The Archive: Celebrating Verdi
The collection “The Archive” presents great performances by legendary artists, remastered using the latest digital technology and enhanced with commentary for today’s audiences. These jewels of music broadcasting have been salvaged from various archives and have been made accessible for home viewing audiences - appealing and enjoyable performances, that offer unique glimpses into our classical music heritage. This episode of Classic Archive brings the greatest performers of Giuseppe Verdi's compositions into focus: the Overture ‘La forza del destino’ is played by the NBC Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Arturo Toscanini in 1943. It is followed by performances of the Overture ‘I vespri siciliani’ and ‘Quattro pezzi sacri’ by the New Philharmonia Orchestra and Chorus led by Carlo Maria Giulini in 1968. On May 16, 1958, the London Symphony Orchestra under direction of Sir Charles Mackerras recorded Verdi’s ‘Stabat mater’, “Ehi ! Taverniere!” from ‘Falstaff’ and “Vanne… - Credo in un Dio crudel…” from ‘Otello’, with Tito Gobbi as soloist. Maria Callas and the Orchestre du Theatre national de l’Opéra de Paris led by Georges Sébastian finish this broadcast with their renditions of “Vanne, lasciami … D’amor sull’ali rosee… Miserere” from ‘Il Trovatore’.
Display Titles: The Archive: Celebrating Verdi
Artists: Arturo Toscanini,Carlo Maria Giulini,Maria Callas,Tito Gobbi,NBC Symphony Orchestra,New Philharmonia Orchestra,London Symphony Orchestra,Sir Charles Mackerras,Orchestre du Théâtre national de l'Opéra de Paris,Georges Sébastian
Location: United States of America, Fairfield Hall, Croydon; BBC studio, London
Concert Year: 1943