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Easter at King's

Stephen Cleobury conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra, Philharmonia Chorus and soloists in Verdi's dramatic Requiem, live from Cambridge.

Donald Macleod presents a concert live from the Chapel of King's College, Cambridge. In his final season as Music Director, conductor Stephen Cleobury has chosen Verdi's dramatic and thrilling Requiem, first performed in May 1874 in commemoration of the writer Alessandro Manzoni, with Verdi himself conducting. George Bernard Shaw was a particular admirer of the piece, and Brahms's verdict: Only a genius could have written such a work.

Verdi Requiem

Gweneth Ann Rand (soprano)
Jennifer Johnston (mezzo)
Brenden Gunnell (tenor)
James Platt (bass)
Philharmonia Chorus
BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Stephen Cleobury

28 days left to listen

2 hours, 28 minutes

Music Played

  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Requiem

    Conductor: Stephen Cleobury. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    String Quartet in E minor

    Ensemble: Brodsky Quartet.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Sancta civitas

    Orchestra: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Singer: Christina Pier. Singer: Andrew Staples. Singer: Matthew Brook. Choir: Bach Choir. Choir: Winchester Cathedral Singers. Choir: Winchester College Quiristers. Conductor: David Hill.
    • Vaughan Williams: Dona Nobis Pacem.
    • Naxos.
    • 7.

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