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Composer of the Week: Mozart

on BBC Radio 3

Two of Mozart's greatest commercial successes came at the end of his short life in the opera houses of Prague and Vienna. But these triumphs were overshadowed by the death of his father, Leopold. Donald
Macleod introduces excerpts from the two late operatic masterpieces and more intimate music for domestic enjoyment. Don Giovanni (excerpts)
Chamber Orchestra of Europe, conductor Claudio Abbado
Sonata in C for piano duet, K521 (Finale) Sviatoslav Richter and Benjamin Britten The Magic Bute (excerpts)
Vienna PO, conductor Georg Solti

Contributors

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Leopold. Donald
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Don Giovanni
Conductor:
Claudio Abbado
Unknown:
Sviatoslav Richter
Unknown:
Benjamin Britten
Conductor:
Georg Solti
Don Giovanni:
Simon Keenlyslde (baritone)
Donna Elvira:
Solle Isokoskl (soprano)
Pamina:
Ruth Ziesak (soprano)
Tamino:
Uwe Hellmann (tenor)
Papageno:
Michael Kraus (baritone)
Papagena:
Lotte Leltner (soprano)

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