Julia Varady – Verdi – Messa da requiem (2021) [FLAC 24bit/48kHz]

Julia Varady – Verdi – Messa da requiem (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/48kHz | Time – 01:27:06 minutes | 871 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Orfeo

This recording of Verdi’s Messa da Requiem – an “opera in ecclestiastical robes”, as conductor Hans von B”ulow called it – was recorded in October 1980 at Stiftskirche Herzogenburg with Julia Varady, Alexandrina Milcheva, Alberto Cupido, Nicola Ghiuselev, ORF Choir and ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Leif Segerstam. The Messa da Requiem is a musical setting of the Catholic funeral mass (Requiem) for four soloists, double choir and orchestra by Giuseppe Verdi. It was composed in memory of Alessandro Manzoni, an Italian poet and novelist whom Verdi admired. The first performance, at the San Marco church in Milan on 22 May 1874, marked the first anniversary of Manzoni’s death. The work was at one time referred to as the “Manzoni” Requiem. Considered too operatic to be performed in a liturgical setting, it is usually given in concert form of around 90 minutes in length. Musicologist David Rosen calls it “probably the most frequently performed major choral work composed since the compilation of Mozart’s Requiem”.

1. J’ulia Varady – I. Introit – Kyrie
2. Vienna Radio Symphony Chorus – IIa. Sequence. Dies irae
3. Nicola Ghiuselev – IIb. Sequence. Tuba mirum – IIc. Sequence. Mors stupebit
4. Alexandrina Milcheva – IId. Sequence. Liber scriptus
5. J’ulia Varady – IIe. Sequence. Quid sum miser
6. J’ulia Varady – IIf. Sequence. Rex tremendae
7. J’ulia Varady – IIg. Sequence. Recordare
8. Alberto Cupido – IIh. Sequence. Ingemisco
9. Nicola Ghiuselev – IIi. Sequence. Confutatis
10. J’ulia Varady – IIj. Sequence. Lacrimosa
11. J’ulia Varady – IIIa. Offertory. Domine Jesu Christe
12. J’ulia Varady – IIIb. Offertory. Hostias
13. Vienna Radio Symphony Chorus – IV. Sanctus
14. J’ulia Varady – V. Agnus Dei
15. Alexandrina Milcheva – VI. Communion. Lux aeterna
16. J’ulia Varady – VIIa. Libera me – Dies irae – Requiem aeternam
17. J’ulia Varady – VIIb. Libera me