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Verdi: Messa Da Requiem / Maazel/Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Fantini, Smirnova [DVD]

Album Summary

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Requiem Mass
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

The fiftieth anniversary of Toscanini's death in 2007 was celebrated with gala concerts around the world, one of the most glamorous events being this benefit concert at the basilica of St Mark's in Venice. The 11-year-old child prodigy Lorin Maazel once met the Italian maestro in New York, and Toscanini's legacy left a permanent mark on Maazel as a musician. His tour with the Symphonica Toscanini, called "In the Footsteps of Toscanini", culminated in two concerts in Venice featuring Verdi's Requiem, a showpiece of Toscanini's, and St Mark's, the birthplace of stereophonic and quadraphonic sound, proved to be an ideal venue for this eloquent and musically impressive confessional work.

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Run Time: 96 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1
Subtitles: Latin, English, German, French, Spanish



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Works Details

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Requiem Mass
  • Performers: Anna Smirnova (Mezzo Soprano); Rafal Siwek (Bass); Francesco Meli (Tenor); Norma Fantini (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Lorin Maazel
  • Ensemble: Florence Maggio Musicale Chorus
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1874