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 musicalRead more highlight.
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. Read less
Works on This Recording
Requiem Massby Giuseppe Verdi Performer:
Leontyne Price (Soprano),
Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor),
Fiorenza Cossotto (Mezzo Soprano),
Nicolai Ghiaurov (Bass)
Herbert von Karajan
Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra,
Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus
Period: Romantic Written: 1874; Italy Date of Recording: 1967
Average Customer Review: ( 2 Customer Reviews )
Awesome!September 2, 2014By Antoinette L. (Murrells Inlet, SC)See All My Reviews"Superb recording - conductor is his usual magnificent self and the soloists are beyond compare. Truly awesome!!!"Report Abuse
Verdi Requiem -- Karajan, Price, et al.April 3, 2013By 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