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The Very Best Of Verdi


Release Date: 04/25/2006 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8552121   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Miriam GauciEduard TumagianGiacomo AragallMarina Mescheriakova,   ... 
Conductor:  Piergiorgio MorandiAlexander RahbariOliver DohnányiMichael Halász,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hungarian State Opera OrchestraBrussels Belgian Radio & TV Philharmonic OrchestraSlovak Radio Symphony Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Works on This Recording

1.
La forza del destino: Overture by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Piergiorgio Morandi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hungarian State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862/1869; Italy 
Length: 7 Minutes 46 Secs. 
2.
La forza del destino: Pace, pace, mio Dio by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Miriam Gauci (Soprano)
Conductor:  Alexander Rahbari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brussels Belgian Radio & TV Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862/1869; Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
3.
La forza del destino: Solenne in quest' ora by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Eduard Tumagian (Baritone), Giacomo Aragall (Tenor)
Conductor:  Alexander Rahbari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862/1869; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
4.
Nabucco: Va, pensiero by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Oliver Dohnányi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Philharmonic Chorus Bratislava,  Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
5.
Ernani: Surta è la notte by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Marina Mescheriakova (Soprano)
Conductor:  Michael Halász
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Italy 
Length: 6 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
6.
Macbeth: Patria oppressa! by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Oliver Dohnányi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Philharmonic Chorus Bratislava,  Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847/1865; Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
7.
Luisa Miller: Quando le sere al placido by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Marcello Giordani (Tenor)
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Catania Teatro Massimo Bellini Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
8.
Rigoletto: Questa o quella by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Yordi Ramiro (Tenor)
Conductor:  Alexander Rahbari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
Length: 1 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
9.
Rigoletto: Pari siamo by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Eduard Tumagian (Baritone)
Conductor:  Alexander Rahbari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
10.
Rigoletto: Caro nome by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Alida Ferrarini (Soprano)
Conductor:  Alexander Rahbari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
Length: 6 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: The first track of this selection begins with "Gualtier Maldè!" 
11.
Rigoletto: Povero Rigoletto...Cortigiani, vil razza dannata! by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Eduard Tumagian (Baritone)
Conductor:  Alexander Rahbari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
12.
Rigoletto: La donna è mobile by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Yordi Ramiro (Tenor)
Conductor:  Alexander Rahbari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
13.
Il trovatore: Vedi! le fosche notturne "Anvil Chorus" by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Will Humburg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hungarian State Opera Orchestra,  Budapest Festival Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
14.
Il trovatore: Il balen del suo sorriso by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Roberto Servile (Baritone)
Conductor:  Will Humburg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hungarian State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
15.
Il trovatore: Ah si, ben mio by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Maurizio Frusoni (Tenor)
Conductor:  Will Humburg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hungarian State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 52 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
16.
Il trovatore: Di quella pira by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Maurizio Frusoni (Tenor)
Conductor:  Will Humburg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hungarian State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
17.
Il trovatore: D'amor sull' ali rosee by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Daniela Longhi (Soprano)
Conductor:  Will Humburg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hungarian State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
18.
Un ballo in maschera: Di' tu se fedele by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Thomas Harper (Tenor)
Conductor:  Michael Halász
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
19.
Requiem Mass: Dies irae by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Elena Filipova (Soprano), César Hernández (Tenor), Gloria Scalchi (Mezzo Soprano),
Carlo Colombara (Bass)
Conductor:  Piergiorgio Morandi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hungarian State Opera Orchestra,  Hungarian State Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Italy 
Length: 20 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
20.
Requiem Mass: Tuba mirum by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Elena Filipova (Soprano), Gloria Scalchi (Mezzo Soprano), César Hernández (Tenor),
Carlo Colombara (Bass)
Conductor:  Piergiorgio Morandi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hungarian State Opera Orchestra,  Hungarian State Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Italy 
Length: 1 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
21.
Requiem Mass: Ingemisco by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Elena Filipova (Soprano), Gloria Scalchi (Mezzo Soprano), César Hernández (Tenor),
Carlo Colombara (Bass)
Conductor:  Piergiorgio Morandi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hungarian State Opera Orchestra,  Hungarian State Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
22.
La traviata: Libiamo ne' lieti calici "Brindisi" by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Monika Krause (Soprano), Yordi Ramiro (Tenor)
Conductor:  Alexander Rahbari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Philharmonic Choir,  Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
23.
La traviata: Ah, fors' è lui by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Monika Krause (Soprano)
Conductor:  Alexander Rahbari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection begins with "E' strano!....è strano!" 
24.
La traviata: Sempre libera by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Monika Krause (Soprano)
Conductor:  Alexander Rahbari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
25.
La traviata: De' miei bollenti spiriti by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Yordi Ramiro (Tenor)
Conductor:  Alexander Rahbari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection begins with "Lunge da lei per me non v'ha diletto!" 
26.
La traviata: Di Provenza il mar by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Georg Tichy (Baritone)
Conductor:  Alexander Rahbari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
27.
Don Carlos: E lui, desso, l'Infante by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Eduard Tumagian (Baritone), Giacomo Aragall (Tenor)
Conductor:  Alexander Rahbari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867/1884; Italy 
Length: 7 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
28.
Aida: Celeste Aida by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Maria Dragoni (Soprano), Kristijan Johannsson (Tenor)
Conductor:  Rico Saccani
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
29.
Aida: Ritorna vincitor! by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Maria Dragoni (Soprano), Kristijan Johannsson (Tenor)
Conductor:  Rico Saccani
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
Length: 6 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
30.
Aida: Gloria all' Egitto by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Maria Dragoni (Soprano), Kristijan Johannsson (Tenor)
Conductor:  Rico Saccani
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
31.
Aida: Grand March by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Rico Saccani
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
Length: 1 Minutes 35 Secs. 
32.
Aida: Ballet Music by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Rico Saccani
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 49 Secs. 
33.
Otello: Fuoco di gioia by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Oliver Dohnányi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Philharmonic Chorus Bratislava,  Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
34.
Otello: Piangea cantando "Willow Song" by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Miriam Gauci (Soprano)
Conductor:  Alexander Rahbari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brussels Belgian Radio & TV Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Italy 
Length: 14 Minutes 21 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
35.
Falstaff: L'onore! Ladri! "Ford's Monologue" by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Domenico Trimarchi (Baritone)
Conductor:  Will Humburg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hungarian State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection begins with "Ehi paggio!..." 

