Mozart – Don Giovanni – Furtwangler, Siepi, Grummer, Edelmann (Salzburg Festival 1954) – YouTube

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via Mozart – Don Giovanni – Furtwangler, Siepi, Grummer, Edelmann (Salzburg Festival 1954) – YouTube.

My viola teacher has been bugging me to watch Don Giovanni for a while because one of my pieces- Fantasie for viola by Hummel- is based on a theme in Don Giovanni. Also, watched it on Amadeus! :D Great movie, that was.

Boucher’s wife was a clever player on the harp, but seems to have adopted her husband’s doubtful means of winning the applause of the public. She used to play duets for piano and harp, with one hand on each instrument.

– Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, entry for Boucher, Alexandre-Jean

(how’d I manage to put in a Sherlock reference there)

Thine be the glory, risen conq’ring Son,
Endless is the vict’ry, Thou o’er death hast won.
Angels in bright raiment rolled the stone away,
Kept the folded grave clothes where Thy body lay.
Thine is the glory, risen, conq’ring Son;
Endless is the vict’ry Thou o’er death hast won!

(so many apostrophes!)