Verdi. Messa Da Requiem. Berliner Philharmoniker/k

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Label: Testament
Catalog: SBT 1491
Format: CD

Leontyne Price (soprano), Giulietta Simionato (mezzo-soprano), Giuseppe Zampieri (tenor), Nicolai Ghiaurov (bass), Singverein der Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde Wien, Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

Verdi: Messa da Requiem

Testament's series of previously unpublished live concert recordings made by the Berlin Philharmonic offers listeners a rich library of notable performances by some of history's greatest conductors. Herbert von Karajan had first conducted Verdi's Requiem as a young assistant Kapellmeister in Ulm in 1933. It became one of his signature works, and Karajan conducted the work frequently, recorded it several times and it was the last work he conducted with the Berlin Philharmonic shortly before his death in 1989. This live performance from the 1962 Salzburg festival features four top-level soloists, headlined by soprano Leontyne Price.

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