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VERDI, G.: Messa da Requiem (Schwarzkopf, Di Stefano, De Sabata) (1954)


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VERDI, G.: Messa da Requiem (Schwarzkopf, Di Stefano, De Sabata) (1954)

Victor de Sabata is remembered today as one of the greatest conductors of opera, especially Verdi and Puccini, and orchestral music from the 19th and 20th centuries. His famous 1954 recording of Verdi’s terrifying Requiem boasts an unrivalled quartet of soloists. Made five years after Tullio Serafin’s searingly intense Rome Opera House recording (Naxos Historical 8.110159), de Sabata’s interpretation is notable for its expansive speeds and reverential approach. His brilliance in symphonic repertoire can be heard in the Appendix to Disc 2, which includes an evocative Fountains of Rome and the rare 1947 recording of the Prelude to Aida.

Disc 1

Verdi, Giuseppe
Mass Text, lyricist(s)

  Messa da Requiem
1.   Requiem aeternam 00:06:36
2.   Kyrie eleison 00:04:47
3.   Sequence: Dies Irae 00:02:13
4.   Sequence: Tuba mirum 00:01:53
5.   Sequence: Mors stupebit 00:01:29
6.   Sequence: Liber scriptus; Dies irae 00:05:25
7.   Sequence: Quid sum miser 00:03:47
8.   Sequence: Rex tremendae 00:03:55
9.   Seqeunce: Recordare 00:04:25
10.   Sequence: Ingemisco 00:04:10
11.   Sequence: Confutatis maledictis; Dies irae 00:05:54
12.   Sequence: Lacrymosa 00:07:14
13.   Offertory: Domine Jesu Christe 00:05:28
14.   Offertory: Hostias et preces 00:06:49
15.   Sanctus 00:02:36
16.   Agnus Dei 00:06:59

Disc 2

Verdi, Giuseppe
Mass Text, lyricist(s)

  Messa da Requiem
1.   Lux aeterna 00:07:01
2.   Libera me: Libera me 00:02:39
3.   Libera me: Dies irae 00:02:20
4.   Libera me: Requiem aeternam 00:03:35
5.   Libera me: Libera me 00:05:39

Verdi, Giuseppe

  Aida, Act I: Prelude
6.   Aida, Act I: Prelude 00:04:45
  La traviata (excerpts)
7.   Act I: Prelude 00:04:16
8.   Act III: Prelude 00:04:18
  I vespri siciliani, Act I: Overture
9.   I vespri siciliani, Act I: Overture 00:09:08

Wolf-Ferrari, Ermanno

  I quattro rusteghi, Act II: Intermezzo
10.   I quattro rusteghi, Act II: Intermezzo 00:04:31
  Il segreto di Susanna: Overture
11.   Il segreto di Susanna, Act I: Overture 00:03:04

Rossini, Gioachino

  Guillaume Tell, Act I: Overture
12.   Guillaume Tell, Act I: Overture 00:13:15

Respighi, Ottorino

  Fontane di Roma
13.   I. La fontana di Valle Giulia all'alba 00:04:10
14.   II. La fontana del Tritone al mattino 00:02:31
15.   III. La fontana di Trevi al meriggio 00:03:14
16.   IV. La fontana di Villa Medici al tramonto 00:04:49

Total Playing Time: 02:32:55

Respighi, Ottorino; Rossini, Gioachino; Verdi, Giuseppe; Wolf-Ferrari, Ermanno

Mass Text

De Sabata, Victor

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; Milan La Scala Orchestra; Santa Cecilia Academy Orchestra, Rome

Milan La Scala Chorus

Di Stefano, Giuseppe; Dominguez, Oralia; Schwarzkopf, Elisabeth; Siepi, Cesare; Veneziani, Vittore

Label: Naxos Historical

Genre: Choral - Sacred; Orchestral

Period: 20th Century; Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.111049-50

Barcode: 747313304929

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Physical Release: 08/2006

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