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Verdi: Messa Da Requiem / Karajan, Price, Cossotto, Pavarotti, Et Al

Verdi / Price / Pavarotti / Lsc / Von Karajan
Release Date: 09/13/2005 
Label:  Philips   Catalog #: 000466509  
Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Leontyne PriceLuciano PavarottiFiorenza CossottoNicolai Ghiaurov
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala OrchestraMilan Teatro alla Scala Chorus

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Directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot

STEREO: PCM / SURROUND: DTS 5.1
Subtitles: Latin/German/English/French/Spanish/Chinese

This production was first performed at La Scala in 1967 to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Toscanini’s death before traveling to Moscow, Montreal and New York.

Karajan gives early evidence of his innovative approach to film by choosing Henri-Georges Clouzot as his director, a creator of classic "films noirs" such as "Quai des Orfèvres" and "Wages of Fear."

An exceptional cast of soloists – Leontyne Price, Nicolai Ghiaurov, Fiorenza Cossotto and the young Luciano Pavarotti – makes this not only a visual but also a musical
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Verdi’s Requiem, inspired by the death of Italian author Alessandro Manzoni, was premiered in 1874 and ranks as one of two supreme achievements in 19th-century liturgical music next to Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis – a work it resembles in its stylistic grandeur and compelling sincerity.
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Works on This Recording

1. Requiem Mass by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Leontyne Price (Soprano), Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Fiorenza Cossotto (Mezzo Soprano),
Nicolai Ghiaurov (Bass)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra,  Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1967 

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 Verdi Requiem -- Karajan, Price, et al. April 3, 2013 By Alison W A. (New York, NY) See All My Reviews "A superb performance I've loved for YEARS (and my introduction to the work 40+ years ago) -- but the label is NOT Philips -- as the famous logo on the package indicates, but Deutsche Grammophon. Philips has a pretty good one, too, led by John Eliot Gardiner" Report Abuse
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