CLASSIC ARCHIVE: Carlo Maria Giulini - VERDI, G.: Messa da Requiem


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Verdi, Giuseppe - Composer
Messa da Requiem

Venue: Royal Festival Hall, London
Playing Time: 01:29:49
Catalogue Number: EUROARTS7996
UPC: 880242799685

Carl Maria Giulini was known for his unique way of interacting with an orchestra. He said of himself that it wasn't his intention to enforce authority, but to "arrive at human contact" with the musicians. It is this very spirit that makes the present recording a virtual treat for music lovers, uniting the legendary conductor, and the superb Philharmonia Orchestra and Chorus and the four soloists, soprano Ilva Liguabue, mezzo-soprano Grace Bumbry, tenor Sandor Konya and bass Raffaele Arie, in a wonderful and dramatic performance. Exquisite contrasts of the characters, divine voices of the singers, saturated and rich sound of the brass section and the perfectly blended harmony of the entire ensemble create an unforgettable and a true once-in-a-lifetime experience of Verdi's Messa da Requiem.

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