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Mozart: Don Giovanni
W.a. Mozart, Carlo Maria Giulini, Philharmonia Chorus and Orchestra
Mozart: Don Giovanni
Genre: Classical
 
  •  Track Listings (28) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (32) - Disc #2
  •  Track Listings (14) - Disc #3

With an unrivalled catalogue of over 450 complete opera recordings produced over the last 60 years. EMI Classics, with its sister label Virgin Classics, can rightly claim to be the Home of Opera. Among the 21 releases lau...  more »

     
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All Artists: W.a. Mozart, Carlo Maria Giulini, Philharmonia Chorus and Orchestra, Eberhard Waechter, Joan Sutherland, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Graziella Sciutti, Luigi Alva
Title: Mozart: Don Giovanni
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Total Copies: 0
Label: EMI
Original Release Date: 1/1/2009
Re-Release Date: 11/17/2009
Genre: Classical
Style: Opera & Classical Vocal
Number of Discs: 4
SwapaCD Credits: 4
UPC: 5099996679920

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With an unrivalled catalogue of over 450 complete opera recordings produced over the last 60 years. EMI Classics, with its sister label Virgin Classics, can rightly claim to be the Home of Opera. Among the 21 releases launching a new series of complete operas are some of the `crown jewels' of the catalogue. Each Album contains a 16-page booklets with tracklists and synopsis in English, French, German and Spanish. CDROM with PDF booklet including original booklet notes and complete libretto in sung language, English, French and German will be included in each opera set.
 

CD Reviews

Ugh... another horribly remastered opera from EMI
Great Faulkner's Ghost | Washington, DC | 11/30/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Ugh... This appears to be a repackaging of the horribly remastered three-disc "Great Recordings of the Century" from 2002, with the addition of a so-called "bonus disc," which simply replaces the printed libretto. I guess the "bonus" is that you get to print it out yourself on your home printer. But, the real fiasco is the re-use of the 2002 remastering, which is quite simply, horrible. It has no almost no high frequency response, sounds dull and muffled, more like a digitally synthesized message from your voicemail box than the sound of a splendid opera. It seems as though the only purpose of the 2002 remaster was to remove the tape hiss from the master tape, which was made in the golden era of stereo in the late 1950s, even though the hiss was hardly objectionable in the first instance, as evidenced by the excellent sound of the previous 1987 compact disc release. If you want to hear the difference, go to the MP3 download of the 1987 version, which still uses the 1987 mastering. You might also consider buying the highlights disc on CD, which still uses the 1987 mastering, and which, unlike the full opera, is still in print."