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Hommage a Boris Christoff / Various


Release Date: 08/04/2017 
Label:  Datum   Catalog #: 12323  
Composer:  Johannes BrahmsGiuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Rosanna CarteriBoris ChristoffMargarete KloseHelge Roswaenge,   ... 
Conductor:  Bruno WalterHerbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Italian Radio Symphony Orchestra RomeItalian Radio Chorus RomeVienna Philharmonic Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This new release introduces two Requiems. The first is a German Requiem by Johannes Brahms in an unusual version translated into Italian and performed at RAI in Turin in April 1954 with a stellar cast including soprano Rosanna Carters and bass Boris Christoff conducted by the great master Bruno Walter. The other track is the Giuseppe Verdi Requiem performed in Salzburg in September 1949. The presence of Boris Christoff in both pieces is the guiding thread that connects the two works. In the Verdi, other singers include Hilde Zadek, Margarete Klose, and Helge Roswaenge. They are accompanied by the Wiener Philharmoniker conducted by the great Herbert von Karajan. This new release introduces two Requiems. The first is a German Requiem by Johannes Brahms in an unusual version translated into Italian and performed at RAI in Turin in April 1954 with a stellar cast including soprano Rosanna Carters and bass Boris Christoff conducted by the great master Bruno Walter. The other track is the Giuseppe Verdi Requiem performed in Salzburg in September 1949. The presence of Boris Christoff in both pieces is the guiding thread that connects the two works. In the Verdi, other singers include Hilde Zadek, Margarete Klose, and Helge Roswaenge. They are accompanied by the Wiener Philharmoniker conducted by the great Herbert von Karajan. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
German Requiem, Op. 45 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Rosanna Carteri (Soprano), Boris Christoff (Bass)
Conductor:  Bruno Walter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Italian Radio Symphony Orchestra Rome,  Italian Radio Chorus Rome
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1854-1868; Austria 
2.
Requiem Mass by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Margarete Klose (Mezzo Soprano), Helge Roswaenge (Tenor), Hilde Zadek (Soprano),
Boris Christoff (Bass)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  Vienna Singverein
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Italy 

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