Verdi: Requiem (Cambridge Music Handbooks)

Verdi: Requiem (Cambridge Music Handbooks)

David Rosen


Verdi's Messa da Requiem is among the most often played works of the choral repertoire, and certainly one of Verdi's most crucial non-operatic works. This new instruction manual deals an updated account of the work's genesis, its functionality background, and matters concerning acting perform. The imperative chapters offer a descriptive research of the paintings, whereas exploring the various serious concerns raised through person sections, comparable to Verdi's interpretation of the textual content, his reactions to past Requiems by means of Mozart and Berlioz, in addition to the reception of his Requiem by way of critics. next chapters talk about probably the most vital alterations and revisions Verdi made in fashioning the Requiem. The author's ultimate discussions examine severe matters: the work's unità musicale, and the critical factor in its reception background, its usual prestige and the level to which the Requiem is operatic.

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