Friday, 24 October 2008

Not a nice night at the opera, either

Well, not if you're the Don, anyway. The rest of us are in for a real treat. Who said that Mozart's Don Giovanni was the single greatest work of art in any medium? (Me, actually!) Oh, and don't forget this isn't where it's at, this is.


Jennysmith said...

Oooh there's a beautiful aria from there that i still sing to myself today. perhaps you could enlighten me.

have never seen an opera in its own language. tell me what the experience is like


Gadjo Dilo said...

I can't actually hear this as I haven't yet got the speakers rigged up in my new abode. But I have a problem with Mr Mozart; I don't know what it is, maybe it's simply the fact that my father overexposed me to him at the exclusion of almost all other music. Enjoy, though, don't let me adversely influence anybody!

The Dotterel said...

How does it go, Jenny? (You hum it, I'll name it!)

There's plenty of time to rediscover him, Gadjo. Try Serenade for Wind Instruments for starters.

French Fancy said...

Well, DG is my current TMA on my new OU course and it doesn't actally tick my boxes. I really do not have the Mozart love, although I do appreciate it a bit more since I have spent the last five weeks studying his technique.

But, hey, not everyone likes Mahler whose music I absolutely adore.

Anonymous said...

My friendships, The Dotterel,

Gift Giovanni of Wolfgang Amadeus, it is magnificent!! Gustav Mahler, also!

willow said...

Oh-oh-oh this ghost scene always gives me goosebumps. Ramey is magnificent.

Dave said...

Returning your visit at my place. Oddly, I was in Boston at the weekend.

Vicus Scurra said...

I see that I am following Dave over here. What have you done? The tone will be lowered beyond repair.
I would put it high up on the list, perhaps behind "The Wire", my blog, and Graeme Pollock's century at Nottingham. Does the Losey film count, or does that make me a lowbrow?

wv = iscribus - writing in the perfect tense.