Verdi: The Complete Works

Release Date: 3/25/2016
Label: Decca
Catalog Number: B002459302
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Number of Discs: 75

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Please Note: Verdi – Complete Works is not individually numbered, but is a Limited Edition release.

Decca proudly presents the Complete Works by Giuseppe Verdi in a single 75 CD box set. From the ever-popular Aida to the obscure Alzira, all of the more than two dozen operas are here as well as his Sacred Works, Arias, Songs, Ballet Music, the String quartet and other rarities. This unrivalled set features the world’s greatest singers including Caballé, Carreras, Cotrubas, Domingo, Freni, Horne, Pavarotti & Sutherland.
Works on This Recording
1. Oberto by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Sara Fulgoni (Mezzo Soprano), Stuart Neill (Tenor), Samuel Ramey (Bass), Maria Guleghina (Soprano), Violeta Urmana (Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1839 ; Italy
2. Un giorno di regno by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: José Carreras (Tenor), Jessye Norman (Soprano), Wladimiro Ganzarolli (Baritone), Fiorenza Cossotto (Mezzo Soprano), Ingvar Wixell (Baritone), Vincente Sardinero (Baritone), William Elvin (Baritone)
Conductor: Lamberto Gardelli
Period: Romantic
Written: 1840 ; Italy
3. Nabucco by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Giovanni Foiani (Bass), Bruno Prevedi (Tenor), Carlo Cava (Bass), Walter Krautler (Tenor), Dora Carral (Soprano), Elena Suliotis (Soprano), Anna d'Auria (Soprano), Tito Gobbi (Baritone)
Conductor: Lamberto Gardelli
Period: Romantic
Written: 1842 ; Italy
4. I lombardi by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor: James Levine
Period: Romantic
Written: 1843 ; Italy
5. Ernani by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Alastair Miles (Bass), Richard Morton (Tenor), Linda McLeod (Mezzo Soprano), Paata Burchuladze (Bass), Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Leo Nucci (Baritone), Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano)
Conductor: Richard Bonynge
Period: Romantic
Written: 1844 ; Italy
6. I due Foscari by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Vincenzo Bello (Tenor), Elizabeth Connell (Soprano), Franz Handlos (Bass), José Carreras (Tenor), Piero Cappuccilli (Baritone), Katia Ricciarelli (Soprano), Samuel Ramey (Bass), Antoniak Mieczyslaw (Tenor)
Conductor: Lamberto Gardelli
Orchestra/Ensemble: ORF-Symphonieorchester, ORF Chorus
Period: Romantic
Written: 1844 ; Italy
7. Giovanna d'Arco by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Sherrill Milnes (Baritone), Robert Lloyd (Bass), Placido Domingo (Tenor), Keith Erwen (Tenor), Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor: James Levine
Period: Romantic
Written: 1845 ; Italy
8. Alzira by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Slobodan Stankovic (Bass), Jana Iliev (Mezzo Soprano), Marina Mescheriakova (Soprano), Paolo Gavanelli (Bass), Jovo Reljin (Tenor), Torsten Kerl (Tenor), Ramón Vargas (Tenor), Wolfgang Barta (Bass)
Conductor: Fabio Luisi
Period: Romantic
Written: 1845 ; Italy
9. Attila by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Sherrill Milnes (Baritone), Riccardo Cassinelli (Tenor), Carlo Bergonzi (Tenor), Cristina Deutekom (Soprano), Ruggero Raimondi (Bass), Jules Bastin (Bass)
Conductor: Lamberto Gardelli
Period: Romantic
Written: 1846 ; Italy
10. Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Period: Romantic
Written: 1847/1865 ; Italy
11. I masnadieri by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: John Harris (Tenor), Matteo Manuguerra (Baritone), Franco Bonisolli (Tenor), Samuel Ramey (Bass), Simone Alaimo (Baritone), Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano), Arthur Davies (Tenor)
Conductor: Richard Bonynge
Period: Romantic
Written: 1847 ; Italy
12. Jérusalem by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor: Fabio Luisi
Period: Romantic
Written: 1843-1847 ; Italy
13. Il corsaro by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: José Carreras (Tenor), Alexander Oliver (Tenor), John Noble (Baritone), Jessye Norman (Soprano), Montserrat Caballé (Soprano), Gian Piero Mastromei (Baritone), Clifford Grant (Bass)
Conductor: Lamberto Gardelli
Period: Romantic
Written: 1848 ; Italy
14. La battaglia di Legnano by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Matteo Manuguerra (Baritone), Dimitri Kavrakos (Bass), Franz Handlos (Bass), Ann Murray (Mezzo Soprano), Hannes Lichtenberger (Bass), José Carreras (Tenor), Antoniak Mieczyslaw (Tenor), Jonathan Summers (Baritone), Katia Ricciarelli (Soprano)
Conductor: Lamberto Gardelli
Orchestra/Ensemble: ORF-Symphonieorchester, ORF Chorus
Period: Romantic
Written: 1849 ; Italy
15. Luisa Miller by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor: Peter Maag
Period: Romantic
Written: 1849 ; Italy
16. Stiffelio by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: José Carreras (Tenor), Ezio Di Cesare (Tenor), Matteo Manuguerra (Baritone), Wladimiro Ganzarolli (Baritone), Maria Venuti (Soprano), Sylvia Sass (Soprano), Thomas Moser (Tenor)
