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  • Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Audio CD (24 Sept. 2007)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B000UZ4EWA
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
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Disc 1:

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Listen  1. Don Giovanni, K.527, Act I: Sinfonia (Orchestra)Wiener Philharmoniker/Riccardo Muti 6:19£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Don Giovanni, K.527, Act I, Scena prima: Notte e giorno faticar (Leporello/Donna Anna/Don Giovanni/Commendatore)William Shimell/Samuel Ramey/Cheryl Studer/Jan-Hendrik Rootering/Wiener Philharmoniker/Riccardo Muti 5:34£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Don Giovanni, K.527, Act I, Scena prima: Leporello, ove sei? (Don Giovanni/Leporello)William Shimell/Samuel Ramey/Wiener Philharmoniker/Riccardo Muti0:36£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Don Giovanni, K.527, Act I, Scena prima: Ah! Del padre in periglio...Ma qual mai s'offreCarol Vaness/Frank Lopardo/Wiener Philharmoniker/Riccardo Muti 2:55£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Don Giovanni, K.527, Act I, Scena prima: Fuggi, crudele, fuggi! (Donna Anna/Don Ottavio)Carol Vaness/Frank Lopardo/Wiener Philharmoniker/Riccardo Muti 3:20£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Don Giovanni, K.527, Act I, Scena seconda: Orsu, spicciati presto (Don Giovanni/Leporello)William Shimell/Samuel Ramey/Wiener Philharmoniker/Riccardo Muti 1:51£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Don Giovanni, K.527, Act I, Scena seconda: Ah, chi si dice maiWilliam Shimell/Samuel Ramey/Carol Vaness/Wiener Philharmoniker/Riccardo Muti 3:24£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Don Giovanni, K.527, Act I, Scena seconda: Chi e la? (Donna Elvira/Don Giovanni/Leporello)William Shimell/Samuel Ramey/Carol Vaness/Wiener Philharmoniker/Riccardo Muti 3:14£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Don Giovanni K527, Atto Primo, Scena Seconda: Madamina, Il Catalogo E Questo (Leporello)Samuel Ramey/Wiener Philharmoniker/Riccardo Muti 5:48£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Don Giovanni, K.527, Act I, Scena seconda: In questa forma dunque (Donna Elvira)Carol Vaness/Wiener Philharmoniker/Riccardo Muti0:37£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Don Giovanni, K.527, Act I, Scena terza: Giovinette, che fate all'amore (Zerlina/Coro/Masetto)Susanne Mentzer/Natale de Carolis/Konzertvereinigung der Wiener Staatsopernchor/Wiener Philharmoniker/Riccardo Muti 1:18£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Don Giovanni, K.527, Act I, Scena terza: Manco sale e partita (Don Giovanni/Leporello/Masetto)William Shimell/Samuel Ramey/Natale de Carolis/Wiener Philharmoniker/Riccardo Muti 2:35£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Don Giovanni, K.527, Act I, Scena terza: Ho capito, signor si! (Masetto)Natale de Carolis/Wiener Philharmoniker/Riccardo Muti 1:27£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Don Giovanni, K.527, Act I, Scena terza: Alfin siam liberatiWilliam Shimell/Susanne Mentzer/Wiener Philharmoniker/Riccardo Muti 2:10£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Don Giovanni K527, Atto Primo, Scena Terza: La Ci Darem La Mano (Don Giovanni/Zerlina)William Shimell/Susanne Mentzer/Wiener Philharmoniker/Riccardo Muti 3:20£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Don Giovanni, K.527, Act I, Scena terza: Fermati, scellerato! (Donna Elvira/Zerlina/Don Giovanni)William Shimell/Carol Vaness/Susanne Mentzer/Wiener Philharmoniker/Riccardo Muti0:52£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Don Giovanni, K.527, Act I, Scena terza: Ah, fuggi il traditor! (Donna Elvira)Carol Vaness/Wiener Philharmoniker/Riccardo Muti 1:16£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Don Giovanni, K.527, Act I, Scena terza: Mi par ch'oggi il demonioWilliam Shimell/Cheryl Studer/Carol Vaness/Frank Lopardo/Wiener Philharmoniker/Riccardo Muti 1:21£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Don