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Midday Classical: The Verdi Requiem

12/30/09 10:00AM By Walter Parker

We'll listen to a new recording of the Messa da Requiem by Verdi.  Antonio Pappano, who is 50 today, conducts the Orchestra and Chorus of the St. Cecilia National Academy.  In May, Robert DeCormier will conduct the Vermont Symphony Orchestra and Chorus in this dramatic work.  



Wind Quintet
Composer: Josef Bohuslav Foerster
Ensemble: Aulos Wind Quintet
CD/Album: Janacek/Haas/Foerster: Wind Quintets
Record co./Cat #: KOCH 310051


Lemminkainen Suite: selections, Op. 22
Composer: Jean Sibelius
Ensemble: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic
Conductor: Paavo Jarvi
CD/Album: Sibelius: Lemminkainen Suite - Luonnotar
Record co./Cat #: Virgin Classics 45213


The Magic Flute: Overture, K 620
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Ensemble: Tafelmusik
Conductor: Bruno Weil
CD/Album: Mozart: Overtures - Eine kleine Nachtmusik
Record co./Cat #: Sony 46695


Piano Trio #1 in Bb, Op. 99, D 898
Composer: Franz Schubert
Soloists: Isaac Stern, violin ; Leonard Rose, cello ; Eugene Istomin, piano
CD/Album: Isaac Stern: In Tribute and Celebration
Record co./Cat #: Sony 89936


Cuban Overture
Composer: George Gershwin
Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: James Levine
CD/Album: Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue, An American in Paris, u.a.
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 431625


Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Ensemble: Orchestra & Chorus of St. Cecilia National Academy
Conductor: Antonio Pappano
Soloists: Anja Harteros, soprano ; Sonia Ganassi, mezzo-soprano ; Rolando Villazon, tenor ; Rene Pape, bass
CD/Album: Verdi: Messa da Requiem
Record co./Cat #: EMI 98936


Cello Sonata in g, Op. 65, B 160
Composer: Frederic Chopin
Soloists: Yo Yo Ma, cello ; Emanuel Ax, piano
CD/Album: Chopin: Trio - Polonaise Brilliante - Cello Sonata
Record co./Cat #: Sony 53112


Mazurka in f#, Op. 59/3, B 157/3
Composer: Frederic Chopin
Soloists: Emanuel Ax, piano
CD/Album: Chopin - Scherzos and Mazurkas - Emanuel Ax
Record co./Cat #: Sony 44544
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