Verdi: The Complete Works

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Verdi: The Complete Works

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Decca

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4784916

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75

Release date:

4th Feb 2013

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0028947849162

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Verdi: The Complete Works


Verdi:

Oberto

recorded in 1996

Stuart Neill (Riccardo), Samuel Ramey (Oberto), Maria Guleghina (Leonora), Violeta Urmana (Cuniza), Sara Fulgoni (Imelda)

Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Neville Marriner

Un giorno di regno

recorded in 1973

Fiorenza Cossotto (Marquise del Poggio), Jessye Norman (Giulietta), José Carreras (Edoardo de Sanval), Ingvar Wixell (Chevalier Belfiore), Vincenzo Sardinero (Gasparo Antonio della Rocca), Wladimiro Ganzarolli (Baron de Kelbar), William Elvin (Delmonte), Ricardo Cassinelli (Comte Ivrea)

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, The Ambrosian Singers, Lamberto Gardelli

Nabucco

recorded in 1965

Tito Gobbi (Nabucco), Bruno Prevedi (Ismaele), Carlo Cava (Zaccaria), Elena Souliotis (Abigaille), Dora Carral (Fenena), Anna D' Auria (Anna), Giovanni Foiani (Gran Sacerdote), Walter Kräutler (Abdallo)

Wiener Staatsopernorchester, Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor, Lamberto Gardelli

I Lombardi alla prima crociata

recorded in 1996

June Anderson (Giselda), Luciano Pavarotti (Oronte), Samuel Ramey (Pagano), Richard Leech (Arvino), Patricia Racette (Viclinda), Ildebrando d' Arcangelo (Pirro), Yanni Yannissis (Acciano), Jane Shaulis (Sofia)

Orchestra & Chorus of the Metropolitan Opera, James Levine

Ernani

recorded in 1987

Luciano Pavarotti (Ernani), Joan Sutherland (Elvira), Leo Nucci (Carlo), Paata Burchuladze (Silva), Richard Morton (Riccardo), Alastair Miles (Iago), Linda McLeod (Giovanna)

Orchestra & Chorus of Welsh National Opera, Richard Bonynge

I Due Foscari

recorded in 1977

Piero Cappuccilli (Francesco Foscari), José Carreras (Jacopo Foscari), Katia Ricciarelli (Lucrezia Contarini), Samuel Ramey (Jacopo Loredano), Vincenzo Bello (Barbarigo), Elizabeth Connell (Pisana), Mieczlaw Antoniak (Fante del Consiglio de' Dieci), Franz Handlos (Servo de Doge)

ORF-Symphonie-Orchester, Chor des Österreichischen Rundfunks, Lamberto Gardelli

Giovanna d'Arco

recorded in 1972

Montserrat Caballé (Giovanna), Plácido Domingo (Carlo VII), Sherrill Milnes (Giacono), Keith Erwen (Delil), Robert Lloyd (Talbot)

London Symphony Orchestra, Ambrosian Opera Chorus, James Levine

Alzira

recorded in 1999

Marina Mescheriakova (Alzira), Ramón Vargas (Zamoro), Paolo Gavanelli (Gusmano), Iana Iliev (Zuma), Jovo Reljin (Ovando), Wolfgang Barta (Ataliba), Torsten Kerl (Otumbo), Slobodan Stankovic (Alvaro)

Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Le Choeur du Grand Théâtre de Genève, Fabio Luisi

Attila

recorded in 1972

Ruggero Raimondi (Attila), Sherrill Milnes (Ezio), Cristina Deutekom (Odabella), Carlo Bergonzi (Foresto), Ricardo Cassinelli (Uldino), Jules Bastin (Leone)

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Ambrosian Singers, Lamberto Gardelli

Macbeth

recorded in 1975

Piero Cappuccilli (Macbeth), Shirley Verrett (Lady Macbeth), Nicolai Ghiaurov (Banco), Franco Tagliavini (Macduff), Nicola Martinucci (Malcolm), Stefania Malagù (Dama), Carlo Zardo (Medico)

Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala, Claudio Abbado

I Masnadieri

recorded in 1982

Samuel Ramey (Massimiliano), Franco Bonisolli (Carlo), Matteo Manuguerra (Francesco), Joan Sutherland (Amalia), Arthur Davies (Armino), Simone Alaimo (Moser), John Harris (Rolla)

Orchestra & Chorus of Welsh National Opera, Richard Bonynge

Gerusalemme

recorded in 1998

Marcello Giordani (Gaston), Philippe Rouillon (Le comte de Toulouse), Roberto Scandiuzzi (Roger), Daniel Borowski (Ademar), Simon Edwards (Raymond), Marina Mescheriakova (Hélène), Hélène Le Corre (Isaure), Wolfgang Barta (Un soldat), Slobodan Stankovic (Un Héraut/L'Émir de Ramla), Jovo Reljin (Un officier de l'Émir)

Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Le Choeur du Grand Théâtre de Genève, Fabio Luisi

Il Corsaro

recorded in 1975

José Carreras (Corrado), Clifford Grant (Giovanni), Jessye Norman (Medora), Montserrat Caballé (Gulnara), Giampietro Mastromei (Seid), John Noble (Selimo), Alexander Oliver (Eunuco)

New Philharmonia Orchestra, Ambrosian Singers, Lamberto Gardelli

La Battaglia di Legnano

recorded in 1977

Katia Ricciarelli (Lida), José Carreras (Arrigo), Matteo Manuguerra (Rolando), Nicola Ghiuselev (Federico Barbarossa), Hannes Lichtenberger (Primo Console), Dimitri Kavrakos (Secondo Console), Jonathan Summers (Marcovaldo), Franz Handlos (Il Podesta di Como), Ann Murray (Imelda), Mieczlaw Antoniak (Un Araldo)

ORF-Symphonie-Orchester und -Chor Wien, Lamberto Gardelli

Luisa Miller

recorded in 1975

Montserrat Caballé (Luisa), Luciano Pavarotti (Rodolfo), Sherrill Milnes (Miller), Bonaldo Giaiotti (Walter), Richard Van Allan (Wurm), Anna Reynolds (Federica), Annette Céline (Laura), Fernando Pavarotti (Contadino)

London Opera Chorus & National Philharmonic Orchestra, Peter Maag

Stiffelio

recorded in 1979

José Carreras (Stiffelio), Sylvia Sass (Lina), Matteo Manuguerra (Stankar), Wladimiro Ganzarolli (Jorg), Ezio Di Cesare (Raffaele), Maria Venuti (Dorotea), Thomas Moser (Federico)

ORF-Symphonie-Orchester Wien, Chor des Österreichischen Rundfunks, Lamberto Gardelli

Rigoletto

recorded in 1979

Piero Cappuccilli (Rigoletto), Ileana Cotrubas (Gilda), Plácido Domingo (Il Duca), Nicolai Ghiaurov (Sparafucile), Elena Obraztsova (Maddalena), Hanna Schwarz (Giovanna), Kurt Moll (Monterone), Luigi De Corato (Marullo), Walter Gullino (Borsa), Dirk Sagemuller (Conte di Ceprano), Olive Fredricks (Contessa di Ceprano), Audrey Michael (Un paggio)

Wiener Philharmoniker, Wiener Staatsopernchor, Carlo Maria Giulini

Il Trovatore

recorded in 1983

Plácido Domingo (Manrico), Rosalind Plowright (Leonora), Brigitte Fassbaender (Azucena), Giorgio Zancanaro (Luna), Evgeny Nesterenko (Ferrando)

