Giuseppe Verdi

Born 10 October 1813. Died 27 January 1901
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. He 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 Vincenzo Bellini, Gaetano Donizetti, and Gioachino Rossini, whose works significantly influenced him. By his 30s, he had become 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
Plebe! Patrizi! (Simon Boccanegra)
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Plebe! Patrizi! (Simon Boccanegra)
Giuseppe Verdi
Ballet music from Otello, Act III
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Ballet music from Otello, Act III
Giuseppe Verdi
Act IV: V'ho ingannato, colpevole fui
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Act IV: V'ho ingannato, colpevole fui

Act IV: V'ho ingannato, colpevole fui

Performer
Renato Scotto
Ettore Bastianini
Orchestra
Fiorentio Orchestra for the Opera di Frienze
Giuseppe Verdi
Ernani (Act 1: Evviva)
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Ernani (Act 1: Evviva)

Ernani (Act 1: Evviva)

Choir
Welsh National Opera Chorus
Orchestra
Welsh National Opera Orchestra
Giuseppe Verdi
Simon Boccanegra - Council Chamber scene from end of Act 1
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Simon Boccanegra - Council Chamber scene from end of Act 1
Giuseppe Verdi
Di Provenza il mar (La Traviata)
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Di Provenza il mar (La Traviata)
Giuseppe Verdi
Bella figlia dell'amore (Rigoletto)
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Bella figlia dell'amore (Rigoletto)
Giuseppe Verdi
Filippo's aria "Ella giammai m'amo!" from Don Carlo (Act 3)
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Filippo's aria "Ella giammai m'amo!" from Don Carlo (Act 3)

Filippo's aria "Ella giammai m'amo!" from Don Carlo (Act 3)

Performer
Orchestra of National Opera of Sofia
Orchestra
Orchestra of National Opera of Sofia
Conductor
Assen Naidenov
Giuseppe Verdi
Macbeth - Che faceste? dite su! (Witches' Chorus)(Act I)
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Macbeth - Che faceste? dite su! (Witches' Chorus)(Act I)
Giuseppe Verdi
Vieni! t'affretta!
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Vieni! t'affretta!
Giuseppe Verdi
Allegro agitato espressivo (Un ballo in maschera)
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Allegro agitato espressivo (Un ballo in maschera)

Allegro agitato espressivo (Un ballo in maschera)

Music Arranger
Angelo Maurizio Gaspare Mariani
Ensemble
Prometeo Quartet
Giuseppe Verdi
String Quartet in E minor
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String Quartet in E minor

String Quartet in E minor

Ensemble
Prometeo Quartet
Giuseppe Verdi
La Traviata: Act 2 - Dance of the Gypsies
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La Traviata: Act 2 - Dance of the Gypsies
Giuseppe Verdi
Anvil Chrous (Il Trovatore)
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Anvil Chrous (Il Trovatore)
Giuseppe Verdi
Commedia (The Lady and the Fool)
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Commedia (The Lady and the Fool)
Giuseppe Verdi
Quattro pezzi sacri
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Quattro pezzi sacri

Quattro pezzi sacri

Choir
Santa Cecilia Chorus
Orchestra
Santa Cecilia Orchestra
Giuseppe Verdi
Rigoletto (paraphrase de concert for piano) (S.434)
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Rigoletto (paraphrase de concert for piano) (S.434)
Giuseppe Verdi
String Quartet in E Minor, movement ii
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String Quartet in E Minor, movement ii
Giuseppe Verdi
Otello - Ave Maria
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Otello - Ave Maria

Otello - Ave Maria

Choir
Chorus of German Opera, Berlin
Giuseppe Verdi
Va Pensieri chorus from Nabucco
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Va Pensieri chorus from Nabucco
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
Act I, Scene 1: Questa o quella
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Act I, Scene 1: Questa o quella

Act I, Scene 1: Questa o quella

Performer
CORO E ORCHESTRA DEL TEATRO ALLA SCALA
Giuseppe Verdi
Anvil Chorus (Il trovatore)
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Anvil Chorus (Il trovatore)
Giuseppe Verdi
La donna è mobile (Rigoletto)
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La donna è mobile (Rigoletto)
Giuseppe Verdi
Celeste Aida (Aida)
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Celeste Aida (Aida)
Giuseppe Verdi
La forza del destino (Overture)
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La forza del destino (Overture)
Giuseppe Verdi
Oh! mostruosa colpa!
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Oh! mostruosa colpa!

Oh! mostruosa colpa!

Performer
Placido Domingo (tenor – Otello), Sergei Leiferkus (baritone - Iago), Orchestre de l’Opéra Bastille, Myung-Whun Chung (conductor)
Giuseppe Verdi
Era la notte, Cassio dormia
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Era la notte, Cassio dormia

Era la notte, Cassio dormia

Performer
Sergei Leiferkus (baritone - Iago), Orchestre de l’Opéra Bastille, Myung-Whun Chung (conductor)
Giuseppe Verdi
Triumphal March (Aida)
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Triumphal March (Aida)
Giuseppe Verdi
Che mi rechi?...La clemenza
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Che mi rechi?...La clemenza

Che mi rechi?...La clemenza

Orchestra
RCA Italiana Opera Orchestra & Chorus
Giuseppe Verdi
Grand March from Aida arr Saunders
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Grand March from Aida arr Saunders
Giuseppe Verdi
Les Vepres siciliennes (Ballet of the 4 Seasons: Autumn)
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Les Vepres siciliennes (Ballet of the 4 Seasons: Autumn)
Giuseppe Verdi
Dies irae (Requiem)
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Dies irae (Requiem)

Dies irae (Requiem)

Conductor
Sir Antonio Pappano
Andres Maspero
Choir
Santa Cecilia Chorus
Orchestra
Santa Cecilia Orchestra
Giuseppe Verdi
La donna è mobile (Rigoletto)
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La donna è mobile (Rigoletto)
Giuseppe Verdi
La forza del destino - overture
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La forza del destino - overture
Giuseppe Verdi
Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves (Nabucco)
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Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves (Nabucco)
Giuseppe Verdi
La Traviata - E'strano - Ah fors'e lui - Sempre Libera
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La Traviata - E'strano - Ah fors'e lui - Sempre Libera
Giuseppe Verdi
Macbeth (Act 3: Ballet Music)
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Macbeth (Act 3: Ballet Music)
Giuseppe Verdi
Falstaff Act III
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Falstaff Act III
Giuseppe Verdi
Luisa Miller (Overture)
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Luisa Miller (Overture)
Giuseppe Verdi
La forza del destino: Overture
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La forza del destino: Overture
Giuseppe Verdi
Il Trovatore, Act II: "Vedi! La fosche" (Anvil Chorus)
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Il Trovatore, Act II: "Vedi! La fosche" (Anvil Chorus)
Giuseppe Verdi
Vespri Siciliani: Overture
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Vespri Siciliani: Overture
Giuseppe Verdi
Aida - Act 4
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Aida - Act 4

Aida - Act 4

Performer
Adina Aaron
Andrea Carè
Giuseppe Verdi
Aida - Act 3
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Aida - Act 3
Giuseppe Verdi
Aida - Act 2
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Aida - Act 2
Giuseppe Verdi
Aida - Act 1
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Aida - Act 1
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