Verdi: Giovanna d'Arco : Overture

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Verdi: Sinfonie per organo a 4 mani

Verdi: Sinfonie per organo a 4 mani


Verdi:

Gloria all'Egitto (from Aida)

Giovanna d'Arco : Overture

I vespri siciliani Overture

La forza del destino Overture

Macbeth - Prelude

Nabucco Overture

Va, pensiero (from Nabucco)

La traviata: Prelude to Act 1


Silvio Celeghin (organ) & Federica Iannella (organ)

This project stems from the shared passion of Silvio Celeghin and Federica Iannella for operatic music. From transcriptions of overtures for piano four hands (Ed. Ricordi) and from the analysis of original scores, the two performers have tried - by retracing historic performance practices - to imitate the orchestral language peculiarities through the colours and the expressive features of the organ of Padre Davide da Bergamo, universally recognized as a symbol of “theatricality” organ. This instrument is the ideal equivalent of Verdi’s orchestration sound model, deeply different from European orchestration.

“this is by some way the most unexpected and enjoyable [Verdi anniversary recording] that I have come across...the two players manage to produce some extraordinary sounds, often, but by no means always, getting much closer to the character of the original music than one might have thought possible on the organ...likely to appeal to all Verdians or organ lovers with a sense of adventure.” MusicWeb International, 18th December 2013

Tactus - TC812204

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Verdi: Sinfonias and Overtures

Verdi: Sinfonias and Overtures


Verdi:

La forza del destino Overture

I vespri siciliani Overture

I Masnadieri - Overture

Nabucco Overture

Aida, Sinfonia 1872

Luisa Miller Sinfonia

I Vespri Siciliani: The Four Seasons (Ballet music)

Otello, Preludio

Giovanna d'Arco : Overture


Orchestra Regionale Filarmonia Veneta ‘Gian Francesco Malipiero’, Marko Letonja

Giuseppe Verdi counts as one of the most influential composers of the 19th century, not least for his consistent exploration of political themes within a cultural context. This was a time and a place when opera mattered, and placing on stage the themes of familial tension and social upheaval was a vital catalyst for his country’s own turbulent progress towards unification.

The preludes and overtures to his operas fulfil different functions according to the nature of the main work, and when he wrote it. This broad selection encompasses the potpourri style of the overtures to I masnadieri and his first great triumph, Nabucco, showcasing the unforgettable melodies in a parade of expressive light and shade. The terse preludes to Aida and Otello are more designed to set the scene for what follows by heightening without anticipating the tension of the drama; and finally there are the fully worked-out, grand schemes of the overtures to La forza del destino and I vespri siciliani, which in their quasi-symphonic incorporation of the opera’s themes within an independent narrative design are worthy of the example of Beethoven whom Verdi so revered.

Marko Letonja is Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. He has conducted the German and Italian opera repertoire in various of the great European houses, including La traviata in Berlin, Nabucco in Dresden and The Makropoulos Case at La Scala, Milan. His Verdian pedigree is assured; as, of course, is that of the native musicians of the Orchestra Regionale Filarmonia Veneta.

Recorded in 2002

New booklet notes by Mike Ashman

Newton Classics - 8802149

(CD)

$12.50

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Overtures and Ballet Music of the 19th century

Overtures and Ballet Music of the 19th century


Adam:

Giralda : Overture

La Poupée de Nuremberg : Overture

Auber:

Marco Spada : Overture

Lestocq : Overture

La Neige : Overture

Bizet:

Don Procopio : Entr'acte

Boieldieu:

Le Calife de Bagdad : Overture

La Dame blanche : Overture

Delibes:

Le Roi l'a dit : Entr'acte

Donizetti:

Roberto Devereux Overture

Gounod:

La Reine de Saba : Waltz

Le tribut de Zamora : Danse Grecque

Hérold:

Zampa - Overture

Lecocq:

La Fille de Madame Angot : Overture

Maillart:

Les Dragons de Villars : Overture

Massenet:

La Navaraisse : Nocturne

Chérubin Entr'acte

Don César de Bazan: Sévillana

Les Erinnyes : Invocation

Meyerbeer:

Le prophète: Coronation March

Offenbach:

Overture La Fille du tambour-major

Planquette:

Les Cloches de Corneville : Overture

Rossini:

Torvaldo e Dorliska Overture

Saint-Saëns:

Henry VIII: Danse de la Gipsy

Thomas, Ambroise:

Mignon Overture

Verdi:

Giovanna d'Arco : Overture

Wallace, W V:

Maritana : Overture


Decca and DG 2-CD sets - Half Price

Decca - Double Decca - E4664312

(CD - 2 discs)

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Verdi: Overtures, Vol. 2

Verdi: Overtures, Vol. 2


Verdi:

Ernani - Prelude

Un giorno di regno Overture

Giovanna d'Arco : Overture

Rigoletto - Prelude

Macbeth - Prelude

La battaglia di Legnano - Overture

I due Foscari - Prelude

La Forza del Destino Overture


Hungarian State Opera Orchestra, Pier Giorgio Morandi

“...the playing truly Italiante, the interpretations well-calculated.” South Wales Echo

Naxos - 8553089

(CD)

$9.00

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Verdi: Requiem, etc.

Verdi:

Requiem

Shakeh Vartenissian, Fiorenza Cossotto, Eugenio Fernandi, Boris Christoff

Opera choruses from Nabucco, I lombardi, Ernani, Il trovatore, Otello

I vespri siciliani Overture

Giovanna d'Arco : Overture


Coro e Orchestra del Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Philharmonia Orchestra, Tullio Serafin

Testament - SBT2140

(CD - 2 discs)

$33.75

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Verdi: Complete Preludes, Overtures and Ballet Music

Verdi: Complete Preludes, Overtures and Ballet Music


Verdi:

Oberto Overture

Un giorno di regno Overture

Nabucco Overture

Ernani - Prelude

I due Foscari - Prelude

Giovanna d'Arco : Overture

Alzira - Overture

Attila Overture

Macbeth - Prelude

Macbeth: Ballet Music

I Masnadieri - Overture

Il corsaro - Prelude

La battaglia di Legnano - Overture

Gerusalemme: Prelude to Act III

Gerusalemme: Ballet Music

Luisa Miller Overture

Stiffelio - Prelude

Rigoletto - Prelude

Il Trovatore: Ballet Music, Act II

La traviata: Prelude to Act 1

La traviata: Prelude to Act 3

I vespri siciliani Overture

I Vespri Siciliani: The Four Seasons (Ballet music)

Simon Boccanegra: Prelude (1st version, 1857)

Un Ballo in Maschera - Prelude

La Forza del Destino Preludio (St Petersburg version 1862)

Don Carlo: Prelude to Act II (Milan version)

Don Carlos: Ballet Music, Act III - La peregrina

La forza del destino Overture

Aida: Overture (Cairo version)

Aida: Dances

Aida: Ballet Music, Act II

Aida: Overture (Italian premiere, 1872; withdrawn)

Otello: Ballet Music (Paris version)


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Chandos Classics - CHAN10343X

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$33.00

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