Mozart: Così fan tutte

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All Music Guide - Stephen Eddins
This release of a 1986 recording of "Così fan tutte" features Bernard Haitink leading the Glyndebourne Chorus and the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Haitink's conducting is brisk, with a light touch, but the playing he elicits from the orchestra doesn't have the sparkle to reveal the opera in its very best light. The pacing is nuanced and lively, but Haitink fails to bring out the opera's sly wit; he's more successful in its moments of deep, sincere feeling, such as Fiordiligi's "Per pietà, ben mio, perdona," which is genuinely moving. Much the same could be said about the singers' approach; as an ensemble, they fail to generate the sense of fun the opera requires, but ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Eddins
This release of a 1986 recording of "Così fan tutte" features Bernard Haitink leading the Glyndebourne Chorus and the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Haitink's conducting is brisk, with a light touch, but the playing he elicits from the orchestra doesn't have the sparkle to reveal the opera in its very best light. The pacing is nuanced and lively, but Haitink fails to bring out the opera's sly wit; he's more successful in its moments of deep, sincere feeling, such as Fiordiligi's "Per pietà, ben mio, perdona," which is genuinely moving. Much the same could be said about the singers' approach; as an ensemble, they fail to generate the sense of fun the opera requires, but are affectingly earnest when required to be. The vocal performances are very fine, but none are exceptionally strong. Carol Vaness is most impressive, negotiating Fiordiligi's extravagantly wide tessitura with solidity throughout. She and Delores Ziegler don't have the tonal purity to achieve the blend to make their duets really shimmer. John Aler is most effective in Ferrando's lyrical moments, but lacks the vocal heft to bring his rage persuasively to life. As Guglielmo, Dale Duesing is solid and forceful. Claudio Desderi and Lillian Watson are idiomatically convincing and comically effective as schemers Don Alfonso and Despina, and bring them fully to life. EMI's sound is clean, but somewhat one-dimensional, and doesn't create much of a sense of dramatic space.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/16/2008
  • Label: Emi Classics
  • EAN: 5099920883027
  • Catalog Number: 08830

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1–76 Così fan tutte, opera, K. 588 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & John Aler (185:31)
    Composed byWolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Conducted byBernard Haitink
    Performed byJohn Aler, Ivor Bolton, Claudio Desderi, Dale Duesing, Glyndebourne Festival Chorus, Bernard Haitink, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Carol Vaness, Lillian Watson, Delores Ziegler
    1. 1Overture
    2. 2Act 1. Scene 1. La mia Dorabella capace non è
    3. 3Act 1. Scene 1. Fuor' la spada
    4. 4Act 1. Scene 1. É la fede delle femmine
    5. 5Act 1. Scene 1. Scioccherie di poeti!
    6. 6Act 1. Scene 1. Una bella serenata
    7. 7Act 1. Scene 2. Ah, guarda, sorella
    8. 8Act 1. Scene 2. Mi par, che stamattina volentieri farei la pazzarella
    9. 9Act 1. Scene 2. Barbaro fato!... Vorrei dir, e cor non ho
    10. 10Act 1. Scene 2. Stella! Per carità, Signor Alfonso
    11. 11Act 1. Scene 2. Sento, o Dio, che questo piede
    12. 12Act 1. Scene 2. Non piangere, idol mio!
    13. 13Act 1. Scene 2. Al fato dan legge quegli occhi
    14. 14Act 1. Scene 2. La commedia è graziosa
    15. 15Act 1. Scene 2. Bella vita militar!
    16. 16Act 1. Scene 2. Non v'è più tempo
    17. 17Act 1. Scene 2. Muoio d'affanno!... Di scrivermi ogni giorno
    18. 18Act 1. Scene 2. Bella vita militar!
    19. 19Act 1. Scene 2. Dove son?