Conductor: Lamberto Gardelli
Orchestra/Ensemble: ORF-Symphonieorchester, ORF Chorus
Period: Romantic
Written: 1850 ; Italy
17. Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Elena Obraztsova (Mezzo Soprano), Hanna Schwarz (Mezzo Soprano), Placido Domingo (Tenor), Nicolai Ghiaurov (Bass), Walter Gullino (Tenor), Audrey Michael (Soprano), Luigi de Corato (Baritone), Dirk Sagemuller (Baritone), Piero Cappuccilli (Baritone), Ileana Cotrubas (Soprano), Kurt Moll (Bass)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1851 ; Italy
18. Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Brigitte Fassbaender (Mezzo Soprano), Aldo Verrecchia (Tenor), Giorgio Zancanaro (Baritone), Rosalind Plowright (Soprano), Placido Domingo (Tenor), Anna di Stasio (Mezzo Soprano), Norbert Balatsch (Baritone), Evgeny Nesterenko (Tenor), Alfredo Giacomotti (Bass), Walter Gullino (Tenor)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1853 ; Italy
19. La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Paul [Singer] Winter (Voice), Stefania Malagú (Mezzo Soprano), Paul Friess (Bass), Bruno Grella (Bass), Placido Domingo (Tenor), Giovanni Foiani (Bass), Walter Gullino (Tenor), Alfredo Giacomotti (Bass), Ileana Cotrubas (Soprano), Helena Jungwirth (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Carlos Kleiber
Period: Romantic
Written: 1853 ; Italy
20. I vespri siciliani by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Chris Merritt (Tenor), Paolo Barbacini (Tenor), Gloria Banditelli (Mezzo Soprano), Giorgio Zancanaro (Baritone), Ernesto Gavazzi (Tenor), Enzo Capuano (Bass), Ferruccio Furlanetto (Bass), Marco Chingari (Baritone), Cheryl Studer (Soprano), Francesco Musinu (Baritone)
Conductor: Riccardo Muti
Period: Romantic
Written: 1855 ; Italy
21. Simon Boccanegra by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Maria Fausta Gallamini (Treble), José van Dam (Voice), Piero Cappuccilli (Baritone), José Carreras (Tenor), Nicolai Ghiaurov (Bass), Mirella Freni (Soprano), Giovanni Foiani (Bass)
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Period: Romantic
Written: 1857 ; Italy
22. Aroldo by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Anthony Michaels-Moore (Baritone), Neil Shicoff (Tenor), Roberto Scandiuzzi (Bass), Julian Gavin (Tenor), Carol Vaness (Soprano), Sergio Spina (Tenor), Marina Comparato (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Fabio Luisi
Period: Romantic
Written: 1857 ; Italy
23. Un ballo in maschera by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Renato Bruson (Baritone), Kathleen Battle (Soprano), Robert Lloyd (Bass), Alexander Oliver (Tenor), Malcolm King (Bass), Peter Hall (Tenor), Christa Ludwig (Mezzo Soprano), Peter Weber (Baritone), Margaret Price (Soprano)
Conductor: Sir Georg Solti
Period: Romantic
Written: 1859 ; Italy
24. La forza del destino by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Mikhail Kit (Bass), Yuri Laptev (Tenor), Genadij Bezzubenkov (Bass), Gegam Grigorian (Tenor), Askar Abdrazakov (Bass), Georgi Zastavnij (Baritone), Nikolai Putilin (Baritone), Galina Gorchakova (Soprano), Lia Shevtsova (Soprano), Nikolai Gassiev (Tenor), Olga Borodina (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
Orchestra/Ensemble: Kirov Chorus, Kirov Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1862/1869 ; Italy
25. La forza del destino by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Mark Curtis (Tenor), José Carreras (Tenor), Renato Bruson (Baritone), Agnes Baltsa (Mezzo Soprano), Jean Rigby (Mezzo Soprano), Richard Van Allan (Bass), Paata Burchuladze (Bass), Rosalind Plowright (Soprano), Juan Pons (Baritone), John Tomlinson (Bass)
Conductor: Giuseppe Sinopoli
Period: Romantic
Written: 1862/1869 ; Italy
26. Don Carlos by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Ann Murray (Mezzo Soprano), Antonio Savastano (Tenor), Nicolai Ghiaurov (Bass), Placido Domingo (Tenor), Katia Ricciarelli (Soprano), Leo Nucci (Baritone), Lucia Valentini-Terrani (Mezzo Soprano), Tibère Raffalli (Tenor), Ruggero Raimondi (Bass), Nikita Storojev (Bass)
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Period: Romantic
Written: 1867/1886 ;
27. Don Carlos by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Joan Carlyle (Soprano), Jeanette Sinclair (Soprano), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Renata Tebaldi (Soprano), Carlo Bergonzi (Tenor), Nicolai Ghiaurov (Bass), Grace Bumbry (Mezzo Soprano), Martti Talvela (Bass), Tugomir Franc (Bass), Kenneth McDonald (Voice)
Conductor: Sir Georg Solti
Period: Romantic
Written: 1867/1886 ;
28. Aida by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Carlo Bergonzi (Tenor), Piero de Palma (Tenor), Fernando Corena (Bass), Eugenia Ratti (Soprano), Renata Tebaldi (Soprano), Cornell MacNeil (Baritone), Giulietta Simionato (Mezzo Soprano), Arnold van Mill (Voice)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1871 ; Italy