Coro e Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Carlo Maria Giulini

I Vespri Siciliani

recorded in 1989

Cheryl Studer (Elena), Chris Merritt (Arrigo), Giorgio Zancanaro (Monforte), Ferruccio Furlanetto (Procida), Gloria Banditelli (Ninetta), Ernesto Gavazzi (Danieli), Enzo Capuano (Bethune), Francesco Musinu (Vaudemont), Paolo Barbacini (Tebaldo), Marco Chingari (Roberto) & Ferrero Poggi (Manfredo)

Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Riccardo Muti

Simon Boccanegra

recorded in 1977

Piero Cappuccilli (Boccanegra), Mirella Freni (Amelia/Maria), José van Dam (Paolo), Nicolai Ghiaurov (Jacopo Fiesco), José Carreras (Gabriele)

Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Claudio Abbado

Aroldo

recorded in 1997

Neil Shicoff (Aroldo), Roberto Scandiuzzi (Briano), Carol Vaness (Mina), Anthony Michaels-Moore (Egberto), Julian Gavin (Godvino), Sergio Spina (Enrico), Marina Comparato (Elena)

Orchestra e Coro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Fabio Luisi

Un ballo in maschera

recorded in 1982-3

Luciano Pavarotti (Riccardo), Renato Bruson (Renato), Margaret Price (Amelia), Christa Ludwig (Ulrica), Kathleen Battle (Oscar), Peter Weber (Silvano), Robert Lloyd (Samuele), Malcolm King (Tom), Alexander Oliver (Un Giudice)

National Philharmonic Orchestra, London Opera Chorus, Junior Chorus of the Royal College of Music, Sir Georg Solti

La Forza del Destino Preludio (St Petersburg version 1862)

recorded in 1998

Galina Gorchakova (Leonora), Nikolai Putilin (Don Carlo), Gegam Grigorian (Don Alvaro), Marianna Tarasova (Preziosilla), Grigory Karasev (Marchese di Calatrava), Sergei Alexashkin (Padre Guardiano), Lia Shevtzova (Curra), Nikolai Gassiev (Mastro Trabuco), Yuri Laptev (Un Chirurgo), Evgeny Nikitin (Un Alcalde)

Orchestra & Chorus of the Kirov Theatre, Valery Gergiev

La forza del destino

recorded in 1985

José Carreras (Don Alvaro), Rosalind Plowright (Leonora di Vargas), Renato Bruson (Don Carlo), Agnes Baltsa (Preziosilla), Jean Rigby (Curra), Paata Burchuladze (Padre Guardiano), John Tomlinson (Il Marchese di Calatrava), Richard Van Allan (Un Alcalde), Mark Curtis (Mastro Trabuco), Petteri Salomaa (Un Chirurgo)

Philharmonia Orchestra, Ambrosian Opera Chorus, Giuseppe Sinopoli

Don Carlos (Five-act French version)

recorded in 1983-4

Katia Ricciarelli (Elisabeth), Lucia Valentini Terrani (Eboli), Plácido Domingo (Carlos), Leo Nucci (Rodrigue), Ruggero Raimondi (Philippe II), Nicolai Ghiaurov (Le Grand Inquisiteur), Nikita Storojew (Un Moine), Ann Murray (Thibault), Tibère Raffalli (Le Compte de Lerme), Antonio Savastano (Un Hérault Royal), Arleen Auger (Un Voix d'en haut)

Coro e Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Claudio Abbado

Don Carlo

recorded in 1965

Carlo Bergonzi (Don Carlo), Renata Tebaldi (Elisabetta), Nicolai Ghiaurov (Filippo II), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Rodrigo), Grace Bumbry (Eboli), Martti Talvela (Il Grande Inquisitore), Jeannette Sinclair (Tebaldo), Kenneth MacDonald (Il Conte di Lerma), John Wakefield (Un Araldo Reale), Joan Carlyle (Una voce dal cielo)

Orchestra and Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Sir Georg Solti

Aida

recorded in 1959

Renata Tebaldi (Aida), Giulietta Simionato (Amneris), Carlo Bergonzi (Radamès), Cornell MacNeil (Amonasro), Arnold van Mill (Ramfis), Fernando Corena (Il Re di Egitto), Piero de Palma (Un Messaggero), Eugenia Ratti (Una Sacerdotessa)