    20. 20Act 1. Scene 2. Soave sia il vento
    21. 21Act 1. Scene 2. Non son cattivo comico
    22. 22Act 1. Scene 3. Che vita maladetta
    23. 23Act 1. Scene 3. Smanie implacabili
    24. 24Act 1. Scene 3. Signora Dorabella, Signora Fiordiligi
    25. 25Act 1. Scene 3. In uomini, in soldati
    26. 26Act 1. Scene 3. Chi silenzio? Che aspetto di tristezza
    27. 27Act 1. Scene 3. Alla bella Despinetta
    28. 28Act 1. Scene 3. Che sussurro! Che strepito!
    29. 29Act 1. Scene 3. L'intatta fede
    30. 30Act 1. Scene 3. Come scoglio immoto resta
    31. 31Act 1. Scene 3. Ah, non partite!
    32. 32Act 1. Scene 3. Non siate ritrosi, occhietti vezzosi
    33. 33Act 1. Scene 3. E voi ridete?
    34. 34Act 1. Scene 3. Si può sapere un poco
    35. 35Act 1. Scene 3. Un'aura amorosa
    36. 36Act 1. Scene 4. Ah, che tutto in un momento
    37. 37Act 1. Scene 4. Ah che del sole il raggio
    38. 38Act 1. Scene 4. Eccovi il medico
    39. 39Act 1. Scene 4. Dove son? Che loco è questo?
    40. 40Act 1. Scene 4. Dammi un bacio, o mio tesoro
    41. 41Act 2. Scene 1. Andate là, che siete due bizzarre ragazze!
    42. 42Act 2. Scene 1. Una donna a quindici anni
    43. 43Act 2. Scene 1. Sorella, cosa dici?
    44. 44Act 2. Scene 1. Prenderò quell brunettino
    45. 45Act 2. Scene 1. Ah correte al giardino
    46. 46Act 2. Scene 2. Secondate, aurette amiche
    47. 47Act 2. Scene 2. Cos'è tal mascherata?
    48. 48Act 2. Scene 2. La mano a me date
    49. 49Act 2. Scene 2. Oh che bella giornata!
    50. 50Act 2. Scene 2. Il core vi dono
    51. 51Act 2. Scene 2. Barbara, perchè fuggi?
    52. 52Act 2. Scene 2. Ah, io veggio, quell'anima bella
    53. 53Act 2. Scene 2. Ei parte... senti... ah no!
    54. 54Act 2. Scene 2. Per pietà, ben mio, perdona
    55. 55Act 2. Scene 2. Amico, abbiamo vinto!
    56. 56Act 2. Scene 2. Donne mie, la fate a tanti a tanti
    57. 57Act 2. Scene 2. In qual fiero contrasto
    58. 58Act 2. Scene 2. Tradito, schernito
    59. 59Act 2. Scene 2. Bravo, questo è costanza
    60. 60Act 2. Scene 3. Ora vedo che siete una donna di garbo
    61. 61Act 2. Scene 3. È amore un ladroncello
    62. 62Act 2. Scene 3. Come tutto congiura a sedurre il mil cor!
    63. 63Act 2. Scene 3. Fra gli amplessi in pochi istanti
    64. 64Act 2. Scene 3. Ah poveretto me, cosa ho veduto!
    65. 65Act 2. Scene 3. Tutti accusan le donne
    66. 66Act 2. Scene 3. Vittoria, padroncini!
    67. 67Act 2. Scene 4. Fate presto, o cari amici
    68. 68Act 2. Scene 4. Benedetti i doppi coniugi
    69. 69Act 2. Scene 4. El nel tuo, nel mio bicchiero
    70. 70Act 2. Scene 4. Miei Signori, tutto è fatto
    71. 71Act 2. Scene 4. Bella vita militar!
    72. 72Act 2. Scene 4. Sani e salvi gli amplessi amorosi
    73. 73Act 2. Scene 4. Giusto ciel!
    74. 74Act 2. Scene 4. Ah Signor, son rea di morte
    75. 75Act 2. Scene 4. V'ingannai, ma fu l'inganno
    76. 76Act 2. Scene 4. Fortunato l'uom che prende
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Bernard Haitink Primary Artist
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