Tuesday 4 October 2016

Dies Irae from Verdi's Requiem.

For your viewing pleasure on YouTube, a fine all-Italian quartet of soloists, although non of the other three can quite match the power of impressive soprano Erika Grimaldi. London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Gianandrea Noseda. The Mezzo was Daniela Barcellona, Tenor Francesco Meli, and Bass Michele Pertusi. Recorded live on 18 September 2016 in the Barbican Centre (where good orchestras go to die), London. Most enjoyable with the aid of a good pair of headphones (I used Audioquest Nighthawks).

Look for this to be released on the LSO Live label at some point.