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Giuseppe Verdi: The Complete Works - includes all 28 of Verdis operas as well as his Sacred Works, Arias, Songs, Ballet Music, the String quartet and other rarities [75 CDs]

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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 28 of Giuseppe Verdi's 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:

Oberto by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Maria Guleghina (Soprano), Stuart Neill (Tenor), Violeta Urmana (Soprano),
Samuel Ramey (Bass), Sara Fulgoni (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, London Voices
Period: Romantic
Written: 1839; Italy

Un giorno di regno by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: José Carreras (Tenor), William Elvin (Baritone), Wladimiro Ganzarolli (Baritone),
Vincente Sardinero (Baritone), Ingvar Wixell (Baritone), Fiorenza Cossotto (Mezzo Soprano),
Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Conductor: Lamberto Gardelli
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Ambrosian Singers
Period: Romantic
Written: 1840; Italy

Nabucco by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Dora Carral (Soprano), Carlo Cava (Bass), Bruno Prevedi (Tenor),
Elena Suliotis (Soprano), Anna d'Auria (Soprano), Tito Gobbi (Baritone),
Giovanni Foiani (Bass), Walter Krautler (Tenor)
Conductor: Lamberto Gardelli
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna State Opera Chorus Konzertvereinigung, Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1842; Italy

I lombardi by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Yannis Yannissis (Bass), Anthony Dean Griffey (Tenor), Ildebrando D'Arcangelo (Bass),
Patricia Racette (Soprano), Samuel Ramey (Bass), Richard Leech (Tenor),
June Anderson (Soprano), Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Jane Shaulis (Soprano)
Conductor: James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble: Metropolitan Opera Chorus, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1843; Italy

Ernani by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Alastair Miles (Bass), Paata Burchuladze (Bass), Linda McLeod (Mezzo Soprano),
Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano), Leo Nucci (Baritone),
Richard Morton (Tenor)
Conductor: Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble: Welsh National Opera Chorus, Welsh National Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1844; Italy

I due Foscari by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Katia Ricciarelli (Soprano), José Carreras (Tenor), Samuel Ramey (Bass),
Vincenzo Bello (Tenor), Antoniak Mieczyslaw (Tenor), Elizabeth Connell (Soprano),
Piero Cappuccilli (Baritone), Franz Handlos (Bass)
Conductor: Lamberto Gardelli
Orchestra/Ensemble: ORF-Symphonieorchester, ORF Chorus
Period: Romantic
Written: 1844; Italy

Giovanna d'Arco by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Montserrat Caballé (Soprano), Keith Erwen (Tenor), Placido Domingo (Tenor),
Sherrill Milnes (Baritone), Robert Lloyd (Bass)
Conductor: James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra, Ambrosian Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic
Written: 1845; Italy

Alzira by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Wolfgang Barta (Bass), Ramón Vargas (Tenor), Slobodan Stankovic (Bass),
Torsten Kerl (Tenor), Paolo Gavanelli (Bass), Jana Iliev (Mezzo Soprano),
Marina Mescheriakova (Soprano), Jovo Reljin (Tenor)
Conductor: Fabio Luisi
Orchestra/Ensemble: Geneva Grand Theatre Chorus, Orchestra De La Suisse Romande
Period: Romantic
Written: 1845; Italy

Attila by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Cristina Deutekom (Soprano), Ruggero Raimondi (Bass), Riccardo Cassinelli (Tenor),
Sherrill Milnes (Baritone), Carlo Bergonzi (Tenor), Jules Bastin (Bass)
Conductor: Lamberto Gardelli
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Ambrosian Singers, Finchley Children's Music Group
Period: Romantic
Written: 1846; Italy

Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Carlo Zardo (Bass), Sergio Fontana (Baritone), Massimo Bortolotti (Treble),
Alfredo Giacomotti (Bass), Piero Cappuccilli (Baritone), Nicolai Ghiaurov (Bass),
Shirley Verrett (Mezzo Soprano), Giovanni Foiani (Bass), Stefania Malagú (Mezzo Soprano),
Placido Domingo (Tenor), Antonio Savastano (Tenor), Alfredo Mariotti (Bass),
Maria Fausta Gallamini (Treble)
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestra Del Teatro Alla Scala Di Milano, Coro Del Teatro Alla Scala Di Milano
Period: Romantic
Written: 1847/1865; Italy

I masnadieri by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Franco Bonisolli (Tenor), Arthur Davies (Tenor), Matteo Manuguerra (Baritone),
Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano), John Harris (Tenor), Samuel Ramey (Bass),
Simone Alaimo (Baritone)
Conductor: Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble: Welsh National Opera Chorus, Welsh National Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1847; Italy

Jérusalem by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Simon Edwards (Tenor), Philippe Rouillon (Bass), Marcello Giordani (Tenor),
Marina Mescheriakova (Soprano), Guillaume Tourniaire (Organ), Roberto Scandiuzzi (Bass),
Daniel Borowski (Bass), Hélène Le Corre (Soprano), Wolfgang Barta (Bass),
Jovo Reljin (Tenor), Slobodan Stankovic (Bass)
Conductor: Fabio Luisi
Orchestra/Ensemble: Geneva Grand Theatre Chorus, Orchestra De La Suisse Romande
Period: Romantic
Written: 1843-1847; Italy

