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Sacred Music [4 DVD Set]

Verdi / Messa Da Requiem / Maazel / Solemmis
Release Date: 10/27/2009 
Label:  Euroarts   Catalog #: 2057918  
Composer:  Giuseppe VerdiLudwig van BeethovenJohann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Rafal SiwekNorma FantiniAnna SmirnovaFrancesco Meli,   ... 
Conductor:  Lorin MaazelFabio LuisiMasaaki SuzukiGeorg Christoph Biller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Florence Maggio Musicale ChorusSymphonica ToscaniniDresden Staatskapelle,   ... 
Number of Discs: 4 
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SACRED MUSIC
(4 DVD Box set)

Giuseppe Verdi
MESSA DA REQUIEM

Norma Fantini, soprano
Anna Smirnova, mezzo-soprano
Francesco Meli, tenor
Rafa? Siwek, bass

Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Chorus
Symphonica Toscanini
Lorin Maazel, conductor

Recorded at the Basilica di San Marco, Venice, 16 November 2007

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Ludwig van Beethoven
MISSA SOLEMNIS IN D MAJOR, Op. 123

Camilla Nylund, soprano
Birgit Remmert, contralto
Christian Elsner, tenor
René Pape, bass

Dresden State Opera Chorus
Dresden Staatskapelle
Fabio Luisi, conductor
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Recorded live at the Frauenkirche, Dresden, 4–5 November 2005

Bonus:
- The Reconstruction of the Dresden Frauenkirche

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Johann Sebastian Bach
ST. JOHN PASSION, BWV 245

Midori Suzuki, soprano
Robin Blaze, counter-tenor

Gerd Türk, tenor
Chiyuki Urano, bass-baritone
Stephan MacLeod, bass

Bach Collegium Japan
Masaaki Suzuki, conductor

Recorded live at the Suntory Hall, Tokyo, 28 July 2000

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Johann Sebastian Bach
MASS IN B MINOR, BWV 232

Ruth Holton, soprano
Matthias Rexroth, counter-tenor
Christoph Genz, tenor
Klaus Mertens, bass-baritone

Thomanerchor Leipzig
Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Georg Christoph Biller, conductor

Recorded live at St Thomas's Church, Leipzig, 28 July 2000

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Picture format: NTSC 16:9
Sound format: PCM Stereo / Dolby Digital 5.1 (all) / DTS 5.1 (all except St. John Passion)
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Subtitles: English, German, French (St. John Passion)
Latin English, German, French (Requiem, Missa Solemnis, Mass in B minor)
Running time: 444 mins
No. of DVDs: 4 (DVD 9)
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Works on This Recording

1. Requiem Mass by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Rafal Siwek (Bass), Norma Fantini (Soprano), Anna Smirnova (Mezzo Soprano),
Francesco Meli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Lorin Maazel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Florence Maggio Musicale Chorus,  Symphonica Toscanini
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Italy 
2. Missa solemnis in D major, Op. 123 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Birgit Remmert (Alto), Christian Elsner (Tenor), Camilla Nylund (Soprano),
René Pape (Bass)
Conductor:  Fabio Luisi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Staatskapelle,  Dresden State Opera Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: 1823; Vienna, Austria 
3. Saint John Passion, BWV 245 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Stephan Macleod (Bass), Gerd Türk (Tenor), Robin Blaze (Countertenor),
Chiyuki Urano (Bass)
Conductor:  Masaaki Suzuki
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bach Collegium Japan
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1724; Leipzig, Germany 
4. Mass in B minor, BWV 232 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Klaus Mertens (Bass), Matthias Rexroth (Countertenor), Christoph Genz (Tenor),
Ruth Holten (Soprano)
Conductor:  Georg Christoph Biller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra,  Leipzig Thomaner Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1747-49; Leipzig, Germany 

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