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New on takt1: “Messa da Requiem” with Currentzis

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

  • Verdi’s “Requiem” with Teodor Currentzis | Copyright: © takt1

    Verdi’s “Requiem” with Teodor Currentzis © takt1

  • Verdi’s “Requiem” at the premiere venue | Copyright: © takt1

    Verdi’s “Requiem” at the premiere venue © takt1

  • Teodor Currentzis in conversation with Holger Noltze | Copyright: © takt1

    Teodor Currentzis in conversation with Holger Noltze © takt1

Verdi’s “Requiem” is one of the most formidable works of the entire genre. Yet the composer was famously critical of the church, leading some to question how religious this music really is. Is it all just an opera in disguise?

Teodor Currentzis emphatically rejects this idea: together with his excellent ensemble MusicAeterna, he approaches the “Messa da Requiem” not as an opera, but as a dialogue with God on the weightiest of questions. And what better venue than the Chiesa di San Marco in Milan, which hosted the premiere of this monumental work in 1874.

In a takt1 exclusive interview, Holger Noltze spoke to Teodor Currentzis about his interpretation of the work. You can now watch both the magical concert and the interview in the takt1 media library.

English title Giuseppe Verdi's "Messa da Requiem"
Genre Choral Music
Recording location Chiesa di San Marco
Recording date April 12th 2019
Production year 2019
Production Company Ginger Lemon
English title of music work Messa da Requiem
Composer Giuseppe Verdi
Orchestra / Band MusicAeterna
Conductor Teodor Currentzis
Choir MusicAeterna
Soloist Zarina Abaeva
Soloist Dimitrio Popov
Soloist Ève-Maud Hubeaux
Soloist Tareq Nazmi

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