Celebrating Verdi: Legendary Interpreters

Release Date: 11/19/2013
Label: Euroarts
Catalog Number: 3079088
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Number of Discs: 1

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Celebrating Verdi brings into focus the greatest interpreters of Giuseppe Verdi’s compositions. These jewels of music broadcasting have been salvaged from various archives and been made accessible for home viewing audiences uniting appealing and enjoyable performances by legendary artists as Arturo Toscanini, Carlo Maria Giulini, Tito Gobbi and Elisabeth Schwarzkopf. This collection presents itself to the wide range of music lovers bearing in remembrance the unforgettable art of interpretation of the golden age. Lovingly restored and digitally remastered the Classic Archive™ series offers a unique glimpse into our classical heritage featuring performances by celebrated artists of the past including complete full-lengths programs and comprehensive booklet information.

CLASSIC ARCHIVE Celebrating Verdi – Verdi’s Legendary Interpreters

La forza del destino: Overture

NBC Symphony Orchestra
Arturo Toscanini, conductor

Recorded in USA, 1943

I vespri siciliani: Overture
Quattro pezzi sacri: Stabat Mater

New Philharmonia Orchestra and Chorus
Carlo Maria Giulini, conductor

Recorded at Fairfield Hall, Croydon, 12 January (I vespri siciliani) and 3 March (Stabat Mater) 1968

Falstaff, Act III: Ehi! Taverniere!
Otello, Act II: Vanne … Credo in un Dio crudel

Tito Gobbi, baritone
London Symphony Orchestra
Charles Mackerras, conductor

Recorded at BBC Studio, London, 16 May 1958

Otello, Act IV: Canzone del salce – Ave Maria

Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, soprano
Orchestre National de l’ORTF
Berislav Klobucar, conductor

Recorded at Salle Pleyel, Paris, 1967

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Picture format: NTSC 16:9
Sound format: PCM Stereo
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Subtitles: English, German, French, Italian
Booklet notes: English, German, French
Running time: 58 mins
No. of DVDs: 1
Works on This Recording
1. La forza del destino: Overture by Giuseppe Verdi
Orchestra/Ensemble: NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1862/1869 ; Italy
2. I vespri siciliani: Overture by Giuseppe Verdi
Orchestra/Ensemble: New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1855 ; Italy
3. Quattro pezzi sacri: Stabat mater by Giuseppe Verdi
Period: Romantic
Written: 1889-1897 ; Italy
4. Otello: Credo in un Dio crudel by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Tito Gobbi (Baritone)
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1887 ; Italy
5. Ave Maria by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano)
Conductor: Berislav Klobucar
Orchestra/Ensemble: ORTF National Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1880 ; Italy
6. Falstaff: Ehi! Taverniere! by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Tito Gobbi (Baritone)
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1893 ; Italy
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