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Messa per Rossini / Chailly, Teatro alla Scala


Release Date: 12/21/2018 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 002942902  
Composer:  Antonio BuzzollaAntonio BazziniCarlo PedrottiAntonio Cagnoni,   ... 
Performer:  Simone PiazzolaGiorgio BerrugiVeronica SimeoniMaria Jose Siri,   ... 
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala OrchestraMilan Teatro alla Scala Chorus
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

2018 marks 150 years since Gioachino Rossini’s death in 1868. Messa per Rossini was composed in his memory by Verdi and 12 other notable Italian composers. Verdi himself composed the concluding Libera me, which he later used in his own Messa da Requiem. Conducted by Riccardo Chailly, this rare performance represents the work’s triumphant return to the spiritual home of Verdi and Rossini: the Teatro alla Scala in Milan.

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REVIEW:

Chailly’s Scala forces give the 13 movements their all. It’s a fascinating testament to a historical event that never was. Verdi’s movement for soprano and chorus is the best music here, justifying his decision to write his own Requiem.

– Sunday Times (UK)
2018 marks 150 years since Gioachino Rossini’s death in 1868. Messa per Rossini was composed in his memory by Verdi and 12 other notable Italian composers. Verdi himself composed the concluding Libera me, which he later used in his own Messa da Requiem. Conducted by Riccardo Chailly, this rare performance represents the work’s triumphant return to the spiritual home of Verdi and Rossini: the Teatro alla Scala in Milan.

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REVIEW:

Chailly’s Scala forces give the 13 movements their all. It’s a fascinating testament to a historical event that never was. Verdi’s movement for soprano and chorus is the best music here, justifying his decision to write his own Requiem.

– Sunday Times (UK) Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Requiem and Kyrie by Antonio Buzzolla
Performer:  Simone Piazzola (Baritone), Giorgio Berrugi (Tenor), Veronica Simeoni (Mezzo Soprano),
Maria Jose Siri (Soprano), Riccardo Zanellato (Bass)
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra,  Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869; Italy 
2.
Dies irae by Antonio Bazzini
Performer:  Simone Piazzola (Baritone), Giorgio Berrugi (Tenor), Veronica Simeoni (Mezzo Soprano),
Maria Jose Siri (Soprano), Riccardo Zanellato (Bass)
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra,  Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869; Italy 
3.
Tuba mirum by Carlo Pedrotti
Performer:  Simone Piazzola (Baritone), Giorgio Berrugi (Tenor), Veronica Simeoni (Mezzo Soprano),
Maria Jose Siri (Soprano), Riccardo Zanellato (Bass)
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra,  Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869; Italy 
4.
Quid sum miser by Antonio Cagnoni
Performer:  Simone Piazzola (Baritone), Giorgio Berrugi (Tenor), Veronica Simeoni (Mezzo Soprano),
Maria Jose Siri (Soprano), Riccardo Zanellato (Bass)
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra,  Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869; Italy 
5.
Recordare by Federico Ricci
Performer:  Simone Piazzola (Baritone), Giorgio Berrugi (Tenor), Veronica Simeoni (Mezzo Soprano),
Maria Jose Siri (Soprano), Riccardo Zanellato (Bass)
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra,  Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869; Italy 
6.
Ingemisco by Alessandro Nini
Performer:  Simone Piazzola (Baritone), Giorgio Berrugi (Tenor), Veronica Simeoni (Mezzo Soprano),
Maria Jose Siri (Soprano), Riccardo Zanellato (Bass)
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra,  Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869; Italy 
7.
Confutatis by Raimondo Boucheron
Performer:  Simone Piazzola (Baritone), Giorgio Berrugi (Tenor), Veronica Simeoni (Mezzo Soprano),
Maria Jose Siri (Soprano), Riccardo Zanellato (Bass)
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra,  Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869; Italy 
8.
Oro supplex by Raimondo Boucheron
Performer:  Simone Piazzola (Baritone), Giorgio Berrugi (Tenor), Veronica Simeoni (Mezzo Soprano),
Maria Jose Siri (Soprano), Riccardo Zanellato (Bass)
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra,  Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869; Italy 
9.
Lacrimosa by Carlo Coccia
Performer:  Simone Piazzola (Baritone), Giorgio Berrugi (Tenor), Veronica Simeoni (Mezzo Soprano),
Maria Jose Siri (Soprano), Riccardo Zanellato (Bass)
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra,  Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869; Italy 
10.
Quam olim Abrahae by Gaetano Gaspari
Performer:  Simone Piazzola (Baritone), Giorgio Berrugi (Tenor), Veronica Simeoni (Mezzo Soprano),
Maria Jose Siri (Soprano), Riccardo Zanellato (Bass)
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra,  Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869; Italy 
11.
Hostias by Gaetano Gaspari
Performer:  Simone Piazzola (Baritone), Giorgio Berrugi (Tenor), Veronica Simeoni (Mezzo Soprano),
Maria Jose Siri (Soprano), Riccardo Zanellato (Bass)
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra,  Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869; Italy 
12.
Quam olim Abrahae by Gaetano Gaspari
Performer:  Simone Piazzola (Baritone), Giorgio Berrugi (Tenor), Veronica Simeoni (Mezzo Soprano),
Maria Jose Siri (Soprano), Riccardo Zanellato (Bass)
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra,  Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869; Italy 
13.
Sanctus by Pietro Platania
Performer:  Simone Piazzola (Baritone), Giorgio Berrugi (Tenor), Veronica Simeoni (Mezzo Soprano),
Maria Jose Siri (Soprano), Riccardo Zanellato (Bass)
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra,  Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869; Italy 
14.
Agnus Dei by Lauro Rossi
Performer:  Simone Piazzola (Baritone), Giorgio Berrugi (Tenor), Veronica Simeoni (Mezzo Soprano),
Maria Jose Siri (Soprano), Riccardo Zanellato (Bass)
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra,  Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869; Italy 
15.
Lux aeternam by Teodulo Mabellini
Performer:  Simone Piazzola (Baritone), Giorgio Berrugi (Tenor), Veronica Simeoni (Mezzo Soprano),
Maria Jose Siri (Soprano), Riccardo Zanellato (Bass)
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra,  Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869; Italy 
16.
Libera me by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Simone Piazzola (Baritone), Giorgio Berrugi (Tenor), Veronica Simeoni (Mezzo Soprano),
Maria Jose Siri (Soprano), Riccardo Zanellato (Bass)
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra,  Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868-1869; Italy 
Notes: This selection contains the following sub-sections: Libera me proper, Dies irae, Requiem aeternam, and finally Libera me, again. 

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