of 5 stars Cosi is in Mono?
I didn't realise until I got this recording that it would be in Mono. Please make it clear on the order details.
Published on 28 Jun 2009 by R. S. Eakin
3.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful singing, marred by intolerably bad diction
Without intending to add much to, or detract anything from, the extolling and expert words lavished on this set by many a reviewer, I feel obliged to point out a flaw that, though... Read more
Published on 12 Mar 2009 by marschallin73
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