Everyday Rather Live in Classics Eras

Download free on Gramophone Milestones Podcast of Verdi

For Celebration of Verdi’s 200th anniversary, a Gramophone milestones podcast, in association with EFG International,  editor-in-chief James Jolly and Gramophonecritic Richard Wigmore discuss his life and operas.

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Excerpts are taken from the following recordings:

Verdi La forza destino – Overture
Orchestra of La Scala, Milan / Riccardo Muti (EMI / Warner Classics)

Verdi Nabucco – Va pensiero
Ambrosian Opera Chorus; Philharmonia Orchestra  Riccardo Muti (EMI / Warner Classics)

Verdi Don Carlo – Act 3 scene 1
Ruggero Raimondi (bass) Horst Nitsche (bass) Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra / Herbert von Karajan (EMI / Warner Classics)

Verdi Aida – O patria mia!
Mirella Freni (sop) Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra / Herbert von Karajan (EMI / Warner Classics)

Verdi Requiem – Libera me
Anja Harteros (sop) Orchestra of the Accademia di Santa Cecilia / Antonio Pappano (EMI / Warner Classics)
Verdi Otello – Iago’s Credo

Tito Gobbi (bar) Philharmonia Orchestra /  Alceo Galliera (EMI / various)

Verdi Falstaff – finale
Rolando Panerai (bar)  Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (sop) Anna Moffo (sop)  Luigi Alva (ten)  Fedora Barbieri (mez) Nan Merriman (mez) Renato Ercolani (ten) Philharmonia Orchestra / Herbert von Karajan (EMI / Warner Classics / various)