Wiener Philharmoniker, Singerverein der Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde Wien, Herbert von Karajan

Otello

recorded in 1993

Plácido Domingo (Otello), Cheryl Studer (Desdemona), Sergei Leiferkus (Iago), Ramón Vargas (Cassio), Michael Schade (Rodrigo), Ildebrando D'Arcangelo (Lodovico), Giacomo Prestia (Montano), Denyce Graves (Emilia), Philippe Duminy (Un Araldo)

Orchestra & Chorus of Bastille Opera, Myung-Whun Chung

Falstaff

recorded in 1982

Renato Bruson (Falstaff), Leo Nucci (Ford), Katia Ricciarelli (Alice Ford), Barbara Hendricks (Nannetta), Brenda Boozer (Meg Page), Lucia Valentini-Terrani (Mistress Quickly), Michael Sells (Dr. Cajus), Dalmacio González (Fenton), Francis Egerton (Bardolfo), William Wilderman (Pistola)

os Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Los Angeles Master Chorale, Carlo Maria Giulini

Requiem

Joan Sutherland (soprano), Marilyn Horne (mezzo-soprano), Luciano Pavarotti (tenor) & Martti Talvela (bass)

Wiener Philharmoniker, Wiener Staatsopernchor, Sir Georg Solti

Quattro Pezzi Sacri

Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Chorus, Sir Georg Solti

Messa solenne

Orchestra e Coro Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, Riccardo Chailly

Qui tollis

Juan Diego Flórez (tenor), Raffaella Ciapponi (clarinet)

Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, Riccardo Chailly

Laudate pueri

Juan Diego Flórez (tenor), Kenneth Tarver (tenor)

Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, Riccardo Chailly

Tantum ergo in G major

Kenneth Tarver (tenor)

Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, Riccardo Chailly

Pater noster

Coro Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, Riccardo Chailly

Ave Maria in B minor

Orchestra e Coro Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, Riccardo Chailly

Tantum ergo in F major

Michele Pertusi (baritone)

Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, Riccardo Chailly

Libera me, Domine from ‘Messa per Rossini’

Cristina Gallardo-Domâs (soprano)

Orchestra e Coro Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, Riccardo Chailly

Variazioni for piano and orchestra on the Romanza 'Caro Suono Lusinghiero

reconstructed Fortunato Ortombina; revised Riccardo Chailly

Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano)

Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, Riccardo Chailly

La Forza del Destino Preludio (St Petersburg version 1862)

Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, Riccardo Chailly

Adagio for trumpet and orchestra

Gianluigi Petrarulo (trumpet)

Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, Riccardo Chailly

Aida, Sinfonia 1872

Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, Riccardo Chailly

Canto di Virginia variations for oboe and orchestra

Alessandro Potenza (oboe)

Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, Riccardo Chailly

Otello, Preludio

Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, Riccardo Chailly

Prelude to Act III from I Lombardi alla prima crociata

Luca Santaniello (violin)

Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, Riccardo Chailly

Simon Boccanegra: Prelude (1st version, 1857)

Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, Riccardo Chailly

Capriccio for bassoon and orchestra

Andrea Magnani (bassoon)

Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, Riccardo Chailly

Il tramonto

La seduzione

Ad una stella

Lo spazzacamino

Perduta ho lo pace

Deh pietoso oh Addolorata

Chi i bei dì m'adduce ancora

La Zingara

L'esule

Non t'accostare all'urna

In solitaria stanza

Nell'orror di notte oscura

Il poveretto

Stornello

Ave Maria, for voice & strings or piano

Margaret Price (soprano), Geoffrey Parsons (piano)

