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VERDI, G.: Messa da Requiem (PAL) (Edinburgh Festival Chorus, London Symphony, Abbado)


VERDI, G.: Messa da Requiem (PAL) (Edinburgh Festival Chorus, London Symphony, Abbado)

DVD Clip
Giuseppe Verdi
Messa da Requiem

Live Recording from the Edinburgh International Festival 1982
Edinburgh Festival Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Soloists: Margaret Price (soprano), Jessye Norman (soprano), Jose Carreras (tenor),
Ruggero Raimondi (bass)

Running Time: 87 min
Menu Languages: GB, D, F, SP
Subtitle Languages: GB, F, D
Sound Format: PCM Stereo
Picture Format: 4:3
Region Code: 2, 5, 6
Sel. No. 100 146 PAL

The death of Alessandro Manzoni, whom Verdi almost religiously worshipped, in 1873 deeply affected Verdi, who was then already being admired as Italy's greatest living composer and who was just going through a creative crisis. The Messa da Requiem is without a doubt a deeply personal composition by Verdi which expresses the innermost fears of the composer in being confronted with his own mortality. At the same time it is also a very "public" work through which the poet of the Italian people as well as the whole Italian spirit was meant to be honoured in a musical language which embodied the great tradition of Italian music and Italian culture whose disappearance Verdi felt that he was witnessing.

Verdi, Giuseppe

Mass Text

Abbado, Claudio

London Symphony Orchestra

Edinburgh Festival Chorus

Carreras, José; Norman, Jessye; Price, Margaret; Raimondi, Ruggero

Label: Arthaus Musik

Genre: Classical Concert

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 100146

Barcode: 4006680101460

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Physical Release: 01/2001

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