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Opera Explained: MOZART - Don Giovanni (Smillie)

Opera Explained
An Introduction to...MOZART: Don Giovanni

Written by Thomson Smillie
Narrated by David Timson
1 CD
12-page booklet
ISBN: 1-84379-078-5

Don Giovanni has long been regarded as Mozart¡¦s supreme theatrical achievement. The subject seems unpromising - the last day in the life of the notorious womaniser Don Juan - but the skill of the librettist allied to the genius of Mozart at the very peak of his powers has created a work which is not only highly entertaining but reflects an incredible understanding of the human condition.

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

  An Introduction to...Don Giovanni
1.   Background: The beginning of Don Giovanni 00:03:31
2.   Background: Mozart's genius 00:03:45
3.   Background: Other operas 00:02:10
4.   Background: Mozart and Da Ponte - The Marriage of Figaro 00:05:24
5.   Background: Così fan tutte 00:03:30
6.   Background: Don Giovanni: historical context 00:03:54
7.   Don Giovanni: The opening: Leporello, Donna Anna, Don Giovanni and the Commendatore 00:04:13
8.   Don Giovanni: The death of the Commendatore 00:04:29
9.   Don Giovanni: Donna Elvira and the 'Catalogue' Aria 00:06:19
10.   Don Giovanni: Masetto, Zerlina - and Don Giovanni 00:05:09
11.   Don Giovanni: The murderer is identified 00:02:34
12.   Don Giovanni: Don Giovanni's villa and the 'Champagne' Aria 00:05:46
13.   Don Giovanni: Act I: Finale 00:06:17
14.   Don Giovanni: Act II beginning: Don Giovanni, Leporello, Donna Elvira and her maid 00:05:47
15.   Don Giovanni: Tenor arias 00:02:50
16.   Don Giovanni: The churchyard: Don Giovanni, Leporello and the statue 00:03:48
17.   Don Giovanni: The final scene: supper at Don Giovanni's 00:06:41
18.   Don Giovanni: Epilogue 00:02:42

Total Playing Time: 01:18:49

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Timson, David

Label: Naxos Educational

Series: Opera Explained

Genre: Music Education

Period: Classical

Catalogue No: 8.558115

Barcode: 0636943811528

Physical Release: 09/2003

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