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  • Audio CD (August 20, 2002)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Naxos
  • Run Time: 137 minutes
  • ASIN: B000069CV2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #598,433 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Overture
2. Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Act 1. Cinque... dieci... venti
3. Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Act 1. Se a caso Madama
4. Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Act 1. Se vuol ballare
5. Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Act 1. La vendetta, oh, la vendetta
6. Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Act 1. Via resti servita, madama brillante
7. Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Act 1. Non so più cosa son, cosa faccio
8. Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Act 1. Cosa sento!
9. Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Act 1. Non più andrai
10. Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Act 2. Porgi, amor
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Disc: 2
1. Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Act 3. Riconosci in quest' amplesso
2. Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Act 3. E Susanna non vien!... Dove sono
3. Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Act 3. Sull'aria
4. Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Act 3. Ricevete, o padroncina
5. Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Act 3. Ecco la marcia... Amanti costanti
6. Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Act 4. Giunse alfin il momento... Deh, vieni, non tardar
7. Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Act 4. Pace, pace, mio dolce tesoro
8. Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Act 4. Gente, gente, all'armi, all'armi!
9. Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Aria. Porgi, amor
10. Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Aria. Dove sono
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By L. E. Cantrell VINE VOICE on April 22, 2003
Format: Audio CD
This has been a great recording for almost seventy years and will remain so for the remainder of the era of sound-only recordings.
The Glyndebourne Festival was the plaything of a wealthy English entrepreneur with a taste for German opera and the wherewithal to pay for it. He actually wanted to do a Wagner festival but was talked out of it by a few early escapees from the newly rising Nazi state. Mozart was an acceptable alternative for entrepeneur Christie and his (highly talented) wife, Audrey Mildmay, who appears on this set. Christie built the theater in his own market garden, sparing no expenses with respect to conducting, singers, production and rehearsals.
At the time of this recording, 1934-1935, the Glyndebourne Festival Theater had only 300 seats and sold tickets for about 2/3 of its seating capacity. I believe that the singing on this recording reflects those facts. To my ear, each singer is singing for a small house rather than the 2,000 to 3,500-seat caverns to which opera listeners have become accustomed. It is a revelation to hear this familiar material with voices able to provide subtleties rather than volumes of sound. Listen in particular to the perfectly focused voice of Willi Domgraff-Fassbaender, sounding very like a Tito Schipa who had somehow been born most of an octave lower in tone, illuminating his part as much as he sings it.
I am more comfortable with the sound of this set than the learned and acute-eared Mr. Austin from Kangaroo Ground, but then I like to hear the singers up front. Considering its age--the tracks were presumably scratched into rocks with hammers of stone--the fidelity is astonishingly good. There is a hiss. Get used to it for the sake of the brilliant performance. I also like the bonus tracks rather more than Mr. Austin.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Peter P. Fuchs on October 8, 2010
Format: Audio CD
I agree with all those who say this is one of the best. It is my favorite. But what is worth singling out is the subtle re-working that Naxos did with the sound. I have the recording many different ways, including all sorts of lp issues. I don't want to sound like the Princess and the Pea, but despite very good sound generally for its era, there was always something about the various re-issues of this Busch Figaro, in terms of sound, that put me off, and hindered a bit my absolute love of just about everything in the performance. Whatever it was, Naxos seems to have solved it. And I am surely grateful. Can't be exact about what it was. I notice, for instance, that somewhat ironically some of the slight distortion around the high voices is a bit more evident here. Not in a bothersome way, though. Perhaps on earlier issues there was some effort made to suppress that distortion and thereby some of the sound precision was diffused. Who knows? All I can say is that it is excellent now, and that Fritz Busch's conducting sounds better than ever.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By John Austin VINE VOICE on December 10, 2002
Format: Audio CD
Naxos has reissued on budget-priced CDs almost all the historic opera recordings from the 1930s and 1940s. This recording emanated from the first years of the Glyndebourne Festival and was the first "complete" recording of any Mozart opera. Predicting that there would be no market for an opera set of 25 or so 78s in those times of economic depression, producer Fred Gaisberg decided to omit all the secco recitatives, together with 3 or 4 arias and a chorus. In this Naxos restoration, you can thus hear almost all the main "numbers", with a pause of about 5 seconds between each one.
Conductor Fritz Busch was the regular conductor at Glyndebourne in the 1930s, and the ensemble of singers included Audrey Mildmay, the wife of the man that established the opera house in the grounds of his country property. Mildmay is the Susannah here, sweet and inoffensive in her arias, and easily heard carrying the top soprano line in the ensembles. The Countess is Aulikki Rautavaara, a Finnish soprano. She copes with her two difficult arias with ease but projects little emotional involvement. Luise Helletsgruber is a well-mannered Cherubino. The occasional "qvell" betrays her Austrian orgin. This pronunciation difficulty is still more evident in the singing of Willi Domgraf-Fassbaender, but he brings such brio and cheekiness to the part of Figaro and his voice, especially in the upper range, is so robust that the failing is soon forgotten. English singers Roy Henderson as the Count and Heddle Nash as a particularly gleeful Basilio fill the other major male parts. Uncredited in the Naxos cast listing is Fergus Dunlop as Antonio the gardener.
Mozart's librettist, Da Ponte, contrived some brilliant ensemble sequences in this opera.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Jeffrey Lipscomb on July 24, 2004
Format: Audio CD
Fritz Busch was, to my ears, one of the most totally satisfying of all Mozart conductors. His classic Don Giovanni and Cosi recordings (also on excellent Naxos transfers) are superb, despite ancient sound. This Figaro is also very fine, but it has never struck me as being on quite the same level of excellence as Busch's other Glyndebourne productions (or, for that matter, Beecham's Magic Flute, which is also available in Naxos' treasure trove of historic re-issues). While virtually every member of Busch's cast has been bettered elsewhere, there is nevertheless some wonderful ensemble singing here, and though Busch is not at his most compelling, I can't imagine any Mozartean not wanting to have this historic set in his or her CD library.

This is simply too great a work for any single CD recording to suffice as your only version. My basic recommendation for an un-cut version in good stereo sound would be the Erich Kleiber set on Decca, with Siepi's incredibly suave Figaro and Della Casa at her most ravishing (Gueden, Poell and Danco are also excellent). I far prefer this set to Giulini's, which has less interesting conducting and suffers from the boorish Almaviva of Wachter. Also very much worth hearing is the excellent and inexpensive EMI set conducted by Vittorio Gui. It's heavily cut and the conducting lacks Kleiber's sparkle, but it has the superb Countess of Sena Jurinac and the delightful pairing of Bruscantini and Sciutti as Figaro & Susanna. Another very fine Figaro (probably my favorite after the Kleiber) is the "live" 1955 effort under Hans Rosbaud, which has Panerai as a handsome Figaro, a gorgeous Susanna in Rita Streich, and top notch singers in the other major roles (Rehfuss, Stich-Randall and Lorengar). Sadly, that set is currently out of print.
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