1 800 222 6872

Essential Verdi - Over 2 hours of dramatic arias and choruses

Album Summary

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La Traviata
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Il Trovatore
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Ernani
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Macbeth
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Nabucco
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Un ballo in maschera
>Verdi, Giuseppe : La forza del destino
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Requiem Mass
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Otello
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Don Carlo
Performers Conductors Ensemble
  • >
Composer

Notes & Reviews:

The operas of Verdi today form the mainstay of the repertoire of opera all over the world. Some of his music has become absorbed into popular culture from being used in TV adverts and film soundtracks, as well as being performed by the most famous classical singers of the day in concerts and on records. Pieces from the same opera are grouped together, beginning with the famous drinking song from La traviata: 'Libiamo', followed by other popular favorites La traviata Rigoletto and II trovatore, among them being the swaggering "L:a donna e mobile; and the powerful Anvil Chorus. The first CD concludes with extracts from the earlier operas: Ernani and Macbeth, the latter providing one of Verdi's most impressive soprano scenes in which the scheming Lady Macbeth calls on the powers of evil to assist her in murdering Kin Dunca. The second CD opens with heartfelt chorus: 'Va pensiero' from Nabucco, sung by the Hebrew in exile longing for their homeland. Then came more well-known arias and choruses from Verdi's later operas like Un ballo in maschera, La forza del destino and Aida. After extracts from this moving Requiem Mass, we hear the Fire Chorus from another of Verdi's Shakespearian settings: Otello and the program ends with three items from what some now consider to be Verdi's finest work, the historical drama Don Carlo.

Essential Classics is a series of 2-CD sets drawn from the catalogs of EMI Classics presenting the best-loved and most popular works by the great composers, performed by the world's leading artist. The series provides a good introduction to classical music and will appeal to those who are seeking the most familiar classical pieces that have been heard in the popular media such as major films and TV commercials.



Reviews

There are currently no reviews, be the first one!
Login or Create an Account to write a review
 

Also Purchased



Previous


Next


Works Details

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La Traviata :: Libiamo, ne'lieti calici
  • Performers: Beverly Sills; Nicolai Gedda
  • Conductor: Aldo Ceccato
  • Notes: Composition written: 1853.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La Traviata :: E strano!... Ah, fors'è lui
  • Performer: Anna Moffo
  • Conductor: Colin Davis
  • Notes: Composition written: 1853.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La Traviata :: Follie! Follie!... Sempre libera
  • Performer: Anna Moffo
  • Conductor: Colin Davis
  • Notes: Composition written: 1853.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La Traviata :: Noi siamo zingarelle
  • Performers: Delia Wallis (Mezzo Soprano); Richard van Allan (Bass Baritone); Keith Erwen (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Aldo Ceccato
  • Notes: Composition written: 1853.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La Traviata :: Di Madride noi siam mattadori
  • Performers: Delia Wallis (Mezzo Soprano); Richard van Allan (Bass Baritone); Keith Erwen (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Aldo Ceccato
  • Notes: Composition written: 1853.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La Traviata :: Teneste la promessa... Addio, del passato
  • Performer: Victoria de los Angeles (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Tullio Serafin
  • Notes: Composition written: 1853.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto :: Gualtier Maldè... Caro nome
  • Performers: Benito Bella (Voice); Franco Ricciardi (Tenor); Alfredo Giacomotti (Bass); Reri Grist (Soprano)
  • Conductor: France Molinari-Pradelli
  • Running Time: 6 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1851

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto :: La donna è mobile
  • Performer: Alfredo Kraus
  • Conductor: Julius Rudel
  • Running Time: 2 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1851

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto :: Un dì, se ben rammentomi... Bella figlia dell'amore
  • Performers: Daniella Dessi; Giorgio Zancanaro (Baritone); Vincenzo La Scola (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Running Time: 5 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1851

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Il Trovatore :: Che piu t'arresti... Tacea la notte placida... Di tale amor
  • Performers: Gabriella Tucci (Voice); Luciana Moneta (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Thomas Schippers
  • Running Time: 8 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Il Trovatore :: Vedi le fosche notturne
  • Conductor: Thomas Schippers
  • Running Time: 2 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Il Trovatore :: Ah sì, ben mio
  • Performer: Franco Corelli (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Thomas Schippers
  • Running Time: 3 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Il Trovatore :: Di quella pira
  • Performer: Franco Corelli (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Thomas Schippers
  • Running Time: 2 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Ernani :: Surta è la notte... ! , involami
  • Performer: Fiamma D'Amico (Voice)
  • Conductor: Alberto Zedda
  • Running Time: 6 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1844

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Macbeth :: Nel dì della vittoria... Vieni! t'affretta... Or tutti sorgete
  • Performer: Ghena Dimitrova (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Lamberto Gardelli
  • Notes: Composition written: 1847.
  • Running Time: 7 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1847

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Macbeth :: Patria oppressa
  • Conductor: Lamberto Gardelli
  • Notes: Composition written: 1847.
  • Running Time: 7 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1847

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Macbeth :: O figli, o figli miei!... Ah, la paterna mano
  • Performer: Jose Carreras
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Notes: Composition written: 1847.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1847

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Nabucco :: Va, pensiero
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Running Time: 4 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1842

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Un ballo in maschera :: Di' tu se fedele
  • Performer: Nicolai Gedda
  • Conductor: Giuseppe Patanè
  • Running Time: 3 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1859

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Un ballo in maschera :: Ecco l'orrido campo... Ma dall'arido stelo divulsa
  • Performer: Régine Crespin (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Georges Prêtre
  • Running Time: 9 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1859

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La forza del destino :: Al suon del tamburo
  • Performer: Dolora Zajic (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Running Time: 3 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1862

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La forza del destino :: Rataplan, rataplan, rataplan!
  • Performers: Giorgio Zancanaro (Baritone); Dolora Zajic (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Running Time: 2 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1862

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La forza del destino :: Pace, pace, mio Dio!
  • Performer: Mirella Freni
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Running Time: 5 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1862

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera :: Se quel guerrier io fossi!... Celeste
  • Performer: Nicolai Gedda
  • Conductor: Giuseppe Patanè
  • Notes: Composition written: 1871.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1871

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera :: Ritorna vincitor!
  • Performer: Ghena Dimitrova (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Lamberto Gardelli
  • Notes: Composition written: 1871.
  • Running Time: 6 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1871

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera :: Gloria all'Egitto
  • Conductor: Lamberto Gardelli
  • Notes: Composition written: 1871.
  • Running Time: 7 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1871

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera :: O terra addio
  • Performers: Jose Carreras; Agnes Baltsa (Mezzo Soprano); Mirella Freni
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Notes: Composition written: 1871.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1871

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Requiem Mass :: Dies irae
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Running Time: 2 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1874

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Requiem Mass :: Ingemisco
  • Performer: Veriano Luchetti (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Running Time: 3 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1874

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Otello :: Fuoco di gioia
  • Conductor: John Barbirolli
  • Running Time: 3 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1887

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

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Don Carlo :: Spuntato ecco il dì d'esultanza
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Notes: Composition written: 1884.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1884

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Don Carlo :: O don fatale
  • Performer: Elena Obraztsova (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Robin Stapleton
  • Notes: Composition written: 1884.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1884