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Muti, CSO and Chorus - Verdi Requiem (CSO RESOUND)

CSO Resound Verdi Requiem

Chicago Symphony Orchestra 
Riccardo Muti conductor
Barbara Frittoli soprano
Olga Borodina mezzo-soprano
Mario Zeffiri tenor
Ildar Abdrazakov bass
Chicago Symphony Chorus 
Duain Wolfe chorus director

VERDI Messa da Requiem

Hailed by the Chicago Tribune as “a glorious achievement”, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and music director Riccardo Muti perform Verdi’s Requiem Mass, featuring the Chicago Symphony Chorus and four outstanding soloists.  Winner of two Grammy ® Awards including Best Classical Album and Best Choral Performance, this stunning performance brilliantly captures both the pathos and passion of Verdi’s masterpiece. “[Muti’s] profound sense of the score and his mastery of the CSO forces are fully evident. The orchestral playing is incomparable…” -Sound and Vision

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Track listing

Disc 1 
1. Requiem and Kyrie 9:52
2. Dies irae 2:26
3. Tuba mirum 1:58
4. Mors stupebit 1:23
5. Liber scriptus 5:08
6. Quid sum miser 3:54
7. Rex tremendae 3:52
8. Recordare 4:21
9. Ingemisco 3:37
10. Confutatis 5:27
11. Lacrimosa 6:29

Disc 2
1 Offertorio 10:47
2 Sanctus 2:35
3 Agnus Dei 5:43
4 Lux aeterna 7:00
5 Libera me 15:06

Total Timing: 89:28


Additional Details

Producer: Christopher Alder
Engineer: Christopher Willis
Audio post-production: Classic Sound Limited, UK
Recorded live in Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center on January 15, 16, and 17, 2009
Total playing time: 1:29:28
32-page booklet with notes, biographies, and text in English, French and German


Praise for these concerts

“I’m sure many in the packed hall will long remember it as a life-changing experience…The thwacks of the bass drum ricocheted mightily…, with the fiery blasts of the brass from the balcony really sounding as if Heaven were beckoning.” —Chicago Tribune


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