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Verdi: Requiem [Download] – LSO Live

Verdi: Requiem [Download]

  • Catalogue Number LSO0683-D

    James Mallinson producer
    Jonathan Stokes and Neil Hutchinson for Classic Sound Ltd balance engineers

    Recorded January 2009, Barbican, London

    DSD (Direct Stream Digital) recording
    Notes and synopsis in English / en français / auf Deutsch
    Includes complete text in Latin and English

  • 'Each of the incisively characterised sections flows naturally out of each other – the slabs of brass in a speaker-bursting 'Tuba mirum' yielding to the nihilistic doubt of 'Mors stupebit' is superbly achieved – and the sheer grief of the 'Lacrymosa' is fantastically well expressed ... This is one of the most driven things I’ve heard Davis do – penetrating, on-the-edge conducting that digs deep into the music’s astounding emotional range, and he is rewarded with similarly engaged, idiomatic playing.'


Sir Colin Davis, London Symphony Orchestra

Aside from his operas, Verdi is best known for his extraordinary Requiem, written in memory of the Italian writer and nationalist Alessandro Manzoni. The dramatic power of the famous Dies irae and the sublime lyricism of the work’s solo passages have led many to describe it as more of an opera than a formal Requiem Mass.

Composer   Verdi
Conductor   Sir Colin Davis
Performers   London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra
Soloists   Christine Brewer, Karen Cargill, Stuart Neill, John Relyea

Track list
Disc 1
1. Requiem: I. Requiem Aeternam
2. Requiem: II. Dies Irae
3. Requiem: III. Tuba Mirum
4. Requiem: IV. Liber Scriptus
5. Requiem: V. Quid Sum Miser
6. Requiem: VI. Rex Tremendae
7. Requiem: VII. Recordare
8. Requiem: VIII. Ingemisco
9. Requiem: IX. Confutatis
10. Requiem: X. Lacrymosa

Disc 1
1. Requiem: XI. Domine Jesu Christe
2. Requiem: XII. Hostias
3. Requiem: XIII. Sanctus
4. Requiem: XIV. Agnus Dei
5. Requiem: XV. Lux Aeterna
6. Requiem: XVI. Libera Me, Dies Irae, Requiem Aeternam
7. Requiem: XVII. Libera Me

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