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Album Spotlight: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Don Giovanni

This will be a shorter post than usual for a couple of reasons: 1) the album will not be available for free for very long, and 2) I haven't actually listened to the whole thing yet, so a detailed review is not possible at this time.  I know I often go on about how I listen to everything I post about so that I can write a proper review of it, but this is a rather exceptional album, so I hope you'll forgive me for this brief lapse in my own policy.

The album in question is Mozart's opera, Don Giovanni (or, more completely, Il dissoluto punito, ossia il Don Giovanni - "The Rake Punish'd, or Don Giovanni").  For the next couple of weeks, it will be available for free from (a site which I have previously reviewed here).  To my knowledge, Don Giovanni cannot be downloaded for free in its entirety anywhere else.  This particular recording features the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana and is conducted by Alain Lombard.  The download weighs in at a hefty 251 MB, so if you're on a slower Internet connection and are interested in this, you may want to set aside some time in order to download it.

Opera is a genre that I haven't really begun to explore yet, so I am really looking forward to digging in to this recording.  It is over 3 hours long, so I am expecting that it will take some time to really sink in.  Whether you're a longtime opera buff or completely new to the genre, I hope you will enjoy it as well.  Happy listening!


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