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Mozart: Don Giovanni

24 Sept. 2007 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 24 Sept. 2007
  • Release Date: 24 Sept. 2007
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Label: Warner Classics
  • Copyright: (C) 1991 EMI Records Ltd.
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  • Total Length: 2:51:04
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  • ASIN: B001IYGYVG
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 87,472 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Andrew Murray on 30 Nov. 2012
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This is probably the best recording you will find of 'Don Giovanni' on Amazon. It is a crying shame that there aren't more recordings out there; indeed I still pine for the loss of a DVD or at the very least a CD version of a Samuel Ramey/Feruccio Furlanetto performance - every DVD seems to be over twenty pounds (!). Still, Ramey is here, singing the part of Leporello. The tempo (to disregard another reviewer) is SUPERB. It is allegro ma non troppo and the arias are sung exquisitely. The frenzied opening ("Non sperar, se non m'uccidi") sets the pace for the whole thing and I thought that Lopardo's Don Ottavio was brilliant in executing the very difficult "Dalla sua pace". Finally, all "Don Giovanni" performances MUST have a sublime Commendatore for the ending - this recording is as good as any.

Overall,

8/10 - check out the Ramey/Furlanetto performance on YouTube and you'll see why this isn't the best out there, but nevertheless it is worth the relatively cheap price.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Cosa Nostra on 7 Jan. 2011
Format: Audio CD
I was initiallly reluctant to go for this recording of the Opera. My final decision was swayed more by the low price and high ranking in the bestsellers for the category 'Don Giovanni'.

The quality of the recording is satisfactory, but my only real gripe is that the tempo is very slow. Especially for the opening crashing chords of the dramatic overture, I find that personally I prefer a fast tempo to create the sense of occasion. This recording could be decribed as somewhat 'lesuirely'.

One other major disappointment for me, was that this recording does not come with an Italian/English libretto, which I assumed it would.

However, all things considered it's not a bad investment for [...]...you get a respectable recording of one of the true operatic masterpieces.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ralph Moore TOP 100 REVIEWER on 9 Dec. 2013
Format: Audio CD
It is painfully amusing to read some of the encomiums for this doomed set from listeners who seem inexplicably satisfied with what is, at best, a third rate recording. Of course Mozart's glorious music can stand a battering from inadequate performers but what need is there to settle for this when the catalogue is bursting with great and highly recommendable versions of this extraordinary opera? The playing of the Vienna Philharmonic is the most pleasing aspect of this lamentable account but Muti drives much so hard and humourlessly they scarcely have the chance to make their mark; at other points, Muti slows to a crawl without any discernible reason.

Otherwise, we must scratch about for crumbs of cold comfort. Starting with William Shimmell's deeply over-parted Don, we hear a rough, hollow-voiced baritone without any allure or velvet in his tone - and one desperately trying too hard to compensate for his vocal deficiencies by barking, shouting and growling. Next on the block is Lopardo's hoarse, strangulated tenor; the epitome of what Italians call "ingolato": the voice never escapes from his tonsils. Another reviewer finds his singing exquisitely beautiful; I would guide him towards McCormack, Wunderlich, Simoneau, Burrows, Valletti - well, just about any other famous exponent of the role, really. Let's pass over the almost voiceless Masetto and briefly mention Ramey's blank, bland Leporello. I love Ramey's bass....in a suitable role; this isn't it and in any case, he outsings his boss. Rootering blusters ineffectually as the Commendatore; he's usually better but must have been disheartened by the perfunctory conducting and singing around him.
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3 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Bernard Michael O'Hanlon on 9 Dec. 2013
Format: MP3 Download
While Australia is well known trade-wise for its minerals and gas, our economy is also supported by a range of other industries, not least the manufacture and export of rubber chickens. It is a vibrant sector. I have visited the Dandenong Rubber Chicken Factory in person; it's quite an experience; Joe Dirt is now its foreman. Interestingly enough, much of the export market is in Europe. They're awarded to conductors of botched or mundane performances.

Over time, Muti has acquired as many rubber-chickens as Zubin Mehta or Roger Norrington: it's a rubber-chicken Armageddon. Erasing his Verdi (there is a presumption here on my part) and Scriabin would allow Riccardo to revert to the land as a poultry-farmer. Here is another occurence: his recording of Don Giovanni from 1991.

It has two semi-redemptive features: Cheryl Studer IS Donna Anna; the Vienna Philharmonic bets the house and stupendously so. Indeed, it is semi-tempting to over-rate this recording on the basis of its contribution. From an orchestral perspective alone, the Supper Scene is riveting.

As others have commented, it's a hard-driven, pacey account by Muti with little or no concession to the innate humour of the score. "Ah, del padre in periglio... Fuggi, crudele, fuggi!" is remarkably shallow. Blink and you'll miss the Chorus of the Peasants: that's how fast it is. "An Dov'è Il Perfido" is lacking in apotheosis - there is no sense of relief from the ensemble that the roto-rooter is finally dead. Sad to say, this recording features a Don Giovanni (William Shimell) who has a wobbly voice with no powers of characterisation whatsoever ("La ci clarem la mano" could almost feature in the first half of an advertisement for Viagra).
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