Verdi's Requiem - the world première recording

"Neither Minghini-Cattaneo, a much underrated mezzo, nor Ezio Pinza have been surpassed on record in this music. The mezzo sings throughout with opulent tone, biting attack and consistent steadiness, and she never forgets to convey the meaning of what she is interpreting. She isn’t over-subtle concerning dynamics. In that respect she is given a lesson by Pinza, who is at all times responsive to what Verdi wrote as regards note values and emphases. Everything he does here is exemplary. Franco Lo Giudice has precisely the right Verdian tang for the tenor’s music and sings with total conviction..."
- Alan Blyth, Gramophone magazine

Recorded just 28 years after Verdi's death, this first ever recording of his Requiem breathes Verdian life - and death. This stunning new transfer by Mark Obert-Thorn reveals just how much details was captured in that recording, made nearly 90 years ago. An absolute masterpiece.