29. Otello by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Sergei Leiferkus (Baritone), Cheryl Studer (Soprano), Giacomo Prestia (Baritone), Philippe Duminy (Bass), Michael Schade (Tenor), Placido Domingo (Tenor), Ramón Vargas (Tenor), Denyce Graves (Mezzo Soprano), Ildebrando D'Arcangelo (Bass)
Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung
Period: Romantic
Written: 1887 ; Italy
30. Falstaff by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Renato Bruson (Baritone), William Wildermann (Bass), Francis Egerton (Tenor), Dalmacio Gonzalez (Tenor), Michael Sells (Tenor), Barbara Hendricks (Soprano), Katia Ricciarelli (Soprano), Brenda Boozer (Soprano), Leo Nucci (Baritone), Lucia Valentini-Terrani (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1893 ; Italy
31. Requiem Mass by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano), Martti Talvela (Bass), Marilyn Horne (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Sir Georg Solti
Period: Romantic
Written: 1874 ; Italy
32. Quattro pezzi sacri by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Jo Ann Pickens (Soprano)
Conductor: Sir Georg Solti
Written: pub 1898 ;
33. Messa solenne by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Kenneth Tarver (Tenor), Juan Diego Flórez (Tenor), Eldar Aliev (Bass), Elisabetta Scano (Soprano)
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
Period: Romantic
Written: 1835 ; Italy
34. Qui tollis in F major by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Raffaella Ciapponi (Clarinet), Juan Diego Flórez (Tenor)
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
Period: Romantic
35. Tantum ergo in F major by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Michele Pertusi (Bass)
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
Period: Romantic
36. Laudate pueri in D major by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Kenneth Tarver (Tenor), Juan Diego Flórez (Tenor), Eldar Aliev (Bass)
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
Period: Romantic
37. Tantum ergo in G major by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Kenneth Tarver (Tenor)
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
Period: Romantic
38. Pater noster by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
Period: Romantic
Written: 1880 ; Italy
39. Ave Maria by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
Period: Romantic
Written: 1880 ; Italy
40. Libera me by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Cristina Gallardo-Domâs (Soprano)
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
Period: Romantic
Written: 1868-1869 ; Italy
41. Sinfonia in C Major by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
Period: Romantic
42. Variazioni on "Caro Suono Lusinghiero" for Piano and Orchestra by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Jean-Yves Thibaudet (Piano)
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
Period: Romantic
43. La forza del destino: Overture by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
Period: Romantic
Written: 1862/1869 ; Italy
44. Adagio for Trumpet and Orchestra by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Gianluigi Petrarulo (Trumpet)
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
Period: Romantic
45. Aida: Act 1 Prelude by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
Period: Romantic
Written: 1871 ; Italy
46. Introduzione, Andante, Theme and Variations for Oboe and Orchestra by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Alessandro Potenza (Oboe)
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
Period: Romantic
47. Otello: Prelude by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
Period: Romantic
Written: 1887 ; Italy
48. I lombardi: Act 3 Prelude by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Luca Santaniello (Violin)
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
49. Simon Boccanegra: Prelude by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
Period: Romantic
Written: 1857 ; Italy
50. Capriccio for Bassoon and Orchestra by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Andrea Magnani (Bassoon)
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
Period: Romantic
51. Romances (6) for voice & piano (1845) by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Margaret Price (Soprano), Geoffrey Parsons (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1845 ;
52. Romanze (6) (pub. 1838) by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Geoffrey Parsons (Piano), Margaret Price (Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: by 1838 ; Italy
53. La seduzione by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Margaret Price (Soprano), Geoffrey Parsons (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1839 ; Italy
54. L'esule by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Geoffrey Parsons (Piano), Margaret Price (Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: by 1839 ; Italy
55. Il poveretto by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Geoffrey Parsons (Piano), Margaret Price (Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1847 ; Italy
