Verdi: Requiem (Cambridge Music Handbooks)

Verdi: Requiem (Cambridge Music Handbooks)

David Rosen


Verdi's Messa da Requiem is without doubt one of the most often played works of the choral repertoire, and considered one of Verdi's most vital non-operatic works. This new guide deals an up to date account of the work's genesis, its functionality background, and matters concerning appearing perform. The vital chapters offer a descriptive research of the paintings, whereas exploring a number of the serious matters raised through person sections, equivalent to Verdi's interpretation of the textual content, his reactions to past Requiems by way of Mozart and Berlioz, in addition to the reception of his Requiem by means of critics. next chapters talk about one of the most very important alterations and revisions Verdi made in fashioning the Requiem. The author's ultimate discussions examine serious concerns: the work's unità musicale, and the significant factor in its reception background, its usual prestige and the level to which the Requiem is operatic.

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