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Mozart: Don Giovanni Import

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With Herbert von Karajan leading the Berlin Philharmonic in any performance, there are some automatic expectations: the music will be delivered with exemplary polish, balance, and a clear, logically implemented overall concept. These values will be pursued, if necessary, even at the expense of dramatic impact--the kind of impact you expect and get from Muti and Giulini, but there will be a beauty and a coordination in the performance that compensates for any lessening of purely theatrical excitement. As a matter of fact, there is plenty of theatrical impact in this Don Giovanni, and there are moments when the singing lacks the ultimate polish, but von Karajan's touch is evident everywhere, and it makes a tremendous difference. --Joe McLellan

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Overture
  2. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Act 1, scene 1: 'Notte e giorno faticar'
  3. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Act 1, scene 2: 'Leporello, ove sei?'
  4. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Act 1, scene 3: 'Ah! del padre in periglio'
  5. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Act 1, scene 3: 'Ma qual mai s'offre, oh Dei'
  6. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Act 1, scene 3: 'Fuggi, crudele, fuggi!'
  7. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Act 1, scene 4: 'Orsù, spicciati presto'
  8. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Act 1, scene 5: 'Ah! chi mi dice mai'
  9. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Act 1, scene 5: 'Chi Ã.. là?' - 'Stelle! che vedo!'
  10. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Act 1, scene 5: 'Madamina, il catalogo è questo'
  11. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Act 1, scene 6: 'In questa forma, dunque'
  12. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Act 1, scene 7: 'Giovinette che fate all'amore'
  13. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Act 1, scene 8: 'Manco male è partita'
  14. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Act 1, scene 8: 'Ho capito, signor sì'
  15. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Act 1, scene 9: 'Alfin siam liberati'
  16. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Act 1, scene 9: 'Là ci darem la mano'
  17. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Act 1, scene 10: 'Fermati, scellerato'
  18. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Act 1, scene 10: 'Ah, fuggi il traditor'
  19. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Act 1, scene 11: 'Mi par ch'oggi il demonio si diverta'
  20. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Act 1, scene 12: 'Ah, ti ritrovo ancor'
  21. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Act 1, scene 12: 'Non ti fidar, o misera'
  22. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Act 1, scene 12: 'Povera sventurata!'
  23. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Act 1, scene 13: 'Don Ottavio, son morta!'
  24. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Act 1, scene 13: 'Or sai chi l'onore'
  25. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Act 1, scene 14: 'Come mai creder deggio'
  26. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Act 1, scene 14: 'Salla sua pace'

Disc: 2

  1. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Act 1, scene 15: 'Io deggio ad ogni patto'
  2. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Act 1, scene 15: 'Fin ch'han dal vino'
  3. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Act 1, scene 16: 'Masetto: senti un po'!'
  4. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Act 1, scene 16: 'Batti, batti, o bel Masetto'
  5. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Act 1, scene 16: 'Guarda un po''
  6. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Act 1, scene 16: 'Presto presto pria ch'ei venga'
  7. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Act 1, scene 17: 'Su svegliatevi, da bravi'
  8. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Act 1, scene 18: 'Tra quest'arbori celata'
  9. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Act 1, scene 19: 'Bisogna aver coraggio'
  10. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Act 1, scene 20: 'Riposate, vezzose ragazze!'
  11. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Act 2, scene 1: 'Eh via buffone'
  12. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Act 2, scene 1: 'Leporello'/ 'Signore'
  13. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Act 2, scene 2: 'Amico, che ti par?'
  14. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Act 2, scene 3: 'Eccomi a voi!'
  15. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Act 2, scene 3: 'Deh, vieni allla finestra''
  16. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Act 2, scene 3: 'V'è gente alla finestra!'
  17. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Act 2, scene 4: 'Non ci stanchiamo'
  18. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Act 2, scene 4: 'Metà di voi qua vadano'
  19. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Act 2, scene 5: 'Zitto! Lascia ch'io senta'
  20. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Act 2, scene 6: 'Ahi! ahi! la testa mia'
  21. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Act 2, scene 6: 'Vedrai, carino'
  22. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Act 2, scene 7/8: 'Sola, sola, in buio loco'

Disc: 3

  1. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Act 2, scene 9: 'Dunque quello sei tu'
  2. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Act 2, scene 9: 'Ah, pietà, signori miei'
  3. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Act 2, scene 10: 'Ferma, perfido, ferma'
  4. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Act 2, scene 10: 'Il mio tesoro intanto'
  5. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Act 2, scene 10: 'In quali eccessi, o Numi'
  6. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Act 2, scene 10: 'Mi tradi quell'alma ingrata'
  7. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Act 2, scene 11: 'Ah, ah, ah, questa Ã.. buona'
  8. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Act 2, scene 11: 'O statua gentilissima'
  9. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Act 2, scene 12: 'Calmatevi, idol mio'
  10. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Act 2, scene 12: 'Crudele! - Ah, no mio bene!'
  11. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Act 2, scene 12: 'Non mi dir, bell'idol mio'
  12. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Act 2, scene 12: 'Ah, si segna il suo passo'
  13. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Act 2, scene 13: 'Già la mensa Ã.. preparata'
  14. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Act 2, scene 14: 'L'ultima prova dell'amor mio'
  15. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Act 2, scene 15: 'Don Giovanni, a cenar teco m'invitasti'
  16. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Act 2, scene 15: 'Ah! dove Ã.. il perfido'


