Giuseppe Verdi

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Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi (Italian: [d͡ʒuˈzɛppe ˈverdi]; 9 or 10 October 1813 – 27 January 1901) was an Italian Romantic composer primarily known for his operas.

He is considered, with Richard Wagner, the preëminent opera composer of the 19th century. Verdi dominated the Italian opera scene after the eras of Bellini, Donizetti and Rossini. His works are frequently performed in opera houses throughout the world and, transcending the boundaries of the genre, some of his themes have long since taken root in popular culture, examples being "La donna è mobile" from Rigoletto, "Libiamo ne' lieti calici" (The Drinking Song) from La traviata, "Va, pensiero" (The Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves) from Nabucco, the "Coro di zingari" (Anvil Chorus) from Il trovatore and the "Grand March" from Aida.

Moved by the death of compatriot Alessandro Manzoni, Verdi wrote Messa da Requiem in 1874 in Manzoni's honour, a work now regarded as a masterpiece of the oratorio tradition and a testimony to his capacity outside the field of opera. Visionary and politically engaged, he remains – alongside Garibaldi and Cavour – an emblematic figure of the reunification process (the Risorgimento) of the Italian Peninsula.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1959 Aida Giuseppe Verdi 1
1959 Il trovatore (1956 studio cast) Verdi; del Monaco, Tebaldi, Simionato, Erede 2
1960 Macbeth Verdi; Leonard Warren, Leonie Rysanek, Carlo Bergonzi, Jerome Hines, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus, Leinsdorf 2
1960 Otello Verdi; del Monaco, Tebaldi, Protti, Wiener Philharmoniker, Karajan 4
1964 Requiem Giuseppe Verdi; Philharmonia Orchestra & Philharmonia Chorus with Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Christa Ludwig, Nicolai Gedda, Nicolaï Ghiaurov; Carlo Maria Giulini 1
1965 Luisa Miller Giuseppe Verdi; Anna Moffo, Carlo Bergonzi, Shirley Verrett, Cornell MacNeil, Giorgio Tozzi, Ezio Flagello, RCA Italiana Opera Orchestra, Fausto Cleva 5 5
1967 Un ballo in maschera Verdi; Price, Bergonzi, Verrett, Merrill, Grist, Flagello, Leinsdorf, RCA Italiana Opera Orchestra and Chorus 1
1968 Ernani (RCA Italiana Orchestra and Chorus) Verdi; Price, Bergonzi, Sereni, Flagello, Schippers 2
1968 Requiem Verdi; Sutherland, Horne, Pavarotti, Talvela, Wiener Staatsopernchor, Wiener Philharmoniker, Solti 2
1970 Il trovatore (1969 studio cast) Giuseppe Verdi; Leontyne Price, Plácido Domingo, Sherrill Milnes, Fiorenza Cossotto, Ambrosian Opera Chorus, John McCarthy, New Philharmonia Orchestra, Zubin Mehta 5 6
1971 Un ballo in maschera Verdi; Renata Tebaldi, Luciano Pavarotti, Sherrill Milnes, Regina Resnik, Helen Donath, Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Chorus of The Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Bruno Bartoletti 5 3
1972 La traviata Giuseppe Verdi; Beverly Sills, Nicolai Gedda, Rolando Panerai, The John Alldis Choir, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Aldo Ceccato 5 3
1973 Giovanna d'Arco Verdi; Caballé, Domingo, Milnes, London Symphony Orchestra & Ambrosian Opera Chorus, James Levine 5 1
1974 Rigoletto Verdi; Sutherland, Pavarotti, Milnes, Tourangeau, Talvela, London Symphony Orchestra, Bonynge 5 3
1978 Otello Giuseppe Verdi; Plácido Domingo, Renata Scotto, Sherrill Milnes, National Philharmonic Orchestra, James Levine 5 5
1982 Aida Querschnitt (Coro e Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala feat. conductor: Claudio Abbado) Giuseppe Verdi 1
1982 La traviata Verdi; Sutherland, Pavarotti, Manuguerra, National Philharmonic Orchestra, Richard Bonynge 4
1982 La traviata (Philharmonia Orchestra feat. conductor: Riccardo Muti, soprano: Renata Scotto, tenor: Alfredo Kraus, baritone: Renato Bruson) Giuseppe Verdi 1
1983 Nabucco Verdi; Orchester & Chor der Deutschen Oper Berlin, Giuseppe Sinopoli 2
1983 Verdi Overtures (Wiener Philharminiker, feat. conductor Giuseppe Sinopoli) Giuseppe Verdi 1
