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Don Giovanni

Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Chor und Orchester der Oper Zurich - Mozart: Don Giovanni (2005)

Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Chor und Orchester der Oper Zürich - Mozart: Don Giovanni (2005)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 5 ch) | 187 min | 7,17+4,11 Gb (DVD9+DVD5)
Classical | Label: Arthaus Musik | Sub: Italiano, English, Francais, Espanol, Japanese, Deutsch | Recorded: 2001

The overwhelming success of the Prague performance of Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro) in December 1786, led to the commissioning of a new opera. Mozart and his librettist Lorenzo da Ponte turned to the Don Juan theme, making this promising material the basis for their new opera. In the spring of 1787 Mozart began to compose it in Vienna, and was able to complete it in Prague by the autumn of the same year. Don Giovanni received its first performance, under the composer’s personal direction, on 20 October 1787 at Prague’s Count Nostitz National Theatre. This production of Don Giovanni at the Zurich Opera House was staged by the highly creative team of conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt, director Jürgen Flimm and set-designer Erich Wonder. Rodney Gilfry and Cecilia Bartoli lead a first-class group of singers.
A Mattress Maker's Daughter: The Renaissance Romance of Don Giovanni de' Medici and Livia Vernazza

A Mattress Maker's Daughter: The Renaissance Romance of Don Giovanni de' Medici and Livia Vernazza (I Tatti Studies in Italian Renaissance History) by Brendan Dooley
English | 2014 | ISBN: 0674724666 | 480 pages | PDF | 2,8 MB
Teodor Currentzis - Mozart: Don Giovanni, K. 527 (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Teodor Currentzis - Mozart: Don Giovanni, K. 527 (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 156:42 minutes | 3.05 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The eagerly awaited release of Don Giovanni represents the culmination of the critically acclaimed cycle of Mozart's Da Ponte operas from the charismatic conductor Teodor Currentzis and MusicAeterna, the orchestra and choir he founded in Siberia.
Le Cercle de l'Harmonie & Jeremie Rhorer - Mozart: Don Giovanni, K. 527 (Live) (2017)

Le Cercle de l'Harmonie & Jeremie Rhorer - Mozart: Don Giovanni, K. 527 (Live)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 175:11 min | 857 MB
Label: Alpha | Tracks: 69 | Rls.date: 2017

Here is the third and last instalment in the ‘Live at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées’ series of Mozart operas conducted by Jérémie Rhorer. After Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail and La clemenza di Tito comes Don Giovanni, recorded in 2016. On the occasion of the performances (directed by Stéphane Braunschweig) during which Radio France recorded the present discs, Le Figaro wrote: ‘Jérémie Rhorer expertly conducted his orchestra “Le Cercle de l’Harmonie”.
Le Cercle de l'Harmonie & Jeremie Rhorer - Mozart: Don Giovanni, K. 527 (Live) (2017) [Official Digital Download]

Le Cercle de l'Harmonie & Jeremie Rhorer - Mozart: Don Giovanni, K. 527 (Live) (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 175:11 minutes | 1.53 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Here is the third and last instalment in the ‘Live at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées’ series of Mozart operas conducted by Jérémie Rhorer. After Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail and La clemenza di Tito comes Don Giovanni, recorded in 2016. On the occasion of the performances (directed by Stéphane Braunschweig) during which Radio France recorded the present discs, Le Figaro wrote: ‘Jérémie Rhorer expertly conducted his orchestra “Le Cercle de l’Harmonie”.
Charles Mackerras, Scottish Chamber Orchestra - Mozart: Don Giovanni (2008)

Charles Mackerras, Scottish Chamber Orchestra - Mozart: Don Giovanni (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 770 Mb | Total time: 183:10 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Telars | # 3CD-80726 | Recorded: 1995

This is the second fine Don Giovanni we have had within the past year. Like Gardiner (Archiv), Mackerras includes every note Mozart wrote for both the original Prague version and the Viennese revival. Moreover, it is easier than ever for listeners to ‘programme in’ their preferred version: all Prague die-hards have to do is to bypass Don Ottavio’s ‘Dalla sua pace’ in Act I – a beautiful aria, in all conscience, though it holds up the dramatic action at a crucial stage. By coaxing a modern orchestra into a real awareness of period style, Mackerras seems to have the best of both worlds: the playing has admirable liveliness and intensity, and there are none of the intonation problems that so often plague actual period instruments. Mackerras does use natural trumpets, and their rasping sound lends real bite, not least to the overture’s chilling opening chords. In his introductory essay Mackerras argues that Mozart’s Andantes in ‘cut-time’ (ie two beats to the bar) are often taken too slowly.

Teodor Currentzis - Mozart: Don Giovanni, K. 527 (2016)  Music

Posted by delpotro at Dec. 5, 2018
Teodor Currentzis - Mozart: Don Giovanni, K. 527 (2016)

Teodor Currentzis - Mozart: Don Giovanni, K. 527 (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 02:50:05 | 730 Mb
Classical, Opera | Label: Sony Classical

Sony’s Mozart cycle culminates with this tremendous production, one that witnesses Greek-Russian conductor Teodor Currentzis evoking fear, trembling, and desire from the great Don Giovanni. “Fin ch’han dal vino” is demonic, a fitting cherry on top of this controversial interpretation that forcefully demonstrates the extreme range of Mozart’s talent.
Radio-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Ferenc Fricsay - Mozart: Don Giovanni (1958/2019) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Radio-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Ferenc Fricsay - Mozart: Don Giovanni (1958/2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 165:15 minutes | 6.14 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Recorded in 1958, this Don Giovanni’s prime attraction is Ferenc Fricsay’s crisp, forward-moving conducting. The tempos are swift, almost as though Fricsay can’t wait to damn the Don, a scene done with the requisite sense of fatal drama. It’s an approach that might have worked better with a cast more alive to the ambiguities of the text and music; this is, after all a “Dramma giocoso”. Balancing those two elements is always a challenge, but there’s precious little “giocoso” here.

Teodor Currentzis - Mozart: Don Giovanni (2016)  Music

Posted by tomashass at Nov. 14, 2016
Teodor Currentzis - Mozart: Don Giovanni (2016)

Teodor Currentzis - Mozart: Don Giovanni (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 02:49:22 | 393 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Sony Classical

The release of Don Giovanni will complete the exceptional 4-year Mozart project Sony Classical has undertaken to studio-record the 3 Da Ponte Operas with Teodor Currentzis and his orchestra and choir MusicAeterna ("The next revolutionary sensation of classical music" - The Independent).
Georg Solti, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & Italo Tajo - Georg Solti: Don Giovanni, Glyndebourne, 1954 (2017)

Georg Solti, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & Italo Tajo - Georg Solti: Don Giovanni, Glyndebourne, 1954 (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 03:09:58 | 435 Mb
Classical | Label: Prima Voce

Solti conducted Don Giovanni in nine performances during the 1954 Glyndebourne season : on July 7, 9, 11, 14, 17, 21, 23, 25, 27. These performances of Don Giovanni were Georg Solti's only Glyndebourne appearances. This complete performance was broadcast live from the opera house on 17 July 1954. The source recording is part of the 'Itter Broadcast Collection' held by Lyrita Recorded Edition Trust.