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Giuseppe Verdi

Giuseppe Verdi

Giuseppe Verdi is viewed as one of the most important, and most popular, opera composers of Italy. Few composers knew how to balance artistic ideals and commericial interersts like him. He was a composer of 'hits', like his "La donna è mobile" from his opera Rigoletto and his "Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves" from his opera Nabucco, and he was careful not to have his audience feel bored at any moment. Especially his early works are characterised by strongly propelling, rhytmic power. A common example is his Il Trovatore

Yet, Verdi was also a composer with ideals. If he would get intrigued by a character, it became his mission to portray to persona as best as he could in the music. This sometimes meant he was forced to alter or neglect traditional opera forms, like he did in Rigoletto. He was not afraid to touch on socially sensitive matters, which at times led to issues with the establishment. For instance, his opera La traviata turned out to be a controversial one, due to its courtesan heroine. 

Verdi never engaged in the intellectual discussions on music of his time. He pretended to be a simple man who felt most at home in the countryside. Nonetheless, with the masterful fugal ending of his last opera Falstaff he undoubtedly showed his intellectual level of composing. 

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Femmes

Femmes

Marie-Josée Lord

Giuseppe Verdi, Giacomo Puccini, Jules Massenet, Leonard Bernstein
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Missa Unitatis

Missa Unitatis

Cappella Pratensis

Francis Poulenc, Jacobus Clemens non Papa, Jean Mouton, Nico Muhly, Erik Esenvalds, Giuseppe Verdi, Antony Pitts
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Operatic Arias & Neapolitan Songs

Operatic Arias & Neapolitan Songs

David Varjabed / Yerevan Radio Symphony Orchestra

Giuseppe Verdi, Gioachino Rossini, Charles Gounod, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Dikran Tchouhadjian, Melik Mavisakalian, E.A. Mario, Ernesto De Curtis, Rodolfo Falvo, Kevork Ajemian, Agustín Lara, Stanislao Gastaldon, Paolo Tosti, Yervant Erkanian
Verdi & Dvořák String Quartets

Verdi & Dvořák String Quartets

Various

Giuseppe Verdi
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