Herbert Von Karajan - His Legacy for Home Video: Don Giovanni

Herbert Von Karajan - His Legacy for Home Video: Don Giovanni

Director: Michael Hampe, Claus Viller Cast: Samuel Ramey, Anna Tomowa-Sintow

DVD (Dolby 5.1 / Stereo)


One of the most prolific and talented musical figures of the twentieth century, conductor Herbert Von Karajan served as the musical director of the Berlin Philharmonic for over thirty years. The conductor of some of the most enrapturing classical performances of his time, Sony Music offers Karajan and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra's performance of Mozart's "Don Giovanni" in it's original 1.33:1 full screen aspect ratio and featuring English, German and Spanish Dolby Digital Stereo and PCM Stereo audio. After enjoying the luxurious opera classic in your living room, study the history of this classic with such extra features as liner notes and biographies.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/29/2000
UPC: 0074644638394
Original Release: 1987
Rating: NR
Source: Sony
Sound: [Dolby Digital, stereo]
Time: 3:12:00

Special Features

Interactive menus; Liner notes, biography; Languages: English, Deutsch & Français; Audio: PCM stereo, Dolby Digital

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Act I: Overture [2:22]
2. Garden. Night [6:12]
3. Introduction: " Notte e giorno faticar" [5:36]
4. Recitative: "Ah! del padre in periglio" Accompanied Recitative: "Ma qual mai s'offre, oh Dei" [:31]
5. Duet: Fuggi, crudele, fuggi!"|00:03:17|}
6. Recitative: "Orsù, spicciati presto" [4:33]
7. Aria: "Ah! chi mi dice mai" [1:28]
8. Recitative: "chi è lá?" - "Stelle! che vedo" [3:43]
9. Aria: "Madamina, il catalogo è questo" [2:53]
10. Recitative " In questa forma dunque" / Chorus "Giovinette che fate all'amore" [6:02]
11. Recitative: "Mamco male è partita" [2:09]
12. Aria: Ho capito, signor sì [2:19]
13. Recitative: "Alfin siam liberati" [1:39]
14. Duet: "Là ci darem la mano" / Rectative: "Fermati, scelleroto" [2:08]
15. Aria " Ah! fuggi! traditor" [4:03]
16. Recitative: "Mi par ch'oggi il demonio si diverta" / Recitative: "Ah! ti ritrovo ancor" [1:17]
17. Quartet: "Non ti fidar, o misera" [1:08]
18. Recitative: "Povera sventurata!" ' Accompanied Recitative: "Don Ottavio, son mortal" [4:07]
19. Aria: "Or sai chi l'onore" [:28]
20. Recitative And Aria: "Come mai creder deggio" / "Dalla sua pace" [3:39]
21. Recitative: "lo geffioad ogni patto" [3:28]
22. Aria: "fin ch'han dai vino" / A garden with two doors locked fromoutside. Two alcoves [5:32]
23. Recitative: " Masetto: senti un po'!" [1:35]
24. Aria: "Batti, batti, obel masetto" [1:33]
25. Recitative: "Guarda un po'" / Finale: "Presto, presto pria ch'ei venga" / "Su scegliatevi, da bravi" / Tra quest'arbori celata"|00:01:24|}
26. "Riposate, vezosse ragazze" [4:17]
Side #2 --
1. Act II: A street. /Duet: "Eh via, buffone" / Recitative: "Leporello" - "Signore" [3:11]
2. Trio: "Ah! taci, ingiusto core" [4:40]
3. Recitative: "Amico, che ti par?" / Recitative: "Eccomi a voi!" [2:23]
4. Canzonetta: "Deh, vieni alla finestra" [1:51]
5. Recitative: "V'è gentealla finestra!" / Recitative: "Non ci stanchiamo" [1:15]
6. Aria: "Metà di voi qua vadano" / Recitative: "Zitto! Lascia ch'io senta" [3:39]
7. Recitative: "Ah! ahi! la testa mia" [1:40]
8. Aria: "Vedrai, carino" / A Dark Courtyard With Three Doors on Different Sides in Donna Anna's House [3:38]
9. Recitative: " Di molte faci il lume" / Sextet: "Sola sola in buio loco" [8:48]
10. Recitative: "Dunque quello sei tu" / Aria! "Ah! pieta, signori miei" / Rectative: "Ferma, perfido, frema" [2:59]
11. Aria: "Il mio tesoro intanto" [4:36]
12. Accompanied Recitative: "In quali eccessi, O Numi" / A Churchyard Surrounded by Walls, Several Equestrian Statues, Statue of the [2:22]
13. Aria: "Mi tradi quell' alma ingrata" / A Churchyard Surrounded by Walls. Several Equestrian Statues, statue of the Commendatore [4:46]
14. Rectative: "Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, questa é buona" [4:39]
15. Duet: "O statua gentilissima" / A dark room. [3:56]
16. Recitative: "Calmatevi, idol mio" / Accompanied Recitative: Crudele! Ah! no, mio bene!"|00:03:00|}
17. Rondo: " Non mi dir, bell idol mio" / Recitative: "Ah, si segua il suo passo / A Hall With a Laid Table|00:06:08|}
18. Finale: "Già la mensa è preparata" L'ultima prova dell'amore mio"|00:08:37|}
19. "Don Giovanni a cenar teco m'invitasli" [8:01]
20. Ah! dove è il perfido"|00:13:27|}

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Herbert Von Karajan - His Legacy for Home Video: Don Giovanni 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Beirut768 More than 1 year ago
In this recording we have fourteen highlights of Lorenzo Da Ponte's Don Giovanni.

Da Ponte finished the libretto in June 1787 and the whole score was successfully completed on 28th October 1787 for an opera `'buffa''
Throughout the rehearsal period, Mozart and librettists were working hard and fast making certain changes that slightly delayed the premiere.

Listen to the wonderful six (+) minutes Overture. Can one believe that it was performed at sight, as soon as the ink had hardly dried on the page?

Don Giovanni is one of the many operas based on the legend of Don Juan.
The opera speaks of a young nobleman, Don Giovanni, who after a life of romantic seductions, fails in his three last encounters: with Donna Elvira, his wife, whom he has abandoned but still follows him; with Donna Anna, whose father, the Commendatore, the Don kills in a duel while escaping from an unsuccessful attempt to have sex with Donna Anna and as a result postpones her marriage to Don Ottavio; and with Zerlina, whom he vainly tries to lure her into deserting her fiancé, the simple peasant Masetto.

All players promise vengeance on both Don Giovanni and his irritated but faithful servant Leporello.

Elvira alone breaks in her resolution and tries to reconcile in the hope that the Don straightens out and makes changes to remove his abusive conducts.
That fails too.

Don Giovanni's destruction and death in hell are affected by the cemetery statue of the Commendatore - Listen to ""Don Giovanni, a cenar teco, m'ínvitasti"" a six and a half minutes of unparalleled musical recitative. "" Don Giovanni has cynically invited the statue of Donna Anna's father, the Commendatore, to supper. He appears and returns the invitation: will Don Giovanni sup with him? Don Giovanni agrees, but as he offers his hand on it, he is transfixed by a deadly chill. The Statue calls on him to repent. Repentance, however, is no part of the Don's nature, and as he refuses, Hell opens beneath his feet, flames shoot up and he is dragged away by demons....""""
Anonymous More than 1 year ago