Karajan: Mozart - Così fan tutte. Highlights (FLAC)
Karajan: Mozart - Così fan tutte. Highlights (FLAC)

Performer: Rolando Panerai, Nan Merriman, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Lisa Otto, Léopold Simoneau
Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra of London
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Audio CD
SPARS Code: ADD
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC (image+cue)
Label: EMI
Size: 141 MB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

01. Overture
02. La Mia Dorabella Capace Non E
03. E La Fede Delle Femmine
04. Una Bella Serenata
05. Soave Sia Il Vento
06. Ah, Scostati!…Smanie Implacabili
07. In Uomini, In Soldati
08. Alla Bella Despinetta
09. L’Intatta Fede Che… Come Scoglio Immoto Resta
10. Non Siate Ritrosi, Occhietti Vezzosi
11. E Voi Ridete?
12. Un’Aura Amorosa Del Nostro Tesoro
13. Una Donna A Quindici Anni
14. Prendero Quel Brunettino
15. La Mano A Me Date
16. Il Core Vi Dono
17. Ei Parte…Senti…Ah No!
18. Per Pieta, Ben Mio, Perdona
19. Donne Mie, La Fate A Tanti A Tanti
20. Fra Gli Amplessi In Pochi Istanti
21. Tutti Accusan Le Donne
22. Fortunato L’Uom Che Prende

… genuine music…

This is another Opera Buffa Mozart composed and Lorenzo da Ponte wrote

Così fan tutte, ossia La scuola degli amanti – KV 588 – (Thus Do They All, or The School for Lovers) is equal in its grandiose music to Don Giovanni and Figaro, da Ponte wrote the libretto of the three chef-d’óeuvre.

Da Ponte, aided by Mozart, took as a buffa base “fiancée swapping” which dates back to the thirteenth century. They must have had in mind certain snapshots from `The taming of the Shrew’ by Shakespeare.

Così (as known in English speaking communities) was written and composed in answer to the prompting of the Austrian Emperor Joseph II.

Mozart’s `rival’ – Salieri who competed with Mozart to fetch as many works from Da Ponte as possible, cherished to compose this opera instead of Mozart. It is said that Salieri actually worked on part of Cosi in the first act, then ran out of steam and couldn’t complete the entire work.

The title, Così fan tutte, literally means “Thus do all [women]” but it is often translated as “Women are like that”.

The first performance of Mozart’s setting took place at the Burg’s theater in Vienna on January 26, 1790. – Mozart was then 34 years less one day. Bear in mind that Mozart had one more year to live (died 1791), yet he composed Opera buffa amid unbearable pain caused by deteriorating health conditions.

I am sure you will see how Mozart has been able to have superior libretto subordinated to his genuine Music.

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