Il corsaro by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Gian Piero Mastromei (Baritone), Alexander Oliver (Tenor), Clifford Grant (Bass),
Montserrat Caballé (Soprano), José Carreras (Tenor), Jessye Norman (Soprano),
John Noble (Baritone)
Conductor: Lamberto Gardelli
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ambrosian Singers, New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1848; Italy

La battaglia di Legnano by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Jonathan Summers (Baritone), Dimitri Kavrakos (Bass), Hannes Lichtenberger (Bass),
José Carreras (Tenor), Matteo Manuguerra (Baritone), Katia Ricciarelli (Soprano),
Ann Murray (Mezzo Soprano), Antoniak Mieczyslaw (Tenor), Franz Handlos (Bass)
Conductor: Lamberto Gardelli
Orchestra/Ensemble: ORF-Symphonieorchester, ORF Chorus
Period: Romantic
Written: 1849; Italy

Luisa Miller by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Fernando Pavarotti (Tenor), Richard Van Allan (Bass), Annette Céline (Soprano),
Montserrat Caballé (Soprano), Sherrill Milnes (Baritone), Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor),
Bonaldo Giaiotti (Bass), Anna Reynolds (Alto)
Conductor: Peter Maag
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Opera Chorus, National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1849; Italy

Stiffelio by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: José Carreras (Tenor), Ezio Di Cesare (Tenor), Wladimiro Ganzarolli (Baritone),
Maria Venuti (Soprano), Thomas Moser (Tenor), Matteo Manuguerra (Baritone),
Sylvia Sass (Soprano)
Conductor: Lamberto Gardelli
Orchestra/Ensemble: ORF-Symphonieorchester, ORF Chorus
Period: Romantic
Written: 1850; Italy

Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Dirk Sagemuller (Baritone), Luigi de Corato (Baritone), Placido Domingo (Tenor),
Walter Gullino (Tenor), Piero Cappuccilli (Baritone), Kurt Moll (Bass),
Ileana Cotrubas (Soprano), Hanna Schwarz (Mezzo Soprano), Audrey Michael (Soprano),
Nicolai Ghiaurov (Bass), Elena Obraztsova (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Carlo Maria Giulini
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna State Opera Chorus, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1851; Italy

Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Norbert Balatsch (Baritone), Rosalind Plowright (Soprano), Anna di Stasio (Mezzo Soprano),
Giorgio Zancanaro (Baritone), Brigitte Fassbaender (Mezzo Soprano), Placido Domingo (Tenor),
Alfredo Giacomotti (Bass), Evgeny Nesterenko (Tenor), Aldo Verrecchia (Tenor),
Walter Gullino (Tenor)
Conductor: Carlo Maria Giulini
Orchestra/Ensemble: Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Chorus, Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1853; Italy

La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Paul Friess (Bass), Helena Jungwirth (Mezzo Soprano), Paul Winter (Voice),
Giovanni Foiani (Bass), Alfredo Giacomotti (Bass), Bruno Grella (Bass),
Walter Gullino (Tenor), Ileana Cotrubas (Soprano), Stefania Malagú (Mezzo Soprano),
Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor: Carlos Kleiber
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bavarian State Opera Orchestra, Bavarian State Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic
Written: 1853; Italy

I vespri siciliani by Giuseppe Verdi
Period: Romantic
Written: 1855; Italy

Simon Boccanegra by Giuseppe Verdi
Period: Romantic
Written: 1857; Italy

Aroldo by Giuseppe Verdi
Period: Romantic
Written: 1857; Italy

Un ballo in maschera by Giuseppe Verdi
Period: Romantic
Written: 1859; Italy

La forza del destino by Giuseppe Verdi
Period: Romantic
Written: 1862/1869; Italy

Don Carlos by Giuseppe Verdi
Period: Romantic
Written: 1867/1886

Don Carlos by Giuseppe Verdi
Period: Romantic
Written: 1867/1886
Notes: 1867 Version for the Paris Opera

Aida by Giuseppe Verdi
Period: Romantic
Written: 1871; Italy

Otello by Giuseppe Verdi
Period: Romantic
Written: 1887; Italy

Falstaff by Giuseppe Verdi
Period: Romantic
Written: 1893; Italy

Requiem Mass by Giuseppe Verdi
Period: Romantic
Written: 1874; Italy

Quattro pezzi sacri by Giuseppe Verdi
Written: pub 1898

Messa solenne by Giuseppe Verdi
Period: Romantic
Written: 1835; Italy

Qui tollis in F major by Giuseppe Verdi
Period: Romantic
Written: Italy

Tantum ergo in F major by Giuseppe Verdi
Period: Romantic
Written: Italy

Laudate pueri in D major by Giuseppe Verdi
Period: Romantic
Written: Italy

Tantum ergo in G major by Giuseppe Verdi
Period: Romantic
Written: Italy

Pater noster by Giuseppe Verdi
Period: Romantic
Written: 1880; Italy

Ave Maria by Giuseppe Verdi
Period: Romantic
Written: 1880; Italy

Libera me by Giuseppe Verdi
Period: Romantic
Written: 1868-1869; Italy

Sinfonia in C Major by Giuseppe Verdi
Period: Romantic
Written: Italy

Variazioni on "Caro Suono Lusinghiero" for Piano and Orchestra by Giuseppe Verdi
Period: Romantic
Written: Italy

