Giuseppe Verdi: Requiem (1874) 83′
Symphony Orchestra and Choir of Milan
Claus Peter Flor, conductor
Giuseppe Verdi's Requiem, the great work of the symphonic-choral repertoire, was premiered in 1874 to enormous success. For this reason, listening to the version of the monumental composition performed by the Milan Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Claus Peter Flor is of great value. Verdi wrote this work shortly after his opera help as a tribute to his friend Alessandro Manzoni, with whom he shared the values of the Risorgimento. In addition, the Release me Lord he takes it from the Mass by Rossini which he had written together with other composers after the composer's death.
The Milan Symphony Orchestra, founded in 1993 by Vladimir Delman and Luigi Corbani, has established itself over the past few years as one of the most relevant Italian formations. The Sala Verdi of the Milan Conservatory was his first venue, then he moved to the Teatro Líric, and finally found his favorite venue in the Milan l'Auditori, inaugurated in October 1999 with the Symphony no. 2 The resurrection by Mahler, conducted by Riccardo Chailly. Since the 2017/18 season, Claus Peter Flor has been the orchestra's musical director.