Essential Verdi available on January 19 2018 from Amazon for 6.03
Essential Verdi (Music CD) available on October 02 2016 from Base for 7.49
EAN bar code 5099972346020 ξ1 registered January 19 2018
EAN bar code 5099972346020 ξ2 registered January 19 2018
EAN bar code 5099972346020 ξ3 registered September 27 2014
Product category is MUSIC CD - CD - Classical Audio
Manufacturered by Warner Classics
Product weight is 0.24 lbs.
The operas of Verdi today form the mainstay of the repertoire of opera houses 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 from La traviata, Rigoletto and Il trovatore, among them being the swaggering La donna è mobile and the powerful Anvil Chorus. The first CD concludes with extracts from two 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 King Duncan. The second CD opens with the heartfelt chorus: Va, pensiero from Nabucco, sung by the Hebrews in exile longing for their homeland. Then come 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 his 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.