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Volledige opera's - Verschenen op 8 maart 1959 | Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

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An absolute classic of music history is making a comeback with a carefully restored sound. Performed in the favourable acoustics of the Jesus Christus Church in Berlin in 1958 by Deutsche Grammophon, this recording came right after Josef Krips’ (Decca), and before Giulini’s (EMI), both of which are considered the very best recordings of Don Giovanni. The main hero of this recording is undeniably Ferenc Fricsay. The Hungarian conductor, a great Mozartean, injects this version with tremendous theatrical vibrancy thanks to sharp and fast tempo. The stereophonic sound recording is particularly clear. The casting features some of the greatest voices of the time, such as Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Sena Jurinac, Irmgard Seefried, Maria Stader and Ernst Haefliger, while the style (and pronunciation) for this Italian version remains Germanic. Therefore, the re-release should be recognised above all else for its extraordinary musical direction, a rare testament of the art of a legendary conductor, who died much too young. © François Hudry/Qobuz

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