19 Jun 2013

Curtain Raiser: Verdi - Requiem

From the collecton Curtain Raiser
Title page of first edition of Verdi Requiem

Title page of first edition of Verdi Requiem Photo: Ricordi, Public Domain

Written in 1873 when Verdi was at the height of his powers as an operatic composer, the Requiem is filled with immediately appealing melodies.  Each of the 18 sections of the work is highly individual and unforgettable.  Erica Challis takes us through some highlights.

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