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A double-disc collection of Giuseppe Verdi's most famous arias, choruses, and orchestral music, Essential Verdi contains top-notch performances from beginning to end. The list of singers reads like a who's who of opera: Carlo Bergonzi, Jussi Björling, Montserrat Caballé, José Carreras, Plácido Domingo, Renée Fleming, Kiri Te Kanawa, Luciano Pavarotti, Leontyne Price, Joan Sutherland, and others. Pavarotti opens the album with a memorable rendition of "La donna è mobile" from Rigoletto, holding the final, shimmering high-note for several breathtaking seconds. Next follows Verdi's famous chorus, "Va pensiero," a cry for freedom that famously symbolized the struggle for independence during Italy's 19th-century ...
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A double-disc collection of Giuseppe Verdi's most famous arias, choruses, and orchestral music, Essential Verdi contains top-notch performances from beginning to end. The list of singers reads like a who's who of opera: Carlo Bergonzi, Jussi Björling, Montserrat Caballé, José Carreras, Plácido Domingo, Renée Fleming, Kiri Te Kanawa, Luciano Pavarotti, Leontyne Price, Joan Sutherland, and others. Pavarotti opens the album with a memorable rendition of "La donna è mobile" from Rigoletto, holding the final, shimmering high-note for several breathtaking seconds. Next follows Verdi's famous chorus, "Va pensiero," a cry for freedom that famously symbolized the struggle for independence during Italy's 19th-century Risorgimento. Led by first-rate conductors -- Georg Solti, Herbert von Karajan, Valery Gergiev, among others -- Verdi's orchestral writing is given its opportunity to shine, too. Examples include the Overture from La Forza del Destino, the Grand March from Aida, or the apocalyptic Dies Irae from the Requiem. Opera fans in search of a well-conceived, well-recorded sampling of Verdi's most memorable music need look no further. Decca got it right. Essential Verdi is just that.
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  • Release Date: 2/13/2001
  • Label: Decca
  • UPC: 028946712825
  • Catalog Number: 467128