Giovanni, K.527, Act I, Scena terza: Non ti fidar (Don Giovanni/Don Ottavio/Donna Anna/Donna Elvira)William Shimell/Cheryl Studer/Carol Vaness/Frank Lopardo/Wiener Philharmoniker/Riccardo Muti 4:02£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Don Giovanni, K.527, Act I, Scena terza: Povera sventurata! (Don Giovanni)William Shimell/Wiener Philharmoniker/Riccardo Muti0:26£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen21. Don Giovanni, K.527, Act I, Scena terza: Don Ottavio, son morta! (Donna Anna/Don Ottavio)Cheryl Studer/Frank Lopardo/Wiener Philharmoniker/Riccardo Muti 3:26£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen22. Don Giovanni K527, Atto Primo, Scena Terza: Or Sai Chi L'Onore (Donna Anna)Cheryl Studer/Wiener Philharmoniker/Riccardo Muti 2:58£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen23. Don Giovanni, K.527, Act I, Scena terza: Come mai creder deggio (Don Ottavio)Frank Lopardo/Wiener Philharmoniker/Riccardo Muti0:41£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen24. Don Giovanni K527, Atto Primo, Scena Terza: Dalla Sua Pace (Don Ottavio)Frank Lopardo/Wiener Philharmoniker/Riccardo Muti 5:00£0.99  Buy MP3 


Disc 2:

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Don Giovanni, K.527, Act I, Scena terza: Io deggio ad ogni patto (Leporello/Don Giovanni)William Shimell/Samuel Ramey/Wiener Philharmoniker/Riccardo Muti 1:55£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Don Giovanni K527, Atto Primo, Scena Terza: Finch'Han Dal Vino (Don Giovanni)William Shimell/Wiener Philharmoniker/Riccardo Muti 1:17£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Don Giovanni, K.527, Act I, Scena quarta: Masetto, senti un po'! (Zerlina/Masetto)Susanne Mentzer/Natale de Carolis/Wiener Philharmoniker/Riccardo Muti 1:11£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Don Giovanni, K.527, Act I, Scena quarta: Ma poi, Masetto mio...Batti, batti, o bel Masetto (Zerlina)Susanne Mentzer/Wiener Philharmoniker/Riccardo Muti 4:06£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Don Giovanni, K.527, Act I, Scena quarta: Guarda un po' (Masetto/Don Giovanni/Zerlina)William Shimell/Susanne Mentzer/Natale de Carolis/Wiener Philharmoniker/Riccardo Muti0:43£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Don Giovanni, K.527, Act I, Scena quarta: Presto, presto, pria ch'si venga (Masetto/Zerlina/Don Giovanni/Coro)William Shimell/Susanne Mentzer/Natale de Carolis/Konzertvereinigung der Wiener Staatsopernchor/Wiener Philharmoniker/Riccardo Muti 1:33£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Don Giovanni, K.527, Act I, Scena quarta: Tra quest'arbori celata (Zerlina/Don Giovanni/Masetto)William Shimell/Susanne Mentzer/Natale de Carolis/Wiener Philharmoniker/Riccardo Muti 2:19£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Don Giovanni, K.527, Act I, Scena quarta: Bisogna aver coraggio (Donna Elvira/Don Ottavio/Donna Anna/Leporello/Don Giovanni)William Shimell/Samuel Ramey/Cheryl Studer/Carol Vaness/Frank Lopardo/Wiener Philharmoniker/Riccardo Muti 2:09£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Don Giovanni, K.527, Act I, Scena quarta: Protegge il giusto cielo (Donna Anna/Don Ottavio/Donna Elvira)Cheryl Studer/Carol Vaness/Frank Lopardo/Wiener Philharmoniker/Riccardo Muti 2:30£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Don Giovanni, K.527, Act I, Scena quinta: Riposate, vezzose ragazze (Don Giovanni/Leporello/Masetto/Zerlina)William Shimell/Samuel Ramey/Susanne Mentzer/Natale de Carolis/Wiener Philharmoniker/Riccardo Muti 1:11£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Don Giovanni, K.527, Act I, Scena quinta: Venite pur avanti (Leporello/Don Giovanni/Donna Elvira/Don Ottavio)William Shimell/Samuel Ramey/Carol Vaness/Frank Lopardo/Wiener Philharmoniker/Riccardo Muti 1:37£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Don Giovanni, K.527, Act I, Scena quinta: Ricominciate il suono! (Don Giovanni/Leporello/Donna Elvira/Donna Anna/Don Ottavio/Masetto/Zerlina)William Shimell/Samuel Ramey/Cheryl Studer/Carol Vaness/Frank Lopardo/Susanne Mentzer/Natale De Carolis/Wiener Philharmoniker/Riccardo Muti 