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.

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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Simon Boccanegra: Il Lacerato Spirito
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Simon Boccanegra: Il Lacerato Spirito

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falstaff
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falstaff

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CONCERT CHORUS OF THE VIENNA STATE OPERA/VIENNA PH
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Leonard Bernstein
Giuseppe Verdi
Messa da Requiem
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Messa da Requiem
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La Forza del Destino, Overture
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La Forza del Destino, Overture
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I vespri siciliani: La primavera
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I vespri siciliani: La primavera
Giuseppe Verdi
La donna è mobile (Rigoletto)
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La donna è mobile (Rigoletto)
Giuseppe Verdi
Rigoletto Paraphrase
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Rigoletto Paraphrase
Giuseppe Verdi
La Traviata, Act 1: Prelude
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La Traviata, Act 1: Prelude
Giuseppe Verdi
La Traviata (Act 1, excerpt)
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La Traviata (Act 1, excerpt)
Giuseppe Verdi
Overture - from [The] Sicilian Vespers
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Overture - from [The] Sicilian Vespers

Overture - from [The] Sicilian Vespers

Orchestra
Orchestre du Conservatoire de Musique du Quebec
Giuseppe Verdi
Gloria all'Egitto (Aida)
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Gloria all'Egitto (Aida)

Gloria all'Egitto (Aida)

Choir
Santa Cecilia Chorus
Orchestra
Santa Cecilia Orchestra
Giuseppe Verdi
Requiem
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Requiem
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
Rigoletto; Act III
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Rigoletto; Act III
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Otello, Act IV: Ave Maria
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Otello, Act IV: Ave Maria
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String Quartet in E minor (4th mvt)
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String Quartet in E minor (4th mvt)
Giuseppe Verdi
Adagio for trumpet and orchestra
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Adagio for trumpet and orchestra

Adagio for trumpet and orchestra

Orchestra
Giuseppe Verdi Orchestra of Milan
Giuseppe Verdi
Addio del passato (La Traviata)
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Addio del passato (La Traviata)
Giuseppe Verdi
Overture, Il finto Stanislao
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Overture, Il finto Stanislao

Overture, Il finto Stanislao

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La Scala Philharmonic
Giuseppe Verdi
La Forza del destino - Overture
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La Forza del destino - Overture
Giuseppe Verdi
La traviata Act 3; Prelude
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La traviata Act 3; Prelude
Giuseppe Verdi
Anvil Chorus (Il trovatore)
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Anvil Chorus (Il trovatore)
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La donna è mobile (Rigoletto)
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La donna è mobile (Rigoletto)
Giuseppe Verdi
Macbeth: Prelude
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Macbeth: Prelude
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Anvil Chorus
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Anvil Chorus
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Requiem
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Requiem
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Va pensiero (Nabucco)
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Va pensiero (Nabucco)

Va pensiero (Nabucco)

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Santa Cecilia Chorus
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Santa Cecilia Orchestra
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Stornello
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Stornello
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String Quartet in E minor
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String Quartet in E minor
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Overture - Les vepres siciliennes
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Overture - Les vepres siciliennes
Giuseppe Verdi
Tutto il Mondo e burla (Falstaff, final fugue)
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Tutto il Mondo e burla (Falstaff, final fugue)
Giuseppe Verdi
Quest’e la pace che voi date al mondo?
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Quest’e la pace che voi date al mondo?
Giuseppe Verdi
O Signor, di Fiandra arrivo
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O Signor, di Fiandra arrivo
Giuseppe Verdi
Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves (Nabucco)
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Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves (Nabucco)
Giuseppe Verdi
La donna è mobile (Rigoletto)
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La donna è mobile (Rigoletto)
Giuseppe Verdi
Aida - Triumphal March
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Aida - Triumphal March
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Don Carlos - 'O don fatale'
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Don Carlos - 'O don fatale'
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"Dormiro sol nel manto mio regal" (Don Carlo)
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"Dormiro sol nel manto mio regal" (Don Carlo)
Giuseppe Verdi
"Ella giammai m'amò!" (Don Carlo)
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"Ella giammai m'amò!" (Don Carlo)
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Overture - Nabucco
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Overture - Nabucco
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Grand March (Aida)
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Grand March (Aida)
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Chorus Of The Hebrew Slaves
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Chorus Of The Hebrew Slaves
Giuseppe Verdi
Requiem - Dies Irae
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Requiem - Dies Irae
Giuseppe Verdi
Autumn, from the Ballet of the Four Seasons (I vespri siciliani)
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Autumn, from the Ballet of the Four Seasons (I vespri siciliani)
Giuseppe Verdi
Restate! Presso all mia persona, Duet between King of Spain and Posa, from Don Carlos (end of Act 2)
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Restate! Presso all mia persona, Duet between King of Spain and Posa, from Don Carlos (end of Act 2)
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