Verdi Requiem

London Symphony Orchestra

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Original Recording Format: DSD 64

Verdi did not feel the death of Alessandro Manzoni any less keenly because Manzoni was a very old man. It was a grievous blow. He had long had a reverence, almost amounting to idolatry, for the eminent Italian novelist and poet. He had admired him from a distance and, when a meeting was fi nally arranged, he was moved to the depths. ’How shall I describe the extraordinary, indefi nable sensation I felt in the presence of your “saint”?’, he wrote to Countess Clarina Maffei. ’I would have gone down on my knees if one could worship men’. Earlier, he had tried to explain what it was he felt about him. Manzoni, he said, had written ’not only the greatest book of our time but one of the greatest books that the human mind has produced [I Promessi Sposi (’The Betrothed’)]. It’s not just a book, it’s a consolation to humanity. I was 16 when I fi rst read it. Since then … if anything my experience of men has made me admire it all the more – because it’s a true book … Oh, if artists could but understand that “true”, there would be no more composers of the future or composers of the past, no puristic, realistic or idealistic painters, no poets classic or romantic, but true poets, true painters, true composers’.

Tracklist

1.
Requiem - I. Requiem und kyrie
09:09
2.
Requiem - II. Dies irae
02:17
3.
Requiem - III. Tuba mirum
03:26
4.
Requiem - IV. Liber scriptus
05:03
5.
Requiem - V. Quid sum miser
03:37
6.
Requiem - VI. Rex tremendae
03:35
7.
Requiem - VII. Recordare
03:59
8.
Requiem - VIII. Ingemisco
03:28
9.
Requiem - IX. Confutatis
05:27
10.
Requiem - X. Lacrymosa
05:38
11.
Requiem - XI. Domine Jesu Christe
04:18
12.
Requiem - XII. Hostias
05:30
13.
Requiem - XIII. Sanctus
02:37
14.
Requiem - XIV. Agnus Dei
04:27
15.
Requiem - XV. Lux aeterna
06:17
16.
Requiem - XVI . Libera me, Dies irae, Requiem aeternam
07:23
17.
Requiem - XVII. Libera me
05:52

Total time: 01:22:03

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Producer

James Mallinson

Recording Engineer

Jonathan Stokes – Classic Sound Ltd

Recording location

The Barbican, London

Recording Type & Bit Rate

DSD64

Recording Software

Merging

SKU

LSO0683

Release Date March 3, 2016
SKU LSO0683

Press reviews

Gramophone

The LSO chorus are superb, as are the LSO themselves. The strings and brass, especially, respond to Noseda’s direction with refinement and panache.’

The Sunday Times

‘An impressively disciplined account of the mighty score, with expressive Italian soloists, a superb choir and the LSO on top form.’

BBC Music Magazine

‘A first rate musical thriller’

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