56. Stornello by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Geoffrey Parsons (Piano), Margaret Price (Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: by 1869 ; Italy
57. Ave Maria by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Geoffrey Parsons (Piano), Margaret Price (Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1880 ; Italy
58. La preghiera del poeta by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Renata Scotto (Soprano), Vincenzo Scalera (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: ?1858 ; Italy
59. Fiorellin, che sorgi appena "Barcarola" by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Renata Scotto (Soprano), Vincenzo Scalera (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1850 ; Trieste, Italy
60. Il brigidino by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Paolo Washington (Bass), Vincenzo Scalera (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1863 ; Italy
61. E la vita d'un mar d'affanni by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Vincenzo Scalera (Piano), Renata Scotto (Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1844 ; Italy
62. Pietà, Signor by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Renata Scotto (Soprano), Vincenzo Scalera (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1894 ; Italy
63. More, Elisa, lo stanco poeta by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Vincenzo Scalera (Piano), Paolo Washington (Bass)
64. L'abandonnée by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Vincenzo Scalera (Piano), Renata Scotto (Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: by 1849 ; Italy
65. Sgombra, o gentil by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Vincenzo Scalera (Piano), Renata Scotto (Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1858 ; Italy
66. Romanze (6) (pub. 1845): no 5, Il mistero by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Vincenzo Scalera (Piano), Renata Scotto (Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: by 1845 ; Italy
67. Brindisi by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Vincenzo Scalera (Piano), Paolo Washington (Bass)
Period: Romantic
Written: ?1835 ; Italy
68. Romanza senza parole by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Roberto Galletto (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1865 ; Italy
69. Waltz for Piano in F major by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Roberto Galletto (Piano)
Period: Romantic
70. Cupo è il sepolcro e mutolo by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Bruce Ford (Tenor), David Harper (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1873 ; Italy
71. Guarda che bianca luna by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Antoine Palloc (Piano), Jaime Martin (Flute), Bruce Ford (Tenor), Alastair Miles (Bass), Jennifer Larmore (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: by 1838 ; Italy
72. I vespri siciliani: A toi que j'ai chérie by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
Period: Romantic
Written: 1855 ; Italy
73. Attila: Oh dolore! ed io vivea by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
Period: Romantic
Written: 1846 ; Italy
74. I due Foscari: Si io sento, Iddio mi chiama by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
Period: Romantic
Written: 1844 ; Italy
75. I lombardi: Come poteva un angelo by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Placido Domingo (Tenor), Marjorie Dix (Soprano)
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
Period: Romantic
Written: 1843 ; Italy
76. I lombardi: Io la vidi e a quell'aspetto by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Antonio Savastano (Tenor)
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
77. Hymn of the Nations by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor: James Levine
Period: Romantic
Written: 1862 ; Italy
78. Quartet for Strings in E minor by Giuseppe Verdi
Orchestra/Ensemble: Quartetto Italiano
Period: Romantic
Written: 1873 ; Italy
79. Jérusalem: Ballet Music by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Marco Antonio De Almeida (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1843-1847 ; Italy
80. Il trovatore: Ballet Music by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor: Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble: National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1853 ; Italy
81. Otello: Ballet Music by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1887 ; Italy
82. Don Carlos: Ballet Music by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Giovanni Adamo (Violin)
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1867/1884 ; Italy
83. Aida: Ballet Music by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1871 ; Italy
84. Macbeth: Ballet Music by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1847/1865 ; Italy
85. I vespri siciliani: Ballet Music "The Four Seasons" by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Giovanni Tedeschi (Clarinet), Guido Toschi (Oboe)
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1855 ; Italy
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