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Giuseppe Verdi

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La Roncole, Italy (1813 – 1901)

Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi (La Roncole, Italy, October 9 or 10, 1813 – January 27, 1901) was an Italian Romantic composer, mainly of opera. He was one of the most influential composers in the 19th century. His works are frequently performed in opera houses throughout the world and, transcending the boundaries of the genre, some of his themes have long since taken root in popular culture - such as “La donna è mobile” from Rigoletto, “Va, pensiero” (The Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves) from Nabucco, and “Libiamo ne’ lieti calici” (The Drinking Song) from La traviata. Although his work was sometimes criticized for using a generally diatonic rather than a chromatic musical idiom and having a tendency toward melodrama, Verdi’s masterworks dominate the standard repertoire a century and a half after their composition.

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  • Fakyre

    L'immense Verdi.

    11 Feb 10:48pm Reply
  • MisterJunior

    @Ali-Red: Have you heard his "Quattro pezzi sacri?" They're shorter sacred works he wrote at various points from the late 1880s on. Several recordings of the Requiem include the four pieces .

    6 Feb 7:47am Reply
  • MuzykoLubna

    <3

    26 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Ali-Red

    he should have composed more sacred works, his requiem is just so grand and full of passion. I wish there was more.

    18 Nov 2013 Reply
  • sergioguilherme

    pls come to brazil

    6 Nov 2013 Reply
  • ballseven

    La Donna e Mobile <3

    29 Oct 2013 Reply
  • AliscaSelezneva

    Как можно сравнивать Вагнера и Верди? Каждый по-своему велик, творчество каждого - это маленькое сражение за культуру и историю своей страны. Да, их музыка очень различна, да, именно Вагнеровская музыка заложила основы музыки 20 века, но судьбы композиторов весьма похожи - ими двигала любовь к музыке, искусству. Верди - герой борьбы за независимость Италии, посвятивший свою жизнь воспеванию Италии, ее богатых традиций и много сделавший для ее объединения, мелодический дар композитора поистине велик. Браво, маэстро!

    14 Oct 2013 Reply
  • AliscaSelezneva

    Великий! С юбилеем!

    10 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Turmoil410

    200 лет прошло, а люди слушают!

    10 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Funkulow

    http://www.bloglive.it/muti-omaggia-verdi-puccini-allopera-roma-117862.html

    5 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Funkulow

    http://www.bloglive.it/giuseppe-verdi-celebrato-due-nuovi-francobolli-114598.html

    23 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Vladislava_

    Травиата --настоящий бессмертный шедевр

    21 Apr 2013 Reply
  • venonoso

    I imagine Verdi to be a bounty hunter now

    1 Mar 2013 Reply
  • lll__

    whoa now... don't be a genre-ist. every genre has greatness in it somewhere

    20 Feb 2013 Reply
  • YvandresQR

    Calling Verdi "so Metal" is an insult, he´s 100000000000000000000000000 times better than Metal...

    8 Feb 2013 Reply
  • BergoDrake

    Dies Irae is today.

    21 Dec 2012 Reply
  • Mafffam

    Ciao Bello!

    6 Sep 2012 Reply
  • peterh_1237

    Max Bruch

    30 May 2012 Reply
  • FeatgaryTD

    "La Traviata" is inmortal and epic.

    4 May 2012 Reply
  • yesume

    buenaza

    29 Apr 2012 Reply
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