2:41£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Don Giovanni, K.527, Act I, Scena quinta: Ecco il birbo (Don Giovanni/Leporello/Don Ottavio/Donna Anna/Donna Elvira)William Shimell/Samuel Ramey/Cheryl Studer/Carol Vaness/Frank Lopardo/Wiener Philharmoniker/Riccardo Muti 1:14£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Don Giovanni, K.527, Act I, Scena quinta: Trema, treme, o scellerato! (Tutti)William Shimell/Samuel Ramey/Cheryl Studer/Carol Vaness/Frank Lopardo/Susanne Mentzer/Natale De Carolis/Jan-Hendrik Rootering/Konzertvereinigung Der Wiener Staatsopernchor/Wiener Philharmoniker/Riccar 1:59£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Don Giovanni, K.527, Act II, Scena prima: E via, buffone (Don Giovanni/Leporello)William Shimell/Samuel Ramey/Wiener Philharmoniker/Riccardo Muti 1:02£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Don Giovanni, K.527, Act II, Scena prima: Leporello!...Signore? (Don Giovanni/Leporello)William Shimell/Samuel Ramey/Wiener Philharmoniker/Riccardo Muti 2:13£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Don Giovanni, K.527, Act II, Scena prima: A taci, ingiusto core! (Donna Elvira/Leporello/Don Giovanni)William Shimell/Samuel Ramey/Carol Vaness/Wiener Philharmoniker/Riccardo Muti 4:40£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Don Giovanni, K.527, Act II, Scena prima: Amico, che ti par? (Don Giovanni/Leporello)William Shimell/Samuel Ramey/Wiener Philharmoniker/Riccardo Muti0:33£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Don Giovanni, K.527, Act II, Scena prima: Eccomi a voi (Donna Elvira/Don Giovanni/Leporello)William Shimell/Samuel Ramey/Carol Vaness/Wiener Philharmoniker/Riccardo Muti 1:33£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Don Giovanni K527, Atto Secondo, Scena Prima: Deh, Vieni Alla Finestra (Don Giovanni)William Shimell/Wiener Philharmoniker/Riccardo Muti 2:03£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen21. Don Giovanni, K.527, Act II, Scena prima: Non ci stanchiamo (Masetto/Don Giovanni)William Shimell/Natale de Carolis/Wiener Philharmoniker/Riccardo Muti 1:14£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen22. Don Giovanni, K.527, Act II, Scena prima: Meta di voi qua vadano (Don Giovanni)William Shimell/Wiener Philharmoniker/Riccardo Muti 2:40£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen23. Don Giovanni, K.527, Act II, Scena prima: Zitto, lascia ch'io senta! (Don Giovanni/Masetto)William Shimell/Natale de Carolis/Wiener Philharmoniker/Riccardo Muti0:56£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen24. Don Giovanni, K.527, Act II, Scena prima: Ahi, ahi! la testa mia! (Masetto/Don Giovanni/Zerlina)William Shimell/Susanne Mentzer/Natale de Carolis/Wiener Philharmoniker/Riccardo Muti 1:35£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen25. Don Giovanni K527, Atto Secondo, Scena Prima: Vedrai Carino (Zerlina)Susanne Mentzer/Wiener Philharmoniker/Riccardo Muti 3:48£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen26. Don Giovanni, K.527, Act II, Scena seconda: Di molte faci il lume (Leporello/Donna Elvira)Samuel Ramey/Carol Vaness/Wiener Philharmoniker/Riccardo Muti0:36£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen27. Don Giovanni, K.527, Act II, Scena seconda: Sola, sola in buio locoWilliam Shimell/Samuel Ramey/Cheryl Studer/Carol Vaness/Frank Lopardo/Susanne Mentzer/Natale De Carolis/Jan-Hendrik Rootering/Konzertvereinigung Der Wiener Staatsopernchor/Wiener Philharmoniker/Riccar 4:52£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen28. Don Giovanni, K.527, Act II, Scena seconda: Mille torbidi pensieri (Donna Elvira/Leporello/Don Ottavio/Donna Anna/Zerlina/Masetto)Samuel Ramey/Cheryl Studer/Carol Vaness/Frank Lopardo/Susanne Mentzer/Natale de Carolis/Wiener Philharmoniker/Riccardo Muti 2:10£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen29. Don Giovanni, K.527, Act II, Scena seconda: Dunque quello sei tu (Zerlina/Donna Elvira/Don Ottavio/Masetto)Carol Vaness/Frank Lopardo/Susanne Mentzer/Natale de Carolis/Wiener Philharmoniker/Riccardo Muti0:26£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen30. Don Giovanni, K.527, Act II, Scena seconda: Ah, pieta, signori miei (Leporello)Samuel Ramey/Wiener Philharmoniker/Riccardo Muti 1:42£0.99  Buy MP3 


