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Verdi “Requiem”, Philharmonia Orchestra & Chorus, Gatti, Royal Festival Hall

It was clear that there was an Italian on the podium. While muted strings invoked an atmosphere so crepuscular that that one involuntarily closed one’s eyes the murmur of voices intoning the words “Requiem aeternam” seemed to come from deep inside the cathedral. The theatricality of Verdi’s Messa da Requiem is inescapable but what was … [Read More]

Posted on 21/04/2013
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