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Verdi: Opera Choruses, Overtures & Ballet Music / Muti


Release Date: 08/09/2011 
Label:  Warner Classics   Catalog #: 98015   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Mirella FreniDolora Zajic
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trumpeters of the Royal Military School of Music,
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 37 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

With his questing spirit, Verdi took an often innovative approach to the choral and orchestral components of his operas. In Nabucco, his first great success, the chorus of Hebrew slaves became a protagonist – and its ‘Va, pensiero’ became Italy’s honorary national anthem – while his overtures range from atmospheric introductions, for instance the haunting prelude to La traviata, to full-blown orchestral showpieces, such as the splendid sinfonia that opens La forza del destino. With his questing spirit, Verdi took an often innovative approach to the choral and orchestral components of his operas. In Nabucco, his first great success, the chorus of Hebrew slaves became a protagonist – and its ‘Va, pensiero’ became Italy’s honorary national anthem – while his overtures range from atmospheric introductions, for instance the haunting prelude to La traviata, to full-blown orchestral showpieces, such as the splendid sinfonia that opens La forza del destino. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Nabucco: Gli arredi festivi by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 10 Secs. 
2.
Nabucco: Va, pensiero by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 56 Secs. 
3.
I lombardi: Gerusalem! by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 39 Secs. 
4.
I lombardi: O Signore, dal tetto natio by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 56 Secs. 
5.
Ernani: Evviva! Beviam! Nel vino cerchiam by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Italy 
Date of Recording: 12/07/1982 
Venue:  Teatro alla Scala, Milan 
Length: 3 Minutes 34 Secs. 
6.
Ernani: Esultiamo! by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Italy 
Date of Recording: 12/07/1982 
Venue:  Teatro alla Scala, Milan 
Length: 2 Minutes 54 Secs. 
7.
Ernani: Si ridesti il Leon di Castiglia by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/1991 
Venue:  Abanella, Milan 
Length: 2 Minutes 11 Secs. 
8.
Attila: Prelude by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846; Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/1989/07/1989 
Venue:  Abanella, Milan 
Length: 3 Minutes 20 Secs. 
9.
Attila: Urli, Rapine by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846; Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/1989/07/1989 
Venue:  Abanella, Milan 
Length: 2 Minutes 5 Secs. 
10.
Attila: Del ciel l'immensa volta by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846; Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/1989/07/1989 
Venue:  Abanella, Milan 
Length: 1 Minutes 40 Secs. 
11.
Attila: Chi dona luce al cor by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846; Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/1989/07/1989 
Venue:  Abanella, Milan 
Length: 1 Minutes 51 Secs. 
12.
Macbeth: Patria oppressa! by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847/1865; Italy 
Length: 6 Minutes 54 Secs. 
13.
Rigoletto: Prelude by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 35 Secs. 
14.
Rigoletto: Zitti, zitti moviamo a vendetta by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
Length: 1 Minutes 34 Secs. 
15.
Il trovatore: Vedi! le fosche notturne "Anvil Chorus" by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 55 Secs. 
16.
La forza del destino: La Vergine degli angeli by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Mirella Freni ()
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
Venue:  Teatro alla Scala, Milan 
Length: 3 Minutes 25 Secs. 
17.
La forza del destino: Compagni, sostiamo by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; Italy 
Venue:  Teatro alla Scala, Milan 
Length: 2 Minutes 32 Secs. 
18.
La forza del destino: Nella guerra č la follia by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862; Italy 
Venue:  Teatro alla Scala, Milan 
Length: 2 Minutes 3 Secs. 
19.
La forza del destino: Rataplan, della gloria pel soldato by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Dolora Zajic ()
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862/1869; Italy 
Venue:  Teatro alla Scala, Milan 
Length: 2 Minutes 51 Secs. 
20.
Requiem Mass: Sanctus by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Italy 
Venue:  Live  Teatro alla Scala, Milan 
Length: 2 Minutes 32 Secs. 
21.
Aida: Gloria all' Egitto by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trumpeters of the Royal Military School of Music,
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 4 Secs. 
22.
Aida: Gloria all' Egitto by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trumpeters of the Royal Military School of Music,
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
Length: 1 Minutes 26 Secs. 
23.
Aida: Ballet Music by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trumpeters of the Royal Military School of Music,
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 6 Secs. 
24.
Aida: Vieni, o guerriero vindice by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trumpeters of the Royal Military School of Music,
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 26 Secs. 
25.
Nabucco: Overture by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Italy 
Date of Recording: 10/1975 
Venue:  No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London 
Length: 7 Minutes 12 Secs. 
26.
Macbeth: Act 1 Prelude by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847/1865; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 1 Secs. 
27.
Macbeth: Ballet Music by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847/1865; Italy 
Length: 10 Minutes 6 Secs. 
28.
La battaglia di Legnano: Overture by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Italy 
Date of Recording: 01/1976/11/1976 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London 
Length: 9 Minutes 9 Secs. 
29.
Luisa Miller: Overture by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Italy 
Date of Recording: 01/1976/11/1976 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London 
Length: 5 Minutes 39 Secs. 
30.
La traviata: Act 1 Prelude by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Date of Recording: 01/1976/11/1976 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 54 Secs. 
31.
La traviata: Act 3 Prelude by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Date of Recording: 01/1976/11/1976 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 54 Secs. 
32.
I vespri siciliani: Ballet Music "The Four Seasons" by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1855; Italy 
33.
La forza del destino: Overture by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862/1869; Italy 
Date of Recording: 01/12/1977 
Venue:  No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road 
Length: 7 Minutes 12 Secs. 
34.
Attila: Viva il re delle mille foreste by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846; Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/1989/07/1989 
Venue:  Abanella, Milan 
Length: 1 Minutes 29 Secs. 

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