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Mozart: Don Giovanni - Bryn Terfel (vocals); Carmela Remigio (vocals); Ildebrando d'Arcangelo (vocals); Matti Salminen (vocals);...
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  1. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527
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Although it has many great moments, this Don Giovanni, pieced together from a run of live performances in January and February 1997, struggles to find its stride. Abbado brings out orchestral textures and colors that other conductors often overlook, but his tempo choices frequently feel slow, sapping important moments of their energy. The opening scene, Donna Anna's arias, and the all-important second act finale all drag like a ball and chain. The result is a recording that has many drawbacks of a live recording -- the more ...

Mozart: Don Giovanni 1998, Deutsche Grammophon

UPC: 028945760124