Verdi: Requiem (2017)

Verdi

London Symphony Orchestra

Gianandrea Noseda

Verdi did not feel the death of Alessandro Manzoni any less keenly because Manzoni was a very old man. It was a grievous blow. He had long had a reverence, almost amounting to idolatry, for the eminent Italian novelist and poet. He had admired him from a distance and, when a meeting was finally arranged, he was moved to the depths.
'How shall I describe the extraordinary, indefi nable sensation I felt in the presence of your "saint"?', he wrote to Countess Clarina Maff ei. 'I would have gone down on my knees if one could worship men'. Earlier, he had tried to explain what it was he felt about him. Manzoni, he said, had written 'not only the greatest book of our time but one of the greatest books that the human mind has produced [I Promessi Sposi ('The Betrothed')]. It's not just a book, it's a consolation to humanity. I was 16 when I fi rst read it. Since then … if anything my experience of men has made me admire it all the more – because it's a true book … Oh, if artists could but understand that "true", there would be no more composers of the future or composers of the past, no puristic, realistic or idealistic painters, no poets classic or romantic, but true poets, true painters, true composers'.

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London Symphony Orchestra

The LSO was formed in 1904 as London’s first self-governing orchestra and has been resident orchestra at the Barbican since 1982. Valery Gergiev became Principal Conductor in 2007 following in the footsteps of Hans Richter, Sir Edward Elgar, Sir Thomas Beecham, André Previn, Claudio Abbado and Michael Tilson Thomas, among others. Sir Colin Davis had previously held the position since 1995 and from 2007 became the LSO’s first President since Leonard Bernstein. The Orchestra gives numerous concerts around the world each year, plus more performances in London than any other orchestra. It is the world’s most recorded symphony orchestra and has appeared on some of the greatest classical recordings and film soundtracks. The LSO also runs LSO Discovery, its ground-breaking education programme that is dedicated to introducing the finest music to young and old alike and lets everyone learn more from the Orchestra’s players. For more information visit lso.co.uk

Gianandrea Noseda

Gianandrea Noseda is widely recognized as one of the leading conductors of his genera­tion. He is Musical America’s 2015 Conductor of the Year.

Gianandrea Noseda’s appointment as Music Director of the Teatro Regio Torino in 2007 ushered in a transformative era for the company: his initiatives have propelled the Teatro Regio Torino onto the global stage, where it has become one of Italy’s most important cultural exports. Under his leadership the Teatro Regio Torino has launched its first tours outside of Torino with performances in Austria, China, France, Germany, Japan and Russia. In August 2014 Gianandrea Noseda brought the Teatro Regio Torino to the Edinburgh Festival for its United Kingdom debut. In December 2014 he also led the Teatro Regio Torino in a historic first, and critically acclaimed, tour of North America with concert per­formances of William Tell in Chicago (Harris Theater), Toronto (Roy Thomson Hall), New York (Carnegie Hall) and Ann Arbor, Michigan (University Musical Society).

Gianandrea Noseda is Principal Guest Conductor of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra since 2011, he has performed with the orchestra in Israel and has led a successful seven cities tour in the US in spring 2014. He is also Principal Conductor of the Orquestra de Cadaqués and Artistic Director of the Stresa Festival (Italy). He was at the helm of the BBC Philharmonic from 2002 to 2011. In 1997 he was appointed the first foreign Princi­pal Guest Conductor of the Mariinsky Theatre, a position he held for a decade.

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Verdi: Requiem (2017)

Verdi

London Symphony Orchestra

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..."Noseda brings out more orchestral colour and detail than most of his rivals, every last shift and nuance well caught by the microphones. Trouble is, while Grimaldi and Barcellona are radiant in the Recordare, it’s all too easy to be seduced by the loveliness that surrounds and cossets them. As for Meli, he atones for his earlier sins with a strong, nicely shaded account of the Ingemisco; one can certainly hear why he’s so well regarded in the bel canto repertoire. As for Pertusi, he’s wonderfully virile in the Confutatis."...

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Verdi: Requiem (2017)

Verdi

London Symphony Orchestra

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No 1 Requiem, Requiem aeternam
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No 2 Dies Irae i. Dies irae
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No 2 Dies Irae ii. Tuba mirum
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No 2 Dies Irae iii. Mors stupebit
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No 2 Dies Irae iv. Liber scriptus
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No 2 Dies Irae v. Quid sum miser
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No 2 Dies Irae vi. Rex tremendae
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No 2 Dies Irae vii. Recordare
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No 2 Dies Irae viii. Ingemisco
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No 2 Dies Irae ix. Confutatis
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No 2 Dies Irae x. Lacrymosa
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No 3 Offertorio i. Domine Jesu Christe
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No 3 Offertorio ii. Hostias
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No 5 Agnus Dei
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No 6 Lux aeterna
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No 7 Libera me i. Libera me
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No 7 Libera me ii. Dies irae
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No 7 Libera me iii. Requiem aeternam
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No 7 Libera me iv. Libera me
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