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Listen  1. Don Giovanni, K.527, Act II, Scena seconda: Ferma, perfido (Donna Elvira/Masetto/Zerlina/Don Ottavio)Carol Vaness/Frank Lopardo/Susanne Mentzer/Natale de Carolis/Wiener Philharmoniker/Riccardo Muti0:56£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Don Giovanni, K.527, Act II, Scena seconda: Il mio tesoro intanto (Don Giovanni)William Shimell/Wiener Philharmoniker/Riccardo Muti 4:02£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Don Giovanni, K.527, Act II, Scena seconda: In quali eccessi, o Numi (Donna Elvira)Carol Vaness/Wiener Philharmoniker/Riccardo Muti 2:36£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Don Giovanni, K.527, Act II, Scena seconda: Mi tradi, quell'alma ingrata (Donna Elvira)Carol Vaness/Wiener Philharmoniker/Riccardo Muti 3:22£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Don Giovanni, K.527, Act II, Scena terza: Ah, ah, ah, questa e buona (Don Giovanni/Leporello/Commendatore)William Shimell/Samuel Ramey/Jan-Hendrik Rootering/Wiener Philharmoniker/Riccardo Muti 4:29£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Don Giovanni, K.527, Act II, Scena terza: O statua gentilissima (Don Giovanni/Leporello)William Shimell/Samuel Ramey/Wiener Philharmoniker/Riccardo Muti 3:11£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Don Giovanni, K.527, Act II, Scena quarta: Calmatevi, idol mio! (Don Ottavio/Donna Anna)Cheryl Studer/Frank Lopardo/Wiener Philharmoniker/Riccardo Muti 2:43£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Don Giovanni, K.527, Act II, Scena quarta: Non mi dir, bell'idol mio (Donna Anna)Cheryl Studer/Wiener Philharmoniker/Riccardo Muti 5:03£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Don Giovanni, K.527, Act II, Scena quarta: Ah, si segua il suo passo (Don Ottavio)Frank Lopardo/Wiener Philharmoniker/Riccardo Muti0:31£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Don Giovanni, K.527, Act II, Scena quinta: Già la mensa e preperata (Don Giovanni/Leporello)William Shimell/Samuel Ramey/Wiener Philharmoniker/Riccardo Muti 4:23£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Don Giovanni, K.527, Act II, Scena quinta: L'ultima prova dell'amor mio (Donna Elvira/Don Giovanni/Leporello)William Shimell/Samuel Ramey/Carol Vaness/Wiener Philharmoniker/Riccardo Muti 2:33£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Don Giovanni, K.527, Act II, Scena quinta: Ah, signor! Per carita! (Leporello/Don Giovanni)William Shimell/Samuel Ramey/Wiener Philharmoniker/Riccardo Muti0:48£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Don Giovanni, K. 527, Act 2: "Don Giovanni, a cenar teco" (Commendatore/Don Giovanni/Leporello/Chorus)Riccardo Muti 7:12£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Don Giovanni, K.527, Act II, Scena quinta: Ah, dov'e il perfido?Samuel Ramey/Cheryl Studer/Carol Vaness/Frank Lopardo/Susanne Mentzer/Natale de Carolis/Wiener Philharmoniker/Riccardo Muti 1:33£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Don Giovanni, K.527, Act II, Scena quinta: Or che tutti, o mio tesoroSamuel Ramey/Cheryl Studer/Carol Vaness/Frank Lopardo/Susanne Mentzer/Natale de Carolis/Wiener Philharmoniker/Riccardo Muti 2:58£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Don Giovanni K527, Atto Secondo, Scena Quinta: Questo È Il Fin (Donna Elvira/Donna Anna/Zerlina/Don Ottavio/Masetto/Leporello)Samuel Ramey/Cheryl Studer/Carol Vaness/Frank Lopardo/Susanne Mentzer/Natale de Carolis/Wiener Philharmoniker/Riccardo Muti 1:46£0.99  Buy MP3 

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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
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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
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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
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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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