Verdi and more…

Chicago Symphony:

  • Choral Works by Beethoven, Brahms & Verdi

Daniel Barenboim was named music director designate of the CSO in January 1989, and he assumed leadership as the Orchestra’s ninth music director in September 1991, a position he held until June 2006.

In this recording we get to hear three major works, each with a religious/spiritual theme. The selections are:


  • Missa Solemnis in D major, Op. 123

Tina Kiberg (soprano), Waltraud Meier (mezzo-soprano), John Aler (tenor), Robert Holl (bass), Samuel Magad (solo violin) & David Schrader (organ)


  • Ein Deutsches Requiem, Op. 45

Janet Williams (soprano) & Thomas Hampson (baritone)


  • Requiem

Alessandra Marc (soprano), Waltraud Meier (mezzo-soprano), Plácido Domingo (tenor) & Ferruccio Furlanetto (bass)

Performed by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Daniel Barenboim

Here is a section of the German Requiem with Claudio Abbado



And here is Verdi’s Requiem, with the BBC Symphony Chorus, BBC National Chorus of Wales, London Philharmonic Choir, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Semyon Bychkov – conductor



Tags: Verdi’s Requiem, Brahms German Requiem, Beethoven Missa Solemnis

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