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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La Traviata, Act 1: Prelude
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La Traviata, Act 1: Prelude

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Va pensiero, sull’ali dorate
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Va pensiero, sull’ali dorate

Va pensiero, sull’ali dorate

Performer
Ambrosian opera Chorus, Philharmonia Orchestra, Riccardo Muti (Conductor)
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Il Trovatore – Act Two - Vedi! Le fosche notturne
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Il Trovatore – Act Two - Vedi! Le fosche notturne

Il Trovatore – Act Two - Vedi! Le fosche notturne

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London Voices, London Symphony Orchestra, Antonio Pappano (conductor)
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String Quartet in E minor
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String Quartet in E minor
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Luisa Miller: 'Oh! Fede negar potessi - Quando le sere al placido'
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Luisa Miller: 'Oh! Fede negar potessi - Quando le sere al placido'
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Rigoletto: La donna è mobile
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Rigoletto: La donna è mobile
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Bella figlia dell'amore (Rigoletto)
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Bella figlia dell'amore (Rigoletto)
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Requiem: Libera me
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Requiem: Libera me
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Requiem: Tuba mirum
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Requiem: Tuba mirum
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La forza del destino: Overture
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La forza del destino: Overture
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String Quartet in E minor (3rd mvt)
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String Quartet in E minor (3rd mvt)
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La Forza del Destino (Overture)
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La Forza del Destino (Overture)
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La Forza del destino - opera in 4 acts
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La Forza del destino - opera in 4 acts
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Caro nome (Rigoletto)
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Caro nome (Rigoletto)
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Simone Boccanegra - Il lacerato spirito
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Simone Boccanegra - Il lacerato spirito
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Concert Fantasy on Verdi's Rigoletto
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Concert Fantasy on Verdi's Rigoletto
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Grand March (Aida)
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Grand March (Aida)
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Alzira (Overture)
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Alzira (Overture)
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Aida - Act 3 'O Patria Mia'
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Aida - Act 3 'O Patria Mia'

Aida - Act 3 'O Patria Mia'

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Alexandra Zabala
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Gloria all'Egitto (Aida)
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Gloria all'Egitto (Aida)

Gloria all'Egitto (Aida)

Choir
Coro e Orchestra del Teatro Regio di Parma
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Brindisi (La traviata)
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Brindisi (La traviata)
Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
Violetta, Fantasia for violin & piano from La Traviata
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Violetta, Fantasia for violin & piano from La Traviata
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
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La forza del destino (Overture)
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La forza del destino (Overture)
Giuseppe Verdi
Spring (The Sicilian Vespers)
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Spring (The Sicilian Vespers)

Spring (The Sicilian Vespers)

Orchestra
La Scala Orchestra, Milan
Conductor
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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!'

Singer
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
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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
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Agnus Dei - Requiem
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Agnus Dei - Requiem
Giuseppe Verdi
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
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I vespri siciliani: La primavera
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I vespri siciliani: La primavera
Giuseppe Verdi
Aria 'Eri tu' - from Un Ballo in Maschera
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Aria 'Eri tu' - from Un Ballo in Maschera
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)
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