Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Verdi - without Words - Kunzel, Cincinatti Pops



In opera, the singing/words/text is married to the music, but it is the music above all that must create moods and evoke sentiment- whether it is pity, romance, jealousy, rage, pomp, melancholy, heartbreak, ecstasy, passion, mystery, etc. Erich Kunzel and his Pops Orchestra performs a wonderful array of Verdi music scores from his most famous grand operas. This album opens with Aida and there is much to admire here. The Triumphal March is a spectacle-scene which features parades of dancing girls and wild animals as Radames returns victorious. This music is famous for its prominent use of trumpet and chorus. Its orchestral version is equally bombastic. The Anvil Chorus from Il Trovatore is another smash Verdi hit, a chorus piece but on orchestra, it is very catchy as well. Further to these fine works, the album features music from Verdi's Otello and La Traviata. This recording is a delight.--Amazon

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1 comment:

  1. It's a pity, I can't understand why there is only one track, and what is worse, that is not included a cue file to split the only one track.
    I hope this attitude change in a near future.
    Anyway thank you for the post.



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