Giuseppe Verdi
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1813-10-10
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Giuseppe Verdi

Giuseppe Verdi Biography (Wikipedia)

Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi (9 or 10 October 1813 – 27 January 1901) was an Italian opera composer.

Verdi was born near Busseto to a provincial family of moderate means, and developed a musical education with the help of a local patron. Verdi came to dominate the Italian opera scene after the era of Bellini, Donizetti and Rossini, whose works significantly influenced him, becoming one of the pre-eminent opera composers in history.

In his early operas Verdi demonstrated a sympathy with the Risorgimento movement which sought the unification of Italy. He also participated briefly as an elected politician. The chorus "Va, pensiero" from his early opera Nabucco (1842), and similar choruses in later operas, were much in the spirit of the unification movement, and the composer himself became esteemed as a representative of these ideals. An intensely private person, Verdi however did not seek to ingratiate himself with popular movements and as he became professionally successful was able to reduce his operatic workload and sought to establish himself as a landowner in his native region. He surprised the musical world by returning, after his success with the opera Aida (1871), with three late masterpieces: his Requiem (1874), and the operas Otello (1887) and Falstaff (1893).

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Giuseppe Verdi
Nabucco (Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves)
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Nabucco (Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves)
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I Lombardi Alla Prima Crociata - Prelude to the Trio (Act III)
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I Lombardi Alla Prima Crociata - Prelude to the Trio (Act III)
Giuseppe Verdi
Gloria all'Egitto (Aida)
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Gloria all'Egitto (Aida)

Gloria all'Egitto (Aida)

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Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia Rome Chorus
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Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia Rome Orchestra
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Giuseppe Verdi
La Traviata: Libiamo Ne'lieti Calici
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La Traviata: Libiamo Ne'lieti Calici
Giuseppe Verdi
Rigoletto - La donna è mobile (Duke's aria)
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Rigoletto - La donna è mobile (Duke's aria)
Giuseppe Verdi
Aria 'Di Provenza il mar' - from 'La Traviata'
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Aria 'Di Provenza il mar' - from 'La Traviata'
Giuseppe Verdi
Di quella pira (Il Trovatore)
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Di quella pira (Il Trovatore)
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Requiem
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Requiem
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Pater noster for chorus
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Pater noster for chorus
Giuseppe Verdi
"Caro nome" Gilda's aria from Act I, scene ii of Rigoletto
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"Caro nome" Gilda's aria from Act I, scene ii of Rigoletto
Giuseppe Verdi
Dies Irae; Requiem Aeternam (Libera Me - Requiem)
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Dies Irae; Requiem Aeternam (Libera Me - Requiem)
Giuseppe Verdi
Requiem (Proms 2016)
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Requiem (Proms 2016)
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La Donna e Mobile (Act III, Rigoletto)
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La Donna e Mobile (Act III, Rigoletto)
Giuseppe Verdi
Di Provenza il mar, il suol - from La Traviata, Act 2
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Di Provenza il mar, il suol - from La Traviata, Act 2
Giuseppe Verdi
Aida, Act II: Danza di piccolo schiavi mori
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Aida, Act II: Danza di piccolo schiavi mori
Giuseppe Verdi
Eviva Beviam (Ernani)
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Eviva Beviam (Ernani)
Giuseppe Verdi
Di quella pira (Il trovatore)
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Di quella pira (Il trovatore)
Giuseppe Verdi
Brindisi (La traviata)
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Brindisi (La traviata)

Brindisi (La traviata)

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Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano), Alfredo Kraus (tenor), Orchestra and Chorus of the Maggio Musicale Florence, Zubin Mehta (conductor)
Giuseppe Verdi
Quartet in E minor for strings
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Quartet in E minor for strings
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O Padre Nostro
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O Padre Nostro
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Requiem (Proms 2015)
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Requiem (Proms 2015)
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La donna e mobile from Rigoletto
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La donna e mobile from Rigoletto
Giuseppe Verdi
Alfred's recitative, aria and cabaletta, from 'La Traviata'
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Alfred's recitative, aria and cabaletta, from 'La Traviata'
Giuseppe Verdi
Prelude to Act III of 'La Traviata
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Prelude to Act III of 'La Traviata
Giuseppe Verdi
The Duke's aria, from 'Rigoletto'
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The Duke's aria, from 'Rigoletto'
Giuseppe Verdi
Overture to Attila
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Overture to Attila
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