Product Details

  • Performer: Samuel Ramey, Anna Tomowa-Sintow, Agnes Baltsa, Paata Burchuladze, Kathleen Battle, et al.
  • Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
  • Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Audio CD (October 25, 1990)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Deutsche Grammophon
  • ASIN: B000001G7D
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #82,395 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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This is a matchless version of Mozart's greatest opera. Everything is in place here in spades!- the finest orchestral ensemble on the planet playing under the irreplaceable guidance of that mystical genius von Karajan, in a recording that exemplifies the recording art with breathtaking sonics employed so wisely, so justly that one thinks only of Mozart! It is a remarkable achievment cemented by as fine a singing ensemble as I've ever experienced assembled for one recording. Sam Ramey's Don is without peer on the modern operatic stage. Such risks! so thoroughly vindicated! And he has grown into this consummate assimilation of the role with such humility and such assurance- there really is nothing comparable to his Don Giovanni. Shining in the role of Donna Anna is the legendary Anna Tomowa-Sintow, a Mozart singer of the highest caliber, so prodigal of voice, and so "Karajan sounding", as the idea goes! Battle, of course, sings with characteristically limpid legato when you least expect it, creating an opulent Zerlina balanced like a sword point against the innocence. Incidentally, the filmed version of the Salzburg rehearsal by Karajan of this cast reveals a great deal of how Karajan achieved the level of musical interplay found in this recording. Furlanetto's Leporello is the perfect foil to Ramey's Don, and the casting of the two is the right one here, known as they are for liking to switch roles when playing this opera together! Agnes Baltsa is a good choice for Donna Elvira, if not everyone's ideal. It is, after all, a difficult role to cast, and one sees Karajan's thinking, in terms of ensemble timbre, the more one listens to the whole playing of the opera.Read more ›
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I would love to say I selected this set after research and careful comparisons with other sets available, but I did not. In the late 1980's/early 90's the Metropolitan Opera in New York staged a new production of the work and it was broadcast on PBS. There was something about the production that made me decide I had to have the recording. The following day I purchased the only set available which was this set. It was a set of cassettes. I put the first tape in my Walkman and it served me well until I got a compact disc player and now the CDs serve me well almost fifteen years later.

Since that time I have listened to many other versions of the opera and there are many fine recordings of the work. While there are some recordings from the 1950's and 60's that are standouts, this set does have some strengths. First would be the Giovanni/Leporello pairing of Samuel Ramey and Ferruccio Ferlanetto. Ramey is one of the better Giovanni's of his generation, and he has performed the role with Ferlanetto as his trusty servant and at time partner in crime for many years. In some productions the two have traded off roles, as was once the tradition since the physical characteristic of the Giovanni and Leporello are supposed to be similar. Their onstage camaraderie finds its way into this recording. Anna Timowa-Sintow is excellent as Donna Anna and we are treated to a young Kathleen Battle singing Zerlina, one of her better roles. Karajan favorite Agnes Baltsa is Donna Elvira. While she does bring some gifts to her interpretation, there are times she can be a bit too strong and somewhat rash, but if you're playing a woman scored, this may not be a bad thing.

One of the criticisms of this recording is Herbert von Karajan's conducting.
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A battle for dilettante critics rages on. With a great insight someone named Iago says to us "io che non sono un critico". I plead to you, don't hurry with your criticism, learn the work, study the performances and even then try to find something that you liked or found intriguing. What credentials do they bring to the table to badmouth late Herbert von Karajan, an undisputed genius of the 20th century? Listen carefully: magnificent overture, smooth tempos, clear transitions, grandiose finales, and carefully refined arias - all this and more makes Karajan's "Don Giovanni" great. The casting is assembled well too, aside from rather weak but still lyrical Gosta Winbergh as Don Ottavio. You could only wish it had been Lopardo or Araiza. Kathleen Battle stands out as marvelous Zerlina, what other singer could sound so much like an innocent country girl? Ramey's portrayal of the title character is what Don Juan is all about - seduction and swagger; an amazing "Fin ch'han dal vino"! What an interesting contrast between his bass and the bass of Il Commendatore Paata Burchuladze! The "Don Giovanni, a cenar teco m'invitasti" scene is haunting. Anna Tomowa-Sintow sounds as robust and powerful as ever. Agnes Baltsa's seductive mezzo is another interesting casting idea for Donna Elvira, the ensembles with the sopranos, therefore, do not sound shrilling and each of them stands out clearly. Furlanetto's Loparello is actually funny without exaggeration. What more could one wish for? Less criticism, perhaps. In the words of Don Giovanni himself "La ci darem la mano."
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