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Essential Verdi - 40 of His Greatest Masterpieces (2 CD Set)
Alberto Erede, Bernard Haitink, Colin Davis
Essential Verdi - 40 of His Greatest Masterpieces (2 CD Set)
Genre: Classical
  •  Track Listings (20) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (20) - Disc #2


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Just Stunning!
(5 out of 5 stars)

"In my opinion this recording is stunning. I am not usually a fan of compilations in classical music, as they're usually watered down representations made under the presumption that the listener would find the full-blown version intimidating or boring. This one, however, is not only an exception in my view, but a recording that deserves a high place of honor in every serious listener's collection. The representation of artists, both vocal and orchestral, is breathtaking and impressive for the span of years. A great big thank you to the people at Decca responsible for putting this collection together, as it is obvious to this listener that a great deal of thought and care went into looking for the most beautiful version of every piece on here. I have purchased two copies, one for home and one for the office, and have gotten two friends similarly hooked. I am also feverishly searching for more pairings of Joan Sutherland and Carlo Bergonzi. In the meantime, I'm on to Essential Puccini!!"
A. Tohline | Athens, OH | 06/05/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I don't say incredible about too many things, but Verdi was the zenith of Italian Opera and Solti and the Chicago Symphony and the Vienna Philharmonic are the quintessential ensembles for modern classical performance. Not to mention that most of the voices showcased have their own lines of CDs (Pavarotti, etc.) This CD is the best Verdi album available, and it has EVERYTHING. BUY THIS CD!"
Great music...stunning recording quality
DWPC | Ventura, CA United States | 10/31/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a marvelous compendium of Verdi's opera works that even the serious opera fan wouldn't turn his nose up at. These are the top contemporary soloists singing with first tier orchestras. When I saw the Decca label, I expected reasonable quality, but this disk is stunningly well engineered. Most of the vocals match the best jazz cds for immediacy and intimacy, and the orchestras are equally well done."