Cosi fan tutte (Mozart)



Label: His Master’s Voice – SLS 5028, His Master’s Voice – 0C 191 ○ 01720-2
Series: Stereo Library Series
Format: 3 x Vinyl, LP, Reissue, Stereo Box Set
Country: UK
Released: 1975
Genre: Classical
Style: Opera

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Baritone Vocals [Guglielmo] – Giuseppe Taddei
Bass Vocals [Don Alfonso] – Walter Berry
Chorus – Philharmonia Chorus
Composed By – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor – Karl Böhm
Engineer [Balance] – Douglas Larter
Harpsichord, Other [Musical Assistant] – Professor Heinrich Schmidt*
Libretto By – Lorenzo Da Ponte
Libretto By [Literal Translation] – William Weaver*
Liner Notes – Michael Marcus (2), William Glock
Mezzo-soprano Vocals [Dorabella] – Christa Ludwig
Musical Assistance – Maestro Antonio Tonini*
Orchestra – The Philharmonia Orchestra*
Producer – Walter Legge
Remastered By [Refurbished By] – Hazel Yarwood, Suvi Raj Grubb
Soprano Vocals [Despina] – Hanny Steffek
Soprano Vocals [Fiordiligi] – Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
Tenor Vocals [Ferrando] – Alfredo Kraus

A Overture And Act I (Part 1)
B Act I (Part 2)
C Act I (Conclusion)
D Act II (Part 1)
E Act II (Part 2)
F Act II (Conclusion)

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Mozart and Da Ponte produced 'Così fan tutte' together. The action has the proper fit of a farce: two young men receive a challenge from an old friend to test their fiancees' loyalty. They disguise themselves to seduce the other's girlfriend, assume they will not succeed and are surprised when they do. In the end, both couples reconcile.

The plot may be formalistic, but Mozart knows how to deal with it and carries the necessary irony in his music. The music is highly melodic, and the delight is often slightly tempered by an undertone of melancholy and disillusionment.

This opera has no real hero: the six roles are all equally important, so more than in any Mozart opera, it comes down to good ensemble work.

In many works of Mozart, one question recurs: how sincere is the nobleman, or how noble is man? When I heard 'Soave sia il vento' for the first time, I knew I had found my home ground. It is the first opera I ever saw—the opera and the setting were magnificent, namely at Schönbrunn Palace.

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Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 35 × 35 × 8 cm

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