Guiseppe Verdi

Guiseppe Verdi

Guiseppe VerdiGiuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi (Italian pronunciation: ; 10 October 1813 - 27 January 1901) was an Italian Romantic composer, mainly of opera. He was one of the most influential composers of 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 e mobile" from Rigoletto, "Va, pensiero" (The Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves) from Nabucco, "Libiamo ne' lieti calici" (The Drinking Song) from La traviata and the "Grand March" from Aida. 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.

Verdi's predecessors who influenced his music were Rossini, Bellini, Giacomo Meyerbeer and, most notably, Gaetano Donizetti and Saverio Mercadante. With the exception of Otello and Aida, he was free of Wagner's influence. Although respectful of Gounod, Verdi was careful not to learn anything from the Frenchman whom many of Verdi's contemporaries regarded as the greatest living composer. Some strains in Aida suggest at least a superficial familiarity with the works of the Russian composer Mikhail Glinka, whom Franz Liszt, after his tour of the Russian Empire as a pianist, popularized in Western Europe.
Throughout his career, Verdi rarely utilised the high C in his tenor arias, citing the fact that the opportunity to sing that particular note in front of an audience distracts the performer before and after the note appears. However, he did provide high Cs to Duprez in Jerusalem and to Tamberlick in the original version of La forza del destino. The high C often heard in the aria Di quella pira does not appear in Verdi's score.

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Passi d'orchestra - Bass Clarinet mrclarinet92 (1)
1021d ago
5 Clarinet Original
Aida juririnko (22)
1390d ago
1 Violin Original
Addi Del Passato nomcsi (1)
2226d ago
5 Piano, Vocal Original
'Libiamo ne Lieti Calici' from La Traviata garethperilli18 (14)
2556d ago
10 Piano, Violin, Clarinet Transcription
Coro de gitanos scoreserch (1)
2672d ago
2 Vocal Original
Drinking Song mike31673 (59)
2683d ago
1 Vocal Transcription
Nabuco - Hebrew Slave fenixha (14)
2689d ago
10 Piano, Vocal Transcription
Requiem heriotsmus1 (1)
2692d ago
20 Vocal Transcription
Si pel ciel TenoreNero (2)
2696d ago
13 Piano, Vocal Other
Rigoletto Dragonona1 (28)
2697d ago
7 Clarinet Transcription
verdi saper vorreste3 zainabkhan (3)
2698d ago
3 Piano, Vocal Other
saper vorreste2 zainabkhan (3)
2698d ago
3 Piano, Vocal Other
saper vorreste zainabkhan (3)
2698d ago
3 Piano, Vocal Other
Va pensiero nerowolf63 (4)
2698d ago
4 Piano, Vocal Original
canzoniere macchiavelli (14)
2702d ago
161 Guitar, Vocal Book
Caro nome eufieper (127)
2703d ago
8 Trumpet Transcription
Va-pensiero sibfile (5)
2705d ago
2 Piano Transcription
Addio del pasato meduarte1975 (4)
2705d ago
11 Piano, Vocal Transcription
Va pensiero neri (3)
2711d ago
5 Vocal Other
La donna รจ mobile per 4 fl., basso, perc. e pf. a 4 mani GianPaolo (11)
2717d ago
10 Flute Transcription