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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Alfred's recitative, aria and cabaletta, from 'La Traviata'
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Alfred's recitative, aria and cabaletta, from 'La Traviata'

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La forza del destino (Overture)
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La forza del destino (Overture)
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Spring (The Sicilian Vespers)
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Spring (The Sicilian Vespers)

Spring (The Sicilian Vespers)

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La Scala Orchestra, Milan
Conductor
Last played on
Giuseppe Verdi
Stiffelio Act 2: Quartet. 'Ah no, e impossible!'
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Stiffelio Act 2: Quartet. 'Ah no, e impossible!'

Stiffelio Act 2: Quartet. 'Ah no, e impossible!'

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Maria Katzarava
Luciano Ganci
Giovanni Sala
Francesco Landolfi
Giuseppe Verdi
String Quartet in E minor
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String Quartet in E minor
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Requiem
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Requiem
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La Traviata: Prelude
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La Traviata: Prelude
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Overture - Nabucco
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Overture - Nabucco
Giuseppe Verdi
La Traviata, Act 1: Prelude
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La Traviata, Act 1: Prelude
Giuseppe Verdi
Qui Tollis in F
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Qui Tollis in F

Qui Tollis in F

Orchestra
Orchestra Sinfonica Di Milano Guiseppe Verdi
Giuseppe Verdi
Agnus Dei - Requiem
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Agnus Dei - Requiem
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Il Trovatore: Tacea la notte placida
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Il Trovatore: Tacea la notte placida
Giuseppe Verdi
La Forza del Destino. Act 3 Sc 2 Solenne in quest'ora
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La Forza del Destino. Act 3 Sc 2 Solenne in quest'ora
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La forza del destino (Overture)
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La forza del destino (Overture)
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Overture La Forza del destino
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Overture La Forza del destino
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Nabucco Act IV
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Nabucco Act IV

Nabucco Act IV

Singer
Genadij Vascenko
Rebeka Lokar
Orchestra
SNG Maribor Symphony Orchestra
Conductor
Stefano Romani
Giuseppe Verdi
I vespri siciliani: La primavera
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I vespri siciliani: La primavera
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Aria 'Eri tu' - from Un Ballo in Maschera
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Aria 'Eri tu' - from Un Ballo in Maschera
Giuseppe Verdi
Bella figlia dell'amore (Rigoletto)
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Bella figlia dell'amore (Rigoletto)
Giuseppe Verdi
La forza del destino (Overture)
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La forza del destino (Overture)
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Aida Act IV
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Aida Act IV
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
Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves (Nabucco)
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Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves (Nabucco)
Giuseppe Verdi
Otello - dramma lirico in 4 acts
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Otello - dramma lirico in 4 acts
Giuseppe Verdi
Les vêpres siciliennes (Overture)
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Les vêpres siciliennes (Overture)
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Grand March (Aida)
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Grand March (Aida)
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Macbeth (Act 3: Ballet Music)
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Macbeth (Act 3: Ballet Music)
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Prelude to Act 1 – La Traviata
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Prelude to Act 1 – La Traviata
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Va pensiero (Nabucco)
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Va pensiero (Nabucco)

Va pensiero (Nabucco)

Choir
Chorus of German Opera, Berlin
Orchestra
German Opera Orchestra
Giuseppe Verdi
Attila
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Attila
Giuseppe Verdi
Ah! Dite alla giovine
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Ah! Dite alla giovine
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Un Ballo in Maschera: Act 2 'M'ami, M'ami...'
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Un Ballo in Maschera: Act 2 'M'ami, M'ami...'

Un Ballo in Maschera: Act 2 'M'ami, M'ami...'

Performer
Richard Leech
MIchelle Crider
Orchestra
Orchestra of Welsh National Opera
Conductor
Giuseppe Verdi
Questa O Quella
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Questa O Quella
Giuseppe Verdi
La forza del destino (Overture)
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La forza del destino (Overture)
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Duet: Tardo per gli anni, e tremulo (Attila & Ezio) from the prologue to Attila
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Duet: Tardo per gli anni, e tremulo (Attila & Ezio) from the prologue to Attila
Giuseppe Verdi
Anvil Chorus (Il Trovatore)
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Anvil Chorus (Il Trovatore)
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La forza del destino (Overture)
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La forza del destino (Overture)
Giuseppe Verdi
La donna è mobile (Rigoletto)
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La donna è mobile (Rigoletto)
Giuseppe Verdi
Variations for piano and orchestra
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Variations for piano and orchestra

Variations for piano and orchestra

Orchestra
Giuseppe Verdi Symphony Orchestra of Milan
Giuseppe Verdi
Requiem
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Requiem

Requiem

Singer
Susanne Bernhard
Yulia Mennibaeva
Otar Jorjikia
Ildo Song
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Dies Irae
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Dies Irae
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