Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi (10 October 1813 – 27 January 1901) was an Italian Romantic composer, mainly of opera, and no composer of Italian opera has managed to match Verdi’s popularity. 2013 has been proclaimed Verdi year, being the 200th anniversary of Verdi’s birth. The luxury edition on Decca label box set is an excellent value and offers plenty of top-quality recordings of opera’s most popular composer, has 30 complete operas sequenced chronologically, including two versions of La forza del destino and two versions of Don Carlo & Don Carlos: La forza del destino – 1862 St Petersburg version (Gergiev)& 1869 Milan version (Sinopoli)and Don Carlos – Five-act 1886 Modena version sung in French (Abbado)& Five-act 1886 Modena version sung in Italian (Solti). First international CD release of Quartetto Italianos 1950 recording of Verdis String Quartet in E minor. An unrivalled compilation featuring the worlds greatest singers including Caballe, 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.
This carefully curated edition brings together the best available versions of these works. A once-in-a-liftetime collection of the finest recordings from Decca, Deutsche Grammophon, Philips and EMI.