BN.com Gift Guide

Verdi: Requiem, Quattro Pezzi Sacri

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Leonard
Well, that was loud, dramatic, intense, and emotional, or was it deafening, histrionic, and sentimental? It all depends on how you like your Verdi Requiems. In this 1967 recording, Georg Solti leads the Wiener Philharmoniker and Staatsopernchor plus an all-star cast of soloists in a performance that takes the volume of the Reiner recording, the drama of the Giulini recording, the intensity of the Toscanini recording, and the emotionality of the Serafin recording and turns every dial all the way into the red. And although there's no debating the quality of the individual performers -- how could one beat a team of soloists consisting of soprano Joan Sutherland, ...
See more details below
CD (Remastered)
$21.65
BN.com price
(Save 9%)$23.99 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (CD)
  • All (4) from $17.26   
  • New (4) from $17.26   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Leonard
Well, that was loud, dramatic, intense, and emotional, or was it deafening, histrionic, and sentimental? It all depends on how you like your Verdi Requiems. In this 1967 recording, Georg Solti leads the Wiener Philharmoniker and Staatsopernchor plus an all-star cast of soloists in a performance that takes the volume of the Reiner recording, the drama of the Giulini recording, the intensity of the Toscanini recording, and the emotionality of the Serafin recording and turns every dial all the way into the red. And although there's no debating the quality of the individual performers -- how could one beat a team of soloists consisting of soprano Joan Sutherland, mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne, tenor Luciano Pavarotti, and bass Martti Talvela, much less an orchestra and chorus like Vienna's? -- there is room to debate the quantity of the performance. Should the Dies Irae really have an attack like a Panzer division? Should the Rex tremendae really have the spectacle of the Circus maximus? Should the Lacrimosa really have the force of a punch by Cassius Clay? And should the closing Libra me really have the emotive power of Joan Crawford? While the Solti performance may be the ultimate in Verdi Requiems for some listeners, for others, it will simply be too much, particularly as captured in Decca's bludgeoning stereo sound. On the other hand, the inclusion of Margaret Hillis and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Chorus' lovingly sung, beautifully balanced, and passionately dedicated performances of Verdi's "Quattro pezzi sacri" will be balm to anyone who loves Verdi at his most restrained and least bombastic.
New York Times - Anthony Tommasini
This was the pre-portly, pre-bearded phrase of Pavarotti’s career, and he sings thrillingly, with youthful ardor and emotional depth. And there, at its freshest, is that Pavarotti sound.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/10/2006
  • Label: Decca
  • UPC: 028947577355
  • Catalog Number: 000710602
  • Sales rank: 27,592

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1–19 Requiem Mass, for soloists, chorus & orchestra (Manzoni Requiem) - Giuseppe Verdi & Joan Sutherland (84:14)
Disc 2
  1. 10–13 Sacred Pieces (4), for chorus & orchestra (Quattro pezzi sacri) - Giuseppe Verdi & Chicago Symphony Orchestra (38:12)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Primary Artist
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

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