After the death of Rossini, several composers set about jointly writing a requiem mass for him. The plan, however, came to naught. Verdi, having written a single movement for it, later went on to supplement it to create the complete Requiem, which he dedicated to the memory of the writer and patriot Alessandro Manzoni.
Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901) premièred his Requiem in Milan's Basilica di San Marco on 22 May 1874. The work received tremendous acclaim, and its popularity has not flagged since. The ageing maestro, who long felt that Aida would be his last work in the genre of opera, was unable to resist setting the sacred text to music and created movements of amazing effect and dramatic power. Verdi, the great master of expressing emotion and passion, grief and joy through music, deploys his entire musical and dramatic arsenal to portray the spiritual condit...ion of a person who, in preparing for death, is afraid, and yet also filled with hope of redemption.
The Requiem is a unique masterpiece that continues to exert its effect on listeners, even those who have heard it many times. The identity of the conductor makes this concert by the Hungarian National Philharmonic and the Hungarian National Choir even more appealing. Ken-Ichiro Kobayashi, who led the ensemble decades ago and whom the Hungarian audience has had the chance to see conducting unforgettable performances of the Requiem on several occasions, will undertake the work with four top Hungarian singers.
Presented by: Hungarian National Philharmonic
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