Verdi: Requiem

( 2 )

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Leonard
Led with bare-knuckled aggression by Antonio Pappano, this performance of the Verdi "Requiem" misses no opportunity for moving musical heaven and earth. Played with visceral power by the Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, and sung with gripping terror by its chorus with a stellar cast of international soloists, this "Requiem" sounds, even more than most, like it belongs in an opera house. Pappano expertly evokes fear, awe, and majesty with an operatic flair. He manages the big moments with tremendous verve and deploys the soloists with maximum dramatic impact. Many earlier conductors' "Requiems" have gone for the operatic jugular -- Reiner's and Solti's,...
See more details below
CD (Special Edition)
$23.74
BN.com price
(Save 5%)$24.99 List Price
Other sellers (CD)
  • All (5) from $12.97   
  • New (4) from $12.99   
  • Used (1) from $12.97   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Leonard
Led with bare-knuckled aggression by Antonio Pappano, this performance of the Verdi "Requiem" misses no opportunity for moving musical heaven and earth. Played with visceral power by the Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, and sung with gripping terror by its chorus with a stellar cast of international soloists, this "Requiem" sounds, even more than most, like it belongs in an opera house. Pappano expertly evokes fear, awe, and majesty with an operatic flair. He manages the big moments with tremendous verve and deploys the soloists with maximum dramatic impact. Many earlier conductors' "Requiems" have gone for the operatic jugular -- Reiner's and Solti's, for example -- but it's a rare performance that transcends mere stage drama to rise to the level of a cosmic struggle between the forces of good and evil, a performance like Toscanini's, for instance. Pappano's "Requiem" is undeniably immensely impressive, but it doesn't have the impact of Toscanini's utterly devastating version. EMI's digital sound is extremely loud and almost entirely lacking in nuance.
Gramophone - James Inverne
[October 2009 CD of the Month] Pappano's Roman forces are awesome to hear, variously singing and playing at the level of a world-class ensemble. And his soloists are well-matched and properly vulnerable-sounding (even René Pape's questing bass and Rolando Villazón's reined-in tenor). Yet this is above all Pappano's show, Pappano's moment of greatness.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/6/2009
  • Label: Warner Classics
  • EAN: 5099969893629
  • Catalog Number: 98936
  • Sales rank: 250

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Requiem Mass, for soloists, chorus & orchestra (Manzoni Requiem): Requiem. Requiem - Giuseppe Verdi & Sonia Ganassi (5:35)
  2. 2 Requiem Mass, for soloists, chorus & orchestra (Manzoni Requiem): Requiem. Kyrie eleison - Giuseppe Verdi & Sonia Ganassi (3:38)
  3. 3 Requiem Mass, for soloists, chorus & orchestra (Manzoni Requiem): Sequenza. Dies irae - Giuseppe Verdi & Sonia Ganassi (2:14)
  4. 4 Requiem Mass, for soloists, chorus & orchestra (Manzoni Requiem): Sequenza. Tuba mirum - Giuseppe Verdi & Sonia Ganassi (1:55)
  5. 5 Requiem Mass, for soloists, chorus & orchestra (Manzoni Requiem): Sequenza. Mors stupebit - Giuseppe Verdi & Sonia Ganassi (1:19)
  6. 6 Requiem Mass, for soloists, chorus & orchestra (Manzoni Requiem): Sequenza. Liber scriptus - Giuseppe Verdi & Sonia Ganassi (5:01)
  7. 7 Requiem Mass, for soloists, chorus & orchestra (Manzoni Requiem): Sequenza. Quid sum miser - Giuseppe Verdi & Sonia Ganassi (3:45)
  8. 8 Requiem Mass, for soloists, chorus & orchestra (Manzoni Requiem): Sequenza. Rex tremendae - Giuseppe Verdi & Sonia Ganassi (3:46)
  9. 9 Requiem Mass, for soloists, chorus & orchestra (Manzoni Requiem): Sequenza. Recordare - Giuseppe Verdi & Sonia Ganassi (4:03)
  10. 10 Requiem Mass, for soloists, chorus & orchestra (Manzoni Requiem): Sequenza. Ingemisco - Giuseppe Verdi & Sonia Ganassi (3:33)
  11. 11 Requiem Mass, for soloists, chorus & orchestra (Manzoni Requiem): Sequenza. Confutatis - Giuseppe Verdi & Sonia Ganassi (5:19)
  12. 12 Requiem Mass, for soloists, chorus & orchestra (Manzoni Requiem): Sequenza. Lacrimosa - Giuseppe Verdi & Sonia Ganassi (6:21)
  13. 13 Untitled CD-ROM Track - Unspecified & Sonia Ganassi
Disc 2
  1. 1 Requiem Mass, for soloists, chorus & orchestra (Manzoni Requiem): Offertorio. Domine Jesu Christe - Giuseppe Verdi & Sonia Ganassi (4:07)
  2. 2 Requiem Mass, for soloists, chorus & orchestra (Manzoni Requiem): Offertorio. Hostias - Giuseppe Verdi & Sonia Ganassi (5:40)
  3. 3 Requiem Mass, for soloists, chorus & orchestra (Manzoni Requiem): Sanctus - Giuseppe Verdi & Sonia Ganassi (2:33)
  4. 4 Requiem Mass, for soloists, chorus & orchestra (Manzoni Requiem): Agnus Dei - Giuseppe Verdi & Sonia Ganassi (5:10)
  5. 5 Requiem Mass, for soloists, chorus & orchestra (Manzoni Requiem): Lux aeterna - Giuseppe Verdi & Sonia Ganassi (6:24)
  6. 6 Requiem Mass, for soloists, chorus & orchestra (Manzoni Requiem): Libera me. Libera me, Domine - Giuseppe Verdi & Sonia Ganassi (2:19)
  7. 7 Requiem Mass, for soloists, chorus & orchestra (Manzoni Requiem): Libera me. Dies irae - Giuseppe Verdi & Sonia Ganassi (2:21)
  8. 8 Requiem Mass, for soloists, chorus & orchestra (Manzoni Requiem): Libera me. Requiem aeternam - Giuseppe Verdi & Sonia Ganassi (3:18)
  9. 9 Requiem Mass, for soloists, chorus & orchestra (Manzoni Requiem): Libera me. Libera me, Domine - Giuseppe Verdi & Sonia Ganassi (5:53)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Antonio Pappano Primary Artist
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 2 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(2)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 2 Customer Reviews
  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Antonio Pappano

    This is one recording you cannot pass up. I was introduced to Antonio Pappano by a colleague of mine who played me his acclaimed recording of Butterfly earlier this year and was instantly mesmerized by his musical talents. His latest recording of Verdi's Requiem is an epic performance of enthralling beauty and visceral thrills. You can sense Pappano's intense passion for this work because it translates to the featured singers. I got shivers down my spine during the opening moment. If I get these kinds of emotions just by listening to this recording, I can only imagine how I would react if I heard this in person.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 2 Customer Reviews