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Mozart: Don Giovanni
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Fritz Busch, Glyndebourne Festival Orchestra and Chorus
Mozart: Don Giovanni
Genre: Classical
  •  Track Listings (27) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (29) - Disc #2
  •  Track Listings (23) - Disc #3


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Wayne A. | Belfast, Northern Ireland | 11/06/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I won't even lower myself to find exactly what the legal copyright fluff was with EMI that caused this extraordinary 70-year-old recording (that maybe 3000 people worldwide remotely care about) to be yanked from circulation. I picked mine up at a music retailer's--coincidentally at the moment he was gathering up various Naxos discs involved in this altercation, in preparation to returning them. Now the question is when will this be re-released and will we ever again hear the incredible remastering done by Ward Marston; it's all in the hands of lawyers and money people now. It's the best DG I've ever heard and, in a peculiar yet wonderful sense, the best sounding. The clarity of this recording of this singular cast is amazing! Some background hiss but who the heck cares.

Anyway, if this ever turns up again, or if you spot it in a cutout bin at some backwater shop grab it."
A word for this production
Wayne A. | 02/19/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I would like merely to emphasize the astonishing dramatic quality of this recording. I have heard other performerrs outshine those here from a purely musical point of view.. But never a recording (of any work) that gave a better sensation of the operatic performance."
Fantastic Don Giovanni
L. OROURKE | Brooklyn, NY | 02/13/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"One of the earliest of the staple "Don Giovanni" recordings. I have been listening to this recording non stop for the past few weeks now, and it continues to surprise me. Despite being an older recording, the quality is excellent thanks to the work of the brilliant Ward Marston (any time you see his name on a remastered recording, you know the work is top-notch). He knows how to clean up the sound without distorting or destroying it. At the price Naxos offers, there should be nothing to keep this out of anyone's collection, even if you already have a few recordings of this opera. The primary cast is excellent, and I have been especially pleased to listen to the beautifully high-voiced Don Ottavio on this disc--generally the sound of Ottavios on other great recordings is weak at best (the Siepi recording suffers from this)."