The dramatic intensity of Verdi’s Requiem reflects the composer’s operatic expertise, and expresses the powerful emotions of the sacred texts. His inspiration for the work was his high regard for two fellow Italian artists, composer Gioachino Rossini and patriotic author Alessandro Manzoni, and it became an overnight sensation at its première in Milan. This recording comes from a concert recorded live at the Royal Festival Hall in 1983, during López-Cobos’ tenure as Principal Guest Conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
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GIUSEPPE VERDI Requiem
"Price's gleaming, angelic tone is ravishing... Jesus Lopez-Cobos conducts a splendidly dramatic account of the score and the LPO Choir raise the roof" Sunday Times, September 2010
"this performance is stupendous; I simply did not wish for it to end. " Fanfare Magazine
CD1 1. Requiem Aeternam 2-10. Dies Irae CD2 1-2. Offertorium 3. Sanctus 4. Agnus Dei 5. Lux Aeterna 6-9. Libera Me
JESÚS LÓPEZ-COBOS conductor MARGARET PRICE soprano LIVIA BUDAI mezzo soprano GIUSEPPE GIACOMINI tenor ROBERT LLOYD bass LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA and CHOIR