Daniel Barenboim conducts Verdi’s Requiem

Daniel Barenboim conducts Verdi’s Requiem

Berliner Philharmoniker
Daniel Barenboim

Elena Stikhina, Anita Rachvelishvili, Fabio Sartori, René Pape, Rundfunkchor Berlin

  • Giuseppe Verdi
    Messa da Requiem

    Elena Stikhina soprano, Anita Rachvelishvili mezzo-soprano, Fabio Sartori tenor, René Pape bass, Rundfunkchor Berlin

Hans von Bülow, the first chief conductor of the Berliner Philharmoniker, was deeply moved: “Even in a rather mediocre performance,” he wrote to Giuseppe Verdi, his Requiem had “moved me to tears”. The work does, in fact, have an emotional immediacy that is unusual for liturgical music – for example, in the Dies Irae, which depicts a shattering apocalypse. This performance will be led by Daniel Barenboim, honorary conductor of the Berliner Philharmoniker.

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