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Verdi: Quattro pezzi sacri, Muti (2-CD)

Verdi: Quattro pezzi sacri, Muti (2-CD)

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Hailing the "burning conviction" of this recording, Gramophone awarded Riccardo Muti the Victor's Palm for his incandescent interpretation of Verdi's apocalyptic, yet deeply compassionate setting of the Requiem Mass. Renata Scotto, one of the great Verdi sopranos of her time, leads a powerful quartet of soloists, while the Philharmonia Orchestra and Ambrosian Singers rise to every challenge of a score that brings the heightened drama of the opera house to a solemn liturgical text.

Verdi Messa da Requiem (Requiem Mass)
Renata Scotto soprano
Agnes Baltsa mezzo-soprano
Veriano Luchetti tenor
Eugeny Nesterenko bass
Philharmonia Orchestra
Ambrosian Singers
John McCarthy chorus director
June 1979, Kingsway Hall, London

Verdi Quattro pezzi sacri (Four Sacred Pieces)
Arleen Augér soprano
Berlin Philharmonic
Swedish Radio Choir
Stockholm Chamber Choir
November 1982, Philharmonie, Berlin

Discs: 2
Record Label: Warner
Release Date: July 11, 2011

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