Carlo Maria Giulini, Soloists, Philharmonia Chorus and Orchestra – Mozart: Don Giovanni (2012) [FLAC 24bit/48kHz]

Mozart: Don Giovanni – Carlo Maria Giulini / Soloists / Philharmonia Chorus and Orchestra (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time – 162:01 minutes | 1,83 GB | Genre: Classical
Official Digital Download – Source: Pristine Classical.com | Digital booklet
Recorded in October 1959 at Abbey Road Studios, London

lt seems incredible now that Carlo Maria Giulini was the third choice of conductor for this famed recording. First choice was Beecham, and when that fell through, Walter Legge, the producer, engaged Klemperer, who, though weakened by illnesses and accidents, began working on the recording, only to withdraw after three days because of pericarditis. Legge sent an SOS to the then relatively unknown Giulini, who responded positively, though, as the booklet tells us, with some trepidation. The rest is indeed history, as the whole ensemble proceeded to work like a dream, and produce what in this case is without question one of the supreme recordings of the twentieth century, and will surely never be surpassed on disc.

Credit must go to Legge for two things in particular; firstly for assembling the peerless cast, and secondly for overseeing the technical aspects so faultlessly. The beauty of the singers is that, as befits the nature of the opera, they were either voung (Alva, Wachter, Sutherland and Cappuccilli in their thirties, Sciutti in her twenties) or in their absolute vocal and dramatic prime (Schwarzkopf, Taddei and Frick). Giulini himself was just 45, and the whole project has a dynamism and wicked sense of humour that could only be obtained with a team possessing this blend of talent, comparative youth and experience…

The recording captures all of this faithfully, with a balance that manages to make the singers sound just a little larger than life without losing the correct perspective. One of the greatest musical and dramatic experiences available on disc, then, and one that I personally will always treasure.
— Gwyn Parry-Jones, MusicWeb International, December 2002 – review excerpt

Tracklist:
01 – Act 1 – Overture
02 – Act 1 – Notte e giorno faticar
03 – Act 1 – Ah! del padre in periglio
04 – Act 1 – Fuggi, crudele, fuggi!
05 – Act 1 – Orsù, spicciati presto
06 – Act 1 – Ah! chi mi dice mai
07 – Act 1 – Chi è là
08 – Act 1 – Madamina il catalogo è questo
09 – Act 1 – Giovinette, che fate all’amore
10 – Act 1 – Ho capito, signor sì
11 – Act 1 – Alfin siam liberati
12 – Act 1 – Là ci darem la mano
13 – Act 1 – Ah, fuggi il traditor
14 – Act 1 – Mi par ch’oggo il demonio si diverta
15 – Act 1 – Non ti fidar, o misera
16 – Act 1 – Don Ottavio, son morta!
17 – Act 1 – Or sai chi l’onore
18 – Act 1 – Come mai creder deggio
19 – Act 1 – Dalla sua pace
20 – Act 1 – Io deggio ad ogni patto
21 – Act 1 – Finch’ han dal vino
22 – Act 1 – Masetto, senti un po’
23 – Act 1 – Batti, batti, o bel Masetto
24 – Act 1 – Guarda un po’ come seppe questa strega
25 – Act 1 – Bisogna aver coraggio
26 – Act 1 – Riposate, vezzose ragazze
27 – Act 1 – Venite pur avanti
28 – Act 1 – Ecco il birbo che t’ha offesa
29 – Act 2 – Eh via, buffone, non mi seccar
30 – Act 2 – Ah! taci, ingiusto core!
31 – Act 2 – Amico, che ti par
32 – Act 2 – Deh vieni alla finestra
33 – Act 2 – Metà di voi quà vadano
34 – Act 2 – Zitto, lascia ch’io senta!
35 – Act 2 – Vedrai, carino
36 – Act 2 – Di molte faci il lume
37 – Act 2 – Sola, sola in buio loco
38 – Act 2 – Ah! Pietà! signori miei!
39 – Act 2 – Il mio tesoro intanto
40 – Act 2 – In quali eccessi
41 – Act 2 – Mi tradi’ quell’alma ingrata
42 – Act 2 – Ah, ah, ah, questa à buona
43 – Act 2 – O statua gentilissima
44 – Act 2 – Calmatevi, idol mio!
45 – Act 2 – Crudele Ah no, mio bene!
46 – Act 2 – Non mi dir, bell’idol mio
47 – Act 2 – Già la mensa è preparata
48 – Act 2 – L’ultima prova dell’amor mio
49 – Act 2 – Don Giovanni a cenar teco m’invitasti
50 – Act 2 – Ah! dov’è il perfido
51 – Act 2 – Or che tutti, o mio tesoro
52 – Act 2 – Questo è il fin di chi fa mal

Performers:
Eberhard Wachter (baritone) – Don Giovanni
Joan Sutherland (soprano) Donna Anna
Luigi Alva (tenot) – Don Ottavio
Gottlob Frick (bass) – Commcndatorc
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (soprano) – Donna Elvira
Giuseppe Taddei (baritone) – Leporello
Piero CappuccUli (baritone) – Masetto
Graziella Sciutti (soprano) – Zerlina

Condicted by Carlo Maria Giulini.
Philharmonia Chorus and Orchestra.
Chorus Master: Roberto Benaglio.
Harpsichord: Professor Heinrich Schmidt.

XR Remastering by Andrew Ross.

Transfer notes:
With this recording astonishingly out of print (except for MP3 copies) I was delighted to find that a set of near-mint HMV LPs delivered superb sound quality for remastering purposes. The discs themselves played slightly sharper than electrical readings suggest was the true pitch sung – and has thus been corrected from 448Hz to 442.6Hz. Other than that I’ve sought to bring greater clarity and accuracy to the sound through 32-bit XR remastering, which has revealed truly superb sound quality from start to finish of this timeless recording.
— Andrew Rose, Remastering Engineer

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