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Verdi: Requiem / Quattro Pezzi Sacri (Four Sacred Pieces)

Verdi: Requiem / Quattro Pezzi Sacri (Four Sacred Pieces)
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Performed by
Luba Orgonasova Luba Orgonasova
Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique
Monteverdi Choir Monteverdi Choir
Luca Canonici Luca Canonici
Alastair Miles Alastair Miles

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Description: This religious masterpiece, composed in memory of the great Italian novelist Alessandro Manzoni (1785-1873), has themes even more cosmic than any in Verdi's other operas: life and death, heaven and hell, the Christian vision of humanity's redemption, the end of the world, and the last judgment. Verdi's music rises to the tremendous demands of this subject matter; it is music of grandeur, guilt, terror, and consolation, with a breadth of vision and an intensity of feeling unique in the composer's work and in religious music. John Eliot Gardiner's is the first recording made with period instruments, a kind of performance ... (more)
Manufacturer: Philips
Release date: 11 April 1995
EAN: 0028944214222 UPC: 028944214222
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