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Verdi - Messa da Requiem | Haenssler Profil PH16075

Verdi - Messa da Requiem

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Label: Haenssler Profil

Cat No: PH16075

Barcode: 0881488160758

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 12th April 2019

Contents

Artists

Krassimira Stoyanova (soprano)
Marina Prudenskaja (mezzo-soprano)
Charles Castronovo (tenor)
Georg Zeppenfeld (bass)
Sachsischer Staatsopernchor Dresden
Staatskapelle Dresden

Conductor

Christian Thielemann

Works

Verdi, Giuseppe

Requiem (Messa da Requiem)

Artists

Krassimira Stoyanova (soprano)
Marina Prudenskaja (mezzo-soprano)
Charles Castronovo (tenor)
Georg Zeppenfeld (bass)
Sachsischer Staatsopernchor Dresden
Staatskapelle Dresden

Conductor

Christian Thielemann

About

The Verdi Requiem in memory of the destruction of Dresden on 13 February 1945. The Requiem concerts of the Dresden Staatskapelle on Dresden Memorial Day maintain a long tradition. It is 68 years now since 13 February 1951, when Rudolf Kempe, at that time General Music Director of the Dresden Staatsoper and Principal Conductor of the Dresden Staatskapelle, conducted the Messa da Requiem by Giuseppe Verdi, the first Requiem to be performed on this day in remembrance of the bombing of Dresden in February 1945, during which many thousands perished within the space of a few hours and large parts of the city were destroyed. The effects of the war were everywhere to be seen in Dresden in 1951; heaps of rubble dominated the city. The presentation of the Verdi Requiem in the Large Auditorium of the Staatstheater  the present-day Schauspielhaus  left a deep impression on those present, who listened in awed silence. The horrors of the air raids were still a vivid memory, the emotional and physical wounds of the war far from healed, and the experience of shared mourning helped the bereaved to come to terms with their grief over the loss of close friends and family. The daily newspaper Die Union reported: "The emotional involvement and deep gratitude of the audience could not be better expressed than by their departure in silence." Since that day, the Staatskapelle and the chorus of the Staatsoper have met every year on Dresden Memorial Day to present one of the great Requiem settings or a similar work appropriate to the occasion.

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