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Live on takt1:“Messa da Requiem” with Currentzis

Author: takt1

Teodor Currentzis and his furious ensemble MusicAeterna with Verdi’s “Requiem” at the venue of the premiere: the Chiesa di San Marco in Milan.

  • Teodor Currentzis | Copyright: ©  Anton Zavjyalov

    Teodor Currentzis © Anton Zavjyalov

  • Fresco in the Chiesa di San Marco | Copyright: ©  Public Domain

    Fresco in the Chiesa di San Marco © Public Domain

When Gioachino Rossini died in 1868, Giuseppe Verdi called on a group of his composer colleagues to help him compose the collaborative work Messe per Rossini. The work never came to fruition, but Verdi had already composed his section: the “Libera me” from the finale.

From this germ grew his “Messa da Requiem” – one of the most popular choral works of all time, often ironically referred to as Verdi's “best opera”. There is no denying the operatic style of the work - but this is no bad thing, as the work was written with the concert hall in mind. With opera reformer Teodor Currentzis conducting at the location of the premiere, the Chiesa di San Marco in Milan, we can expect completely new aspects of this monumental work to be revealed.

Tune in for the live stream on 12 April at 20:30. All takt1 live streams are available as video on demand after the concerts.

English title Giuseppe Verdi's "Messa da Requiem"
Recording location Chiesa di San Marco, Milan
Recording date 12 April 2019
Composer Giuseppe Verdi
English title of music work Messa da Requiem
Orchestra / Band MusicAeterna
Conductor Teodor Currentzis

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