La preghiera del poeta

Al tuo bambino

Renata Scotto, Vincenzo Scalera

Il brigidino

Paolo Washington, Vincenzo Scalera

E’ la vita un mar d’affanni

Pietà, Signor

Renata Scotto, Vincenzo Scalera

More, Elisa, lo stanco poeta

Paolo Washington, Vincenzo Scalera

L'Abandonee

Sgombra o gentil

Il mistero

Brindisi I

Renata Scotto, Vincenzo Scalera

Brindisi II (No. 6 from 6 Romanze, 1845)

Paolo Washington, Vincenzo Scalera

Romanza senza parole

Waltz in F Major

Roberto Galletto

Cupo è il sepolcro e mutolo

Bruce Ford, David Harper

Guarda che bianca luna (Notturno)

Jennifer Larmore, Bruce Ford, Alastair Miles, Jaime Martin, Antoine Palloc

A toi, que j'ai cherie (from Les vêpres siciliennes)

Oh, dolore (from Attila)

Si, lo sento, Iddio mi chiama (from I Due Foscari)

Plácido Domingo (tenor)

Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre, Valery Gergiev

O madra mia ... Come poteva un angelo (from I Lombardi)

Plácido Domingo (tenor), Marjorie Dix (mezzo)

Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre, Valery Gergiev

Io la vidi e a quell'aspetto (from I Lombardi)

Luciano Pavarotti (tenor)

Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre, Claudio Abbado

Inno delle nazioni

Luciano Pavarotti (tenor)

Philharmonia Orchestra & Chorus, James Levine

String Quartet in E minor

Quartetto Italiano

Gerusalemme: Ballet Music

Orchestre National de l'Opéra de Monte-Carlo, Antonio de Almeida

Il Trovatore: Ballet Music, Act III

National Philharmonic Orchestra, Richard Bonynge

Otello: Ballet Music

Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Riccardo Chailly

Ballo della Regina

Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Riccardo Chailly

Grand March from Aida

Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Riccardo Chailly

Macbeth: Ballet Music

Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Riccardo Chailly

Le Quattro Stagioni (I vespri siciliani Act III)

Guido Toschi, Giovanni Tedeschi

Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologn, Riccardo Chailly

La Traviata

Ileana Cotrubas (Violetta), Plácido Domingo (Alfredo), Sherrill Milnes (Giorgio Germont), Stefania Malagù (Flora), Helena Jungwirth (Annina), Walter Gullino (Gastone), Giovanni Foiani (Dottore Grenvil), Bruno Grella (Barone Douphol), Alfredo Giacomotti (Marchese d'Obigny)

Bayerischer Staatsopernchor & Bayerisches Staatsorchester, Carlos Kleiber



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On the 200th anniversary of Verdi’s birth, Decca are proud to present the first ever complete collection of Verdi’s entire compositional output: The operas, arias, songs, sacred works, chamber & piano pieces, orchestral, ballet & choral works, plus a whole host of rarities and discoveries are all here in this comprehensive and beautifully presented anthology

75-CD LIMITED EDITION

OVERVIEW

• All of Verdi’s works are contained in this luxury edition

• 30 complete operas sequenced chronologically, including two versions of La forza del destino and the two versions of Don Carlo & Don Carlos.

• First international CD release of Quartetto Italiano’s 1950 recording of Verdi’s String Quartet in E minor

• An unrivalled compilation featuring the world’s greatest singers including Caballé, Carreras, Cotrubas, Domingo, Freni, Horne, Pavarotti & Sutherland

• The astounding wealth of benchmark recordings presents an unparalleled legacy of Verdi conducting featuring Abbado, Bonynge, Chailly, Chung, Gardelli, Gergiev, Giulini, Karajan, Kleiber, Levine, Luisi, Maag, Marriner, Muti, Sinopoli & Solti

• An informative essay by opera critic and writer George Hall gives an overview of Verdi's life and career; cue-pointed synopses in English, French and German are included for each opera; full production details and cast lists are presented across two hardback books.

The musical and artistic breadth & depth of Verdi: The Complete Works makes it a truly unique & collectible product - one that is unlikely ever to be surpassed.

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