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Filmed at the 1954 Salzburg Festival, this restored and technically
enhanced recording of "Don Giovanni" is more than simply a superb
performance of one of the world's most lastingly popular operas with an
exquisite cast led by Cesare Siepi, Elisabeth Grümmer and Lisa della Casa.
It is the last visual document of Wilhelm Furtwängler's art, the legacy of
a great conductor. A giant among 20th-century conductors, Wilhelm
Furtwängler was associated for many years with the Berlin Philharmonic
Orchestra. After the war, he discovered a new, exceptionally rewarding
venue for his artistry at the Salzburg Festival. Beginning with "Fidelio"
in 1948, Furtwängler ushered in a golden age of memorable performances in
||Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
||Cesare Siepi, Deszö Ernster, Elisabeth Grümmer, Anton Dermota, Lisa della Casa, Otto Edelmann, Erna Berger, Walter Berry
||Chor der Wiener Staatsoper
||Paul Czinner, Alfred Travers