La forza del destino: Overture by Giuseppe Verdi
Period: Romantic
Written: 1862/1869; Italy
Notes: 1862 Version

Adagio for Trumpet and Orchestra by Giuseppe Verdi
Period: Romantic
Written: Italy

Aida: Act 1 Prelude by Giuseppe Verdi
Period: Romantic
Written: 1871; Italy
Notes: 1872 Version

Introduzione, Andante, Theme and Variations for Oboe and Orchestra by Giuseppe Verdi
Period: Romantic
Written: Italy

Otello: Prelude by Giuseppe Verdi
Period: Romantic
Written: 1887; Italy

I lombardi: Act 3 Prelude by Giuseppe Verdi

Simon Boccanegra: Prelude by Giuseppe Verdi
Period: Romantic
Written: 1857; Italy
Notes: Original 1857 Version

Capriccio for Bassoon and Orchestra by Giuseppe Verdi
Period: Romantic
Written: Italy

Romances (6) for voice & piano (1845) by Giuseppe Verdi
Period: Romantic
Written: 1845

Romanze (6) (pub. 1838) by Giuseppe Verdi
Period: Romantic
Written: by 1838; Italy

La seduzione by Giuseppe Verdi
Period: Romantic
Written: 1839; Italy

L'esule by Giuseppe Verdi
Period: Romantic
Written: by 1839; Italy

Il poveretto by Giuseppe Verdi
Period: Romantic
Written: 1847; Italy

Stornello by Giuseppe Verdi
Period: Romantic
Written: by 1869; Italy

Ave Maria by Giuseppe Verdi
Period: Romantic
Written: 1880; Italy

La preghiera del poeta by Giuseppe Verdi
Period: Romantic
Written: ?1858; Italy

Fiorellin, che sorgi appena "Barcarola" by Giuseppe Verdi
Period: Romantic
Written: 1850; Trieste, Italy

Il brigidino by Giuseppe Verdi
Period: Romantic
Written: 1863; Italy

E la vita d'un mar d'affanni by Giuseppe Verdi
Period: Romantic
Written: 1844; Italy

Pietà, Signor by Giuseppe Verdi
Period: Romantic
Written: 1894; Italy

More, Elisa, lo stanco poeta by Giuseppe Verdi

L'abandonnée by Giuseppe Verdi
Period: Romantic
Written: by 1849; Italy

Sgombra, o gentil by Giuseppe Verdi
Period: Romantic
Written: 1858; Italy

Romanze (6) (pub. 1845): no 5, Il mistero by Giuseppe Verdi
Period: Romantic
Written: by 1845; Italy

Brindisi by Giuseppe Verdi
Period: Romantic
Written: ?1835; Italy
Notes: 1st and 2nd Versions included

Romanza senza parole by Giuseppe Verdi
Period: Romantic
Written: 1865; Italy

Waltz for Piano in F major by Giuseppe Verdi
Period: Romantic
Written: Italy

Cupo è il sepolcro e mutolo by Giuseppe Verdi
Period: Romantic
Written: 1873; Italy

Guarda che bianca luna by Giuseppe Verdi
Period: Romantic
Written: by 1838; Italy

I vespri siciliani: A toi que j'ai chérie by Giuseppe Verdi
Period: Romantic
Written: 1855; Italy

Attila: Oh dolore! ed io vivea by Giuseppe Verdi
Period: Romantic
Written: 1846; Italy

I due Foscari: Si io sento, Iddio mi chiama by Giuseppe Verdi
Period: Romantic
Written: 1844; Italy

I lombardi: Come poteva un angelo by Giuseppe Verdi
Period: Romantic
Written: 1843; Italy

I lombardi: Io la vidi e a quell'aspetto by Giuseppe Verdi

Hymn of the Nations by Giuseppe Verdi
Period: Romantic
Written: 1862; Italy

Quartet for Strings in E minor by Giuseppe Verdi
Period: Romantic
Written: 1873; Italy

Jérusalem: Ballet Music by Giuseppe Verdi
Period: Romantic
Written: 1843-1847; Italy

Il trovatore: Ballet Music by Giuseppe Verdi
Period: Romantic
Written: 1853; Italy

Otello: Ballet Music by Giuseppe Verdi
Period: Romantic
Written: 1887; Italy

Don Carlos: Ballet Music by Giuseppe Verdi
Period: Romantic
Written: 1867/1884; Italy

Aida: Ballet Music by Giuseppe Verdi
Period: Romantic
Written: 1871; Italy

Macbeth: Ballet Music by Giuseppe Verdi
Period: Romantic
Written: 1847/1865; Italy

I vespri siciliani: Ballet Music "The Four Seasons" by Giuseppe Verdi
Period: Romantic
Written: 1855; Italy





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