Verdi: Requiem

Aside from his operas, Verdi is best known for his extraordinary Requiem, written in memory of the Italian writer and nationalist Alessandro Manzoni. The dramatic power of the famous Dies irae and the sublime lyricism of the work’s solo passages have led many to describe it as more of an opera than a formal Requiem Mass.

LSO0683  82 minutes 3 seconds (2 discs)
'Sir Colin Davis understands this work only too well and invests the wilder passages with a savagery some conductors half his age might think twice about … this is one of the most driven things I ...