Verdi: Requiem


© 2010 London Philharmonic Orchestra Ltd

℗ 2010 London Philharmonic Orchestra Ltd

Recorded live by BBC Radio 3 at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall,
London on 24 April 1983

Total playing time: 82:35

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Released September 2010

CD: Verdi: Requiem

Verdi Requiem

1. Requiem Aeternam
2-10. Dies Irae

1-2. Offertorium
3. Sanctus
4. Agnus Dei
5. Lux Aeterna
6-9. Libera Me

Jesús López-Cobos conductor
Margaret Price soprano
Livia Budai mezzo soprano
Giuseppe Giacomini tenor
Robert Lloyd bass
London Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir

The dramatic intensity of Verdi’s Requiem reflects the composer’s operatic expertise, and expresses the powerful emotions of the sacred texts. His inspiration for the work was his high regard for two fellow Italian artists, composer Gioachino Rossini and patriotic author Alessandro Manzoni, and it became an overnight sensation at its premiere in Milan. This recording comes from a concert recorded live at the Royal Festival Hall in 1983, during López-Cobos’s tenure as Principal Guest Conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

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