Sound Samples

La forza del destino: Act I: Overture
La forza del destino: Act IV: Pace, pace, mio Dio
La forza del destino: Act III: Solenne in quest'ora
Nabucco: Act III: Va, pensiero, "Chorus of Hebrew Slaves"
Ernani: Act I: Surta e la notte... , involami
Macbeth: Act IV: Patria oppressa!, "Chorus of Scottish Exiles"
Luisa Miller: Act II: Quando le sere al placido
Rigoletto: Act I: Questa o quella
Rigoletto: Act I: Pari siamo!
Rigoletto: Gualtier Malde...
Rigoletto: Caro nome
Rigoletto: Act II: Cortigiani, vil razza dannata
Rigoletto: Act III: La donna e mobile
Il trovatore: Act II: Vedi, le fosche notturne, "Anvil Chorus''
Il trovatore: Act II: Il balen del suo sorriso
Il trovatore: Ah! si, ben mio
Il trovatore: Di quella pira
Il trovatore: Act IV: D'amor sull'ali rosee vanne
Un ballo in maschera: Un ballo di maschera, Act I: Di' tu se fedele
Messa da Requiem: Dies irae
Messa da Requiem: Tuba mirum
Messa da Requiem: Ingemisco
La traviata: Act I: Libiamo ne'lieti calici, "Brindisi"
La traviata: Act I: E strano! e strano!
La traviata: Act I: Sempre libera
La traviata: Act II: Lunge da lei per me
La traviata: Act II: Di Provenza il mar
Don Carlo: Act I: E lui! Desso l'Infante!...Dio, che nell'alma infondere
Aida: Act I: Se quel guerrier io fossi!...Celeste
Aida: Act I: Ritorna vincitor!...I sacri nomi di padre, d'amante
Aida: Act II: Gloria all' Egitto
Aida: Act II: Grand March
Aida: Act II: Ballet Music
Otello: Act I: Fuoco di gioia
Otello: Act IV: Mia madre aveva una povera ancella...Piangea cantando...Ave Maria
Falstaff: Act I: Ehi paggio!...L'onore! Ladri!

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