1983 Verdi & Puccini Verdi, Puccini; Kiri Te Kanawa, London Philharmonic Orchestra, John Pritchard 1
1985 Rigoletto Giuseppe Verdi; Wiener Philharmoniker, Carlo Maria Giulini, Piero Cappuccilli, Ileana Cotrubaş, Plácido Domingo, Elena Obraztsova, Nicolaï Ghiaurov, Kurt Moll, Hanna Schwarz, Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor 3
1985 Don Carlos (Teatro alla Scala feat. conductor: Claudio Abbado) Giuseppe Verdi 1
1985 Rigoletto (Coro e Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia feat. conductor: Giuseppe Sinopoli) Giuseppe Verdi 6
1985 Streichquartett Nr. 10 Es-dur, op. 51 / Streichquartett e-moll Antonín Dvořák, Giuseppe Verdi; Vermeer Quartet 1
1986 Aida (1974, Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; Trumpeters of the Royal Military School of Music; New Philharmonia Orchestra feat. Conductor: Riccardo Muti) Verdi; Caballé, Domingo, Muti 3
1986 Aida (Rome Opera Orchestra and Chorus, feat. Conductor Jonel Perlea) Giuseppe Verdi 1
1986 Il trovatore Giuseppe Verdi; Herbert von Karajan, Leontyne Price, Franco Bonisolli, Piero Cappuccilli, Elena Obraztsova, Ruggero Raimondi, Chor der Deutschen Oper Berlin, Berliner Philharmoniker 1
1986 La traviata Giuseppe Verdi; Carlos Kleiber 2
1986 Messa da Requiem / Quattro Pezzi Sacri Giuseppe Verdi; Schwarzkopf, Ludwig, Gedda, Ghiaurov, Baker, Philharmonia Chorus, Philharmonia Orchestra, Giulini 1
1986 Nabucco Giuseppe Verdi; Philharmonia Orchestra, Ambrosian Opera Chorus, Riccardo Muti, Manuguerra, Luchetti, Ghiaurov, Scotto, Obratzsova 2
1986 Verdi -Nabucco Giuseppe Verdi 1
1987 Messa da Requiem (Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala feat. condutor: Riccardo Muti) Giuseppe Verdi 1
1987 Requiem & Operatic Choruses (Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus feat. conductor Robert Shaw) Giuseppe Verdi 1
1987 Il Trovatore (Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala, Milano feat. conductor: Herbert von Karajan) Giuseppe Verdi 2
1987 La traviata (Coro e Orquestra Sinfônica do Teatro Nacional de São Carlos feat. conductor: Franco Ghione, soprano: Maria Callas, tenor: Alfredo Kraus) Giuseppe Verdi 1
1987 Rigoletto (RCA Italiana Opera Orchestra & Chorus, feat. conductor: Sir Georg Solti, singers: Merrill, Moffo, Kraus, Flagello, Elias) Giuseppe Verdi 2
1988 Il Trovatore (Coro e Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia feat. conductor: Carlo Maria Giulini) Giuseppe Verdi 1
1988 Requiem Giuseppe Verdi; Berliner Philharmoniker, Wiener Singverein, Mirella Freni, Christa Ludwig, Carlo Cossutta, Nicolaï Ghiaurov, Herbert von Karajan 2
1988 Aida Giuseppe Verdi 1
1988 Otello (Berliner Philharmoniker feat. conductor: Herbert von Karajan) Giuseppe Verdi 1
1989 Famous Verdi Arias Giuseppe Verdi 2
1989 Aida Giuseppe Verdi; Chiara, Pavarotti, Dimitrova, Nucci, Burchuladze, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala, Lorin Maazel 1
1989 Falstaff (RCA Italiana Opera Orchestra & Chorus, feat. conductor: Solti, singers: Evans, Freni, Simionato, Merril) Giuseppe Verdi 1
1989 Il trovatore (Orchestra e coro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino feat. conductor: Thomas Schippers) Giuseppe Verdi 1
1989 La Traviata Giuseppe Verdi; Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Coro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Sir John Pritchard 2
1989 Messa per Rossini Giuseppe Verdi et al. 1
1989 Rigoletto - Highlights Giuseppe Verdi; Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Bruno Bartoletti, Hilde Güden, Fritz Wunderlich, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau 2
1990 Rigoletto (Rome Opera Orchestra & Chorus, feat. conductor: Jonel Perlea) Giuseppe Verdi 1
1990 Aida's Greatest Hits (Milan Opera Orchestra feat. conductor: Ricardo Alfieri, Chorus of the Munich State Opera, soprano: Eva Illes, tenor: Juan Perez, alto: Ruth Hesse, baritone: Rudolf Knoll, bass: Ernst Wiemann) Giuseppe Verdi 1

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