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Happy Birthday, Giuseppe Verdi

10/09/10 1:01PM By Peter Fox Smith

We celebrate the October 9 (or maybe 10), 1813 birthday of Giuseppe Verdi with vintage performances of Il trovatore and the Requiem.

Playlist

1:01pm

Die Meistersinger: Prelude (excerpt)
Composer: Richard Wagner
Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Fritz Reiner
CD/Album: Reiner Conducts Wagner
Record co./Cat #: RCA 4738
Release Year: 1983
 
 

1:08pm

Il trovatore: Acts I & II
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Ensemble: RCA Victor Orchestra
Conductor: Renato Cellini
Soloists: Zinka Milanov, soprano ; Jussi Björling, tenor ; Fedora Barbieri, mezzo-soprano ; Leonard Warren, baritone ; Nicola Moscona, bass
CD/Album: Verdi - Il trovatore
Record co./Cat #: RCA 6643
Release Year: 1952
 
 

2:17pm

Il trovatore: Acts III & IV
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Ensemble: RCA Victor Orchestra
Conductor: Renato Cellini
Soloists: Zinka Milanov, soprano ; Jussi Björling, tenor ; Fedora Barbieri, mezzo-soprano ; Leonard Warren, baritone ; Nicola Moscona, bass
CD/Album: Verdi - Il trovatore
Record co./Cat #: RCA 6643
Release Year: 1952
 
 

3:15pm

Requiem
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Chorus
Conductor: Sir Georg Solti
Soloists: Leontyne Price, soprano ; Janet Baker, mezzo-soprano ; Veriano Luchetti, tenor ; José van Dam, bass
CD/Album: Verdi - Requiem
Record co./Cat #: RCA 62318
Release Year: 2004
 
 

4:38pm

Otello: "Fuoco di gioia"
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Ensemble: Orchestra e coro del Teatro alla Scala, Milano
Conductor: Lorin Maazel
CD/Album: Les plus célèbres chœurs d’opéras
Record co./Cat #: EMI 49828
Release Year: 1986
 
 

4:41pm

La traviata: Chorus of the Gypsies & Matadors
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Ensemble: John Aldis Choir; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Aldo Ceccato
CD/Album: Les plus célèbres chœurs d’opéras
Record co./Cat #: EMI 49828
Release Year: 1972
 
 

4:46pm

Aïda: Grand March
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Ensemble: Rome Opera Orchestra & Chorus
Conductor: Zubin Mahta
CD/Album: Les plus célèbres chœurs d’opéras
Record co./Cat #: EMI 49828
Release Year: 1967
 
 

4:51pm

Nabucco: "Va, pensiero"
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Ensemble: Chorus & Orchestra of the German Opera
Conductor: Giuseppe Sinopoli
CD/Album: Mad About Italian Opera
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 445774
Release Year: 1983
 
 

4:57pm

Die Meistersinger: Prelude (excerpt)
Composer: Richard Wagner
Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Fritz Reiner
CD/Album: Reiner Conducts Wagner
Record co./Cat #: RCA 4738
Release Year: 1983
 
 
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