Verdi: Requiem / Davis

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Label: LSO Live
Catalog: LSO0683
Format: CD

Sir Colin Davis; Christine Brewer, soprano; Karen Cargill, mezzo; Stuart Neill, tenor; John Relyea, bass; London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901): Requiem

Sir Colin Davis’s series of choral masterworks continues with Verdi’s Requiem, a work that Sir Colin has been conducting for much of his long career. It is also his second recording of Verdi’s late-works for LSO Live, having previously conducted the Grammy Award-winning recording of Verdi’s Fasltaff in 2004.
He is joined by four superb soloists, three of whom have appeared on Sir Colin’s previous LSO Live recordings. Christine Brewer was a superb Leonore on Sir Colin’s acclaimed recording of Fidelio. Karen Cargill and John Relyea appeared on Berlioz’s L’enfance du Christ and Benvenuto Cellini respectively. Appearing on his first LSO Live recording is the outstanding Verdi tenor Stuart Neill.
The Requiem was recorded in January 2009 at concerts dedicated to Richard Hickox who had been President of the London Symphony Chorus and studied with Sir Colin before his own successful career.

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