Verdi Messa da Requiem DVD

Cat No:
01 - 11 - 2013

Verdi Messa da Requiem DVD

Ilva Ligabue (soprano), Grace Bumbry (mezzo-soprano), Sandor Konya (tenor), Raffaele Ari (bass), Philharmonia Chorus and Orchestra, Carlo Maria Giulini (conductor)

Carl Maria Giulini was known for his unique way of interacting with an orchestra. He said of himself that it wasn't his intention to enforce authority, but to 'arrive at human contact' with the musicians. It is this very spirit that makes the present recording a treat for music lovers, uniting the legendary conductor, and the superb Philharmonia Orchestra and Chorus and the four soloists in a wonderful and dramatic performance. The exquisite contrasts of the Requiem's movements, divine voices of the singers, saturated and rich sound of the brass section and the perfectly blended harmony of the entire ensemble create an unforgettable and a true once-in-a-lifetime experience of Verdi's Messa da Requiem. Lovingly restored and digitally remastered, the Classic Archive series offers a unique glimpse into our classical heritage featuring performances by celebrated artists of the past including complete full-length programs and comprehensive booklet information.

Verdi Messa de Requiem

Running Time: 1 hr 30 min
Picture format: NTSC 16:9
Sound format: PCM Mono
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Subtitles: English, German, French, Spanish, Latin
No. of DVDs: 1 (DVD 9)

Also available on Blu-ray (3079964)