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Rigoletto, opera: La donna è mobile - Giuseppe Verdi & Richard Bonynge (2:25)
  2. 2 Nabucco, opera (Nabucodonosor): Va pensiero (Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves) - Giuseppe Verdi & Chicago Symphony Orchestra (4:07)
  3. 3 La forza del destino, opera: Overture - Giuseppe Verdi & Valery Gergiev (3:11)
  4. 4 La Traviata, opera: Un di felice - Giuseppe Verdi & Joan Sutherland (3:32)
  5. 5 I Vespri siciliani, opera (Les vêpres siciliennes): Merc, dilette amiche (Bolero) - Giuseppe Verdi & Maria Chiara (3:37)
  6. 6 La Traviata, opera: Libiamo ne'lieti calici (Brindisi) - Giuseppe Verdi & Joan Sutherland (3:02)
  7. 7 Il Trovatore, opera: Di quella pira - Giuseppe Verdi & Colin Davis (1:59)
  8. 8 Il Trovatore, opera: Vedi! le fosche notturne spoglie (Anvil Chorus) - Giuseppe Verdi & Chicago Symphony Orchestra (2:46)
  9. 9 Il Trovatore, opera: Stride la vampa! - Giuseppe Verdi & Colin Davis (2:33)
  10. 10 Aida, opera: Ritorna vincitor! - Giuseppe Verdi & Leontyne Price (7:33)
  11. 11 Don Carlo, opera: Dio, che nell'alma infondere - Carlo Bergonzi & Giuseppe Verdi (4:41)
  12. 12 La Traviata, opera: Prelude - Giuseppe Verdi & Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Orchestra (3:57)
  13. 13 Rigoletto, opera: Caro nome - Giuseppe Verdi & Joan Sutherland (5:59)
  14. 14 Don Carlo, opera: O don fatale - Giuseppe Verdi & Olga Borodina (4:47)
  15. 15 Aida, opera: Se quel guerrier io fossi!... Celeste Aida - Giuseppe Verdi & Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (5:05)
  16. 16 Ernani, opera: Ernani!, Ernani, involami - Giuseppe Verdi & Joan Sutherland (2:44)
  17. 17 Un ballo in maschera, opera: Di tu se fedele - Giuseppe Verdi & Jussi Björling (3:25)
  18. 18 Un ballo in maschera, opera: Morrò, ma prima in grazia - Giuseppe Verdi & National Philharmonic Orchestra (4:45)
  19. 19 Luisa Miller, opera: Quando le sere al placido - Giuseppe Verdi & Edward Downes (3:42)
  20. 20 Aida, opera: Gloria all'Egitto (Grand March) - Giuseppe Verdi & Chicago Symphony Orchestra (5:01)
  21. 21 Requiem Mass, for soloists, chorus & orchestra (Manzoni Requiem): Dies irae (excerpt) - Giuseppe Verdi & Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (2:29)
  22. 22 La forza del destino, opera: Pace, pace, mio Dio! - Giuseppe Verdi & Riccardo Chailly (5:42)
  23. 23 Rigoletto, opera: Questa o quella - Giuseppe Verdi & Carlo Bergonzi (2:01)
  24. 24 Rigoletto, opera: Bella figlia dell'amore (Quartet) - Giuseppe Verdi & Joan Sutherland (4:03)
  25. 25 Otello, opera: Ave Maria - Giuseppe Verdi & Renée Fleming (4:56)
  26. 26 La Traviata, opera: Parigi, o cara - Giuseppe Verdi & Angela Gheorghiu (4:24)
  27. 27 Macbeth, opera: Ah, la paterna mano - Giuseppe Verdi & Edward Downes (2:33)
  28. 28 Il Trovatore, opera: Squilli, echeggi la tromba guerriera - Giuseppe Verdi & Chicago Symphony Orchestra (2:52)
  29. 29 Don Carlo, opera: O Carlo, ascolta (Morte di Rodrigo) - Giuseppe Verdi & Bernard Haitink (4:17)
  30. 30 Requiem Mass, for soloists, chorus & orchestra (Manzoni Requiem): Ingemisco - Giuseppe Verdi & Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (3:37)
  31. 31 Simon Boccanegra, opera: Come in quest'ora bruna - Giuseppe Verdi & Kiri Te Kanawa (3:41)
  32. 32 Macbeth, opera: Salve, o Re!... Si colmi il calice (Brindisi) - Giuseppe Sinopoli & Giuseppe Verdi (3:30)
  33. 33 Aida, opera: O patria mia - Giuseppe Verdi & Leontyne Price (5:31)
  34. 34 I Lombardi alla prima Crociata, opera: La mia letizia infondere - Giuseppe Verdi & Plácido Domingo (2:26)
  35. 35 I Masnadieri, opera: Lo sguardo avea degli angeli - Giuseppe Verdi & Montserrat Caballé (3:59)
  36. 36 La forza del destino, opera: Solenne in quest'ora - Giuseppe Verdi & Valery Gergiev (4:19)
  37. 37 Macbeth, opera: Patria oppressa - Giuseppe Verdi & Chicago Symphony Orchestra (4:58)
  38. 38 Il Trovatore, opera: Tacea la notte - Giuseppe Verdi & Colin Davis (3:46)
  39. 39 I due Foscari, opera: Dal più remoto esilio... Odio solo, ed odio atroce - Giuseppe Verdi & Mieczyslaw Antoniak (5:01)
  40. 40 Don Carlo, opera: Spuntato ecco il dì d'esultanza (Auto-da-fé Chorus - Giuseppe Verdi & La Scala Theater Chorus (3:35)
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Almost better than chocolate!

    This two disc compendium is simply great. I am not really an Opera fan, but the singing, conducting, and even the sound is worth every penny. Just some high-points"Va pensiero" with Solti and the Chicago Symphony and Chorus, the Prelude from La traviata with John Pritchard and the Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Joan Sutherland singing "Caro Nome" from Rigoletto. Jussi Bjorling gives a virtuoso performance of "Di tu se fedele" from Un Ballo in Maschera - I didn't understand one word he said, but the singing and his diction is fantastic. Leontyne Price is stirring in the "O patria mia" from Aida - Solti and the Orchestra e Coro del Teatro dell'Opera di Roma play beautifully; Montserrat Caballe's run up the scale in "Lo sguardo avea degli angeli" put a huge grin on my face. Note, everything, I repeat everything that has the stupendous Carlo Bergonzi ( I had never heard of him until this disc) in it is great; but just to tempt you, listen to the duet he has with Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau in "Dio, che nell'alma infondere" from Don Carlo. The singing is impeccable from both parties and Solti really knows how to accompany singers. The "Dies Irae" from Verdi's Requiem is emotionally wrenching! I can't leave without mentioning Angela Gheorghiu in "Pace, pace, mio Dio." Her performance had my complete attention from the first note. If I had the funds I would purchase every piece represented on this disc.

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