Verdi: Requiem

Signum Records are proud to present the first release in a new series of live orchestral recordings featuring the illustrious St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, led by their chief conductor Yuri Temirkanov. These new recordings have been made possible thanks to the recent refurbishment of their home concert venue, the Grand Philharmonic Hall, allowing many of us to hear for the first time the excitement of the Philharmonic’s performances in their resident city of St Petersburg.

SIGCD184  85 minutes 49 seconds (2 discs)
'The darker side of Verdi suits the Russian mood. La Scala itself would be hard-pressed to offer more appropriately sounded and coloured singing and playing than that provided here by the Mikhailovsky ...
'This is a full-blooded performance of Verdi 's late work … full marks for passion' (The Daily Telegraph)