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Magic Verdi - highlights of Aida, Otello, Don Carlo, La Forza & Un ballo / Caballé, Freni, Domingo, Carreras, Gobbi, Muti,Giulini, Karajan

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>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera
>     Marcia trionfale
>     Se quel guerrier io fossi! - Celeste
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Un ballo in maschera
>     Zitti... l'incanto non dèssi turbare - Re dell'abisso
>     Morrò, ma prima in grazia
>     Eri tu che macchiavi
>     Forse la soglia attinse - Ma se m'è forza perderti
>     Saper vorreste
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Falstaff
>     Quand'ero paggio
>Verdi, Giuseppe : La forza del destino
>     La Vergine degli Angeli
>     La vita è inferno all'infelice - O tu che in seno agli angeli
>     Solenne in quest'ora
>     Pace, pace
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Don Carlo
>     Dio, che nell'alma infondere
>     Ella giammai m'amò
>     O don fatale, o don crudel
>     Per me giunto è il dì supremo
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Otello
>     Ave Maria

Album Summary

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Un ballo in maschera
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Falstaff
>Verdi, Giuseppe : La forza del destino
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Don Carlo
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Otello
Performers Conductors Ensemble
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Notes & Reviews:

The name Verdi is synonymous with Italian opera. No other composer embodies all the fascination and passion of Italian music drama like Verdi. The special magic of his music comes out especially vividly when it's performed by the very greatest of vocal stars: Placido Domingo, Jose Carreras, Montserrat Caballe and Mirella Freni.

EMI Classics continues its Red Line series with another collection of timeless classical pieces. This series features a wide variety of the most talented classical pieces of all time, written by such legendary artists as Bach, Beethoven, Wagner, Tchaikovsky and Mozart. In addition, each CD features some of the most popular classical performers such as the Placido Domingo, Mikhail Pletnev and Kiri Te Kanawa. Every CD in the Red Line series features some of the most defining pieces in musical history.



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Works Details

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera :: Marcia trionfale
  • Conductor: Efrem Kurtz
  • Notes: Composition written: 1871.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1871

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera :: Se quel guerrier io fossi! - Celeste
  • Performer: Placido Domingo
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Notes: Composition written: 1871.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1871

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Un ballo in maschera :: Zitti... l'incanto non dèssi turbare - Re dell'abisso
  • Performer: Fiorenza Cossotto (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1859

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Un ballo in maschera :: Morrò, ma prima in grazia
  • Performer: Martina Arroyo (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1859

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Un ballo in maschera :: Eri tu che macchiavi
  • Performer: Piero Cappuccilli (Baritone)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1859

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Un ballo in maschera :: Forse la soglia attinse - Ma se m'è forza perderti
  • Performer: Placido Domingo
  • Running Time: 5 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1859

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Un ballo in maschera :: Saper vorreste
  • Performer: Reri Grist (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Running Time: 2 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1859

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Falstaff :: Quand'ero paggio
  • Performer: Tito Gobbi (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Alberto Erede
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1893

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La forza del destino :: La Vergine degli Angeli
  • Performer: Montserrat Caballé
  • Conductor: Anton Guadagno
  • Running Time: 3 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1862

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La forza del destino :: La vita è inferno all'infelice - O tu che in seno agli angeli
  • Performer: Carlo Bergonzi (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Lamberto Gardelli
  • Running Time: 6 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1862

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La forza del destino :: Solenne in quest'ora
  • Performers: Piero Cappuccilli (Baritone); Carlo Bergonzi (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Lamberto Gardelli
  • Running Time: 4 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1862

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La forza del destino :: Pace, pace
  • Performer: Grace Bumbry (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Aldo Ceccato
  • Running Time: 5 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1862

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Don Carlo :: Dio, che nell'alma infondere
  • Performers: José Carreras (Tenor); Piero Cappuccilli (Baritone); José Van Dam
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Notes: Composition written: 1884.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1884

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Don Carlo :: Ella giammai m'amò
  • Performer: Boris Christoff (Bass)
  • Conductor: Jerzy Semkov
  • Notes: Composition written: 1884.
  • Running Time: 10 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1884

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Don Carlo :: O don fatale, o don crudel
  • Performer: Agnes Baltsa (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Notes: Composition written: 1884.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1884

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Don Carlo :: Per me giunto è il dì supremo
  • Performer: Sherrill Milnes
  • Conductor: Carlo Giulini
  • Notes: Composition written: 1884.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1884

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Otello :: Ave Maria
  • Performer: Mirella Freni
  • Conductor: Franco Ferraris
  • Running Time: 5 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1887