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Mozart: Don Giovanni / Fricsay, Fischer-dieskau, Et Al

Release Date: 05/08/2001 
Label:  Dg The Originals Catalog #: 463629   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Walter KreppelIrmgard SeefriedIvan SardiKarl [bass baritone] Kohn,   ... 
Conductor:  Ferenc Fricsay
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Radio Symphony OrchestraBerlin RIAS Chamber Chorus
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 45 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

Don Giovanni, K 527 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Walter Kreppel (Bass Baritone), Irmgard Seefried (Soprano), Ivan Sardi (Bass),
Karl [bass baritone] Kohn (Bass), Ernst Haefliger (Tenor), Maria Stader (Mezzo Soprano),
Sena Jurinac (Soprano), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone)
Conductor:  Ferenc Fricsay
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Berlin RIAS Chamber Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Prague 
Date of Recording: 1958 
Venue:  Jesus Christ Church, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 165 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Language: Italian 

Customer Reviews

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 Fricsay's Don Giovanni, a classic recording October 28, 2012 By EVANGELOS AKTOUDIANAKIS (VRILISSIA, ATHENS) See All My Reviews "Ferenc Fricsay, one of the greatest conductors of the past century, was only 48 and on the verge of international celebrity when he died in 1963. His legasy after this short career is many unsurpassed recordings from mono and stereo era. Who could forget Beethoven's Fidelio, Eroica, 5, 7 and 9 symphonies, Dvorak's '’New World’’ symphony, Bartok piano concertos and Brahms second piano concerto with Geza Anda, Mozart's 29 and the three last symphonies, The Magic Flute, The Abduction from the Seraglio, Liszt's Les Preludes, Tchaikovsky's Pathetique, Wagner’s Flying Dutchman ... and many- many other DG masterpieces. Here we discuss about Mozart'z Don Giovanni, a 1958 stereo recording prized with the Grand Prix du Disque 1960, a strong urgent performance with a group of Mozart specialists as Maria Stader, Imgard Seefried, Ernst Haefliger and above all Fischer-Dieskau's youthfully singing as Don Giovanni. The Radio-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin supports this high dramatic and classic recording. I have four Don Giovanni recordings. The EMI, great Klemperer's set, a 1966 recording with the granite like Klemperer's -a little heavy - style, so you have the sense that you may meet the statue threatening in every place, but the singing is very good - a wonderful cast indeed. Second, the very simple in original instruments Ostman’s - Drottningholm 1990 Decca performance with very good singing too and a so sweet Barbara Bonney as Zerlina, so that one could excuse Don Giovanni for his… preference and third, the Rene Jacobs's Harmonia Mundi 2007 recording in original instruments too with rich very rich '’baroque’’ sound and youthfully suberb singing. The fourth is Fricsay’s Don Giovanni in a superior Mozart’s spirit, a must to have in every way recording for the Mozart’s lovers and Fricsay’s funs." Report Abuse
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