Monday, 16 November 2020

November with Verdi

I haven't yet put on here anything for November.  On Saturday BBC2 broadcast a performance of Mozart's "Requiem". That made me think of another great setting of the Requiem Mass - that of Verdi. I remember buying it on LPs in university, lashing out on an expensive Karajan recording. So I came across this later live recording, also by Karajan. The soloists, a stellar line-up as they say, includes Anna Tomova-Sintow, Agnes Baltsa, Joe Carreras and Jose van Dam. Orchestra is the Vienna State Opera.  This is the "Larimosa", the final part of the Sequence from the Requiem Mass. Relax, listen, remember, and maybe pray... 


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