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Verdi: Four Sacred Pieces; Hymn of the Nations / Noseda

> Inno delle nazioni (Hymn of the Nations) - Inno delle nazioni (Hymn of the Nations)
> Messa per Rossini: Libera me - Messa per Rossini: Libera me
> 4 Pezzi sacri - No. 1. Ave Maria
> 4 Pezzi sacri - No. 2. Stabat mater
> 4 Pezzi sacri - No. 3. Laudi alla vergine Maria
> 4 Pezzi sacri - No. 4. Te Deum
> La forza del destino - La forza del destino, Act II: La vergine degli angeli

Album Summary

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Inno delle nazioni, for voice, chorus & orchestra
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Libera me - Dies irae (from the Requirm Mass)
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Sacred Pieces (4), for chorus & orchestra
>Verdi, Giuseppe : La forza del Destino
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Notes & Reviews:

This is a recording of rarely heard choral works by Verdi, performed by all-Italian forces: the Orchestra and Chorus of Teatre Regio in Turin, with soloists Barbara Frittoli and Francesco Meli, under the direction of Gianandrea Noseda. 'La vergine degli angeli' is the chorus that ends Act III of La forza del destino. Inno delle nazioni, a setting of text by Arrigo Boito, was originally intended for the London International Exhibition and combines the national anthems of England, France and Italy in a contrapuntal tour de force. 'Libera me, Domine' began as the final movement to a Mass setting in memory of Rossini. Completing the disc are the Quattro pezzi sacri (Four Sacred Pieces): Ave Maria, Laudi alla Vergine Maria, Stabat Mater, and Te Deum.

"the Teatro Regio forces (under the baton of Gianandrea Noseda) deliver them with a bold sense of drama. The soloists are top-drawer Verdians too: tenor Francesco Meli has an impressively ringing top register, and Barbara Frittoli bring weight, richness and sensitive phrasing to the soprano solos." -Classic FM Magazine ****

"it comes as a shock (albeit a pleasantly fascinating one) to hear Verdi's rather disjointed initial thoughts for the piece...though [his] contrapuntal acrobatics in the "Libera me" fugue continue to delight and amaze, and his orchestration fizzes with its characterful vigour and colourfulness...this performance lacks nothing in terms of forward momentum or choral declamation." -Gramophone Magazine

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Teatro Regio, Turin, Italy (07/15/2010-07/17/2010).



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Works Details

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Inno delle nazioni, for voice, chorus & orchestra
  • Performer: Francesco Meli (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda
  • Notes: Teatro Regio, Turin, Italy (07/15/2010-07/17/2010)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1862

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Libera me - Dies irae (from the Requirm Mass)
  • Performer: Barbara Frittoli (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda
  • Notes: Teatro Regio, Turin, Italy (07/15/2010-07/17/2010)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1868-1869

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Sacred Pieces (4), for chorus & orchestra
  • Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda
  • Notes: Teatro Regio, Turin, Italy (07/15/2010-07/17/2010)
  • Running Time: 41 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1889-1897

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La forza del Destino :: Act 2. La vergine degli angeli
  • Performer: Barbara Frittoli (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda
  • Notes: Teatro Regio, Turin, Italy (07/15/2010-07/17/2010)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1862