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Verdi: Macbeth

Fabio Biondi, Europa Galante, Giuseppe Valentino Buzza, Giovanni Meoni

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A vivid demonstration of how widely Fabio Biondi’s musical imagination runs comes with his new recording of Giuseppe Verdi’s work of genius, Macbeth. It is the original Florentine 1847 version of the work, shorn of the Paris revisions more typically found on record, which Fabio Biondi has opted to conduct, the director believing in its greater dramatic and stylistic coherence. Verdi was of the opinion that the Shakespearean tragedy was “one of the greatest creations of the human spirit” and set himself the task of rendering the fire of its drama into music during and following a period when his physical health had broken down. With its scenes of murder, battle and sleep-walking, brindisi and witches’ choruses all creating a sombre atmosphere drenched with paranoia and a lust for power, the dramatic flow of the opera places vast demands on the soloists, notably upon the unhappy title-role couple.
Fabio Biondi’s version comes with baritone Giovanni Meoni, a leading Verdi specialist as Macbeth whilst the larger-than-life role of Lady Macbeth is taken by a noted present-day Salome, Médée (and Medea), the soprano Nadja Michael. Bass Fabrizio Beggi assumes the part of Banquo, both when alive and as a ghost. Important also in the work (and as described by Stefano Russomanno in his accompanying essay) is the chorus, a leading protagonist for the composer, and here the Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic Choir. Critical also is Verdi’s orchestral writing for Macbeth, introducing rare and radical tonal colourings and Fabio Biondi, directing his Europa Galante from the violin, is just the radical, challenging musical spirit to breathe new life into Verdi’s masterpiece and its search for dramatic truth. © Glossa

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Macbeth, Act I (Giuseppe Verdi)

1
Preludio
Europe Galante
00:02:50

Giuseppe Verdi, Composer - Fabio Biondi, Conductor - Europa Galante, Orchestra, MainArtist

(C) 2018 Glossa (P) 2018 Glossa

2
Che faceste? Dite su!
Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic Choir
00:03:31

Giuseppe Verdi, Composer - Fabio Biondi, Conductor - Europa Galante, Orchestra - Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic Choir, Choir, MainArtist

(C) 2018 Glossa (P) 2018 Glossa

3
Giorno non vidi mai di fiero, e bello!
Giovanni Meoni
00:04:10

Giuseppe Verdi, Composer - Fabio Biondi, Conductor - Europa Galante, Orchestra - Giovanni Meoni, Artist, MainArtist - Fabrizio Beggi, Artist - Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic Choir, Choir

(C) 2018 Glossa (P) 2018 Glossa

4
Due vaticini compiuti or sono
Giovanni Meoni
00:02:29

Giuseppe Verdi, Composer - Fabio Biondi, Conductor - Europa Galante, Orchestra - Giovanni Meoni, Artist, MainArtist - Fabrizio Beggi, Artist - Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic Choir, Choir

(C) 2018 Glossa (P) 2018 Glossa

5
S'allontanarono!
Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic Choir
00:02:14

Giuseppe Verdi, Composer - Fabio Biondi, Conductor - Europa Galante, Orchestra - Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic Choir, Choir, MainArtist

(C) 2018 Glossa (P) 2018 Glossa

6
Nel dì della vittoria io le incontrai...
Nadja Michael
00:02:37

Giuseppe Verdi, Composer - Fabio Biondi, Conductor - Europa Galante, Orchestra - Nadja Michael, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2018 Glossa (P) 2018 Glossa

7
Vieni! T'affretta
Nadja Michael
00:02:24

Giuseppe Verdi, Composer - Fabio Biondi, Conductor - Europa Galante, Orchestra - Nadja Michael, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2018 Glossa (P) 2018 Glossa

8
Al cader della sera
Federico Benetti
00:01:08

Giuseppe Verdi, Composer - Fabio Biondi, Conductor - Europa Galante, Orchestra - Nadja Michael, Artist - Federico Benetti, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2018 Glossa (P) 2018 Glossa

9
Or tutti sorgete
Nadja Michael
00:03:32

Giuseppe Verdi, Composer - Fabio Biondi, Conductor - Europa Galante, Orchestra - Nadja Michael, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2018 Glossa (P) 2018 Glossa

10
Oh donna mia!
Giovanni Meoni
00:01:12

Giuseppe Verdi, Composer - Fabio Biondi, Conductor - Europa Galante, Orchestra - Nadja Michael, Artist - Giovanni Meoni, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2018 Glossa (P) 2018 Glossa

11
Marcia
Europe Galante
00:01:34

Giuseppe Verdi, Composer - Fabio Biondi, Conductor - Europa Galante, Orchestra, MainArtist

(C) 2018 Glossa (P) 2018 Glossa

12
Sappia la sposa mia che
Nadja Michael
00:04:26

Giuseppe Verdi, Composer - Fabio Biondi, Conductor - Europa Galante, Orchestra - Nadja Michael, Artist, MainArtist - Giovanni Meoni, Artist

(C) 2018 Glossa (P) 2018 Glossa

13
Fatal mia donna!
Giovanni Meoni
00:02:06

Giuseppe Verdi, Composer - Fabio Biondi, Conductor - Europa Galante, Orchestra - Nadja Michael, Artist - Giovanni Meoni, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2018 Glossa (P) 2018 Glossa

14
Sei vano, o Macbetto
Nadja Michael
00:01:38

Giuseppe Verdi, Composer - Fabio Biondi, Conductor - Europa Galante, Orchestra - Nadja Michael, Artist, MainArtist - Giovanni Meoni, Artist

(C) 2018 Glossa (P) 2018 Glossa

15
Il pugnal là riportate
Nadja Michael
00:00:54

Giuseppe Verdi, Composer - Fabio Biondi, Conductor - Europa Galante, Orchestra - Nadja Michael, Artist, MainArtist - Giovanni Meoni, Artist

(C) 2018 Glossa (P) 2018 Glossa

16
Vieni altrove!
Nadja Michael
00:00:55

Giuseppe Verdi, Composer - Fabio Biondi, Conductor - Europa Galante, Orchestra - Nadja Michael, Artist, MainArtist - Giovanni Meoni, Artist

(C) 2018 Glossa (P) 2018 Glossa

17
Di destarlo per tempo il re m'impose
Giuseppe Valentino Buzza
00:00:28

Giuseppe Verdi, Composer - Fabio Biondi, Conductor - Europa Galante, Orchestra - Giuseppe Valentino Buzza, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2018 Glossa (P) 2018 Glossa

18
O qual orrenda notte!
Fabrizio Beggi
00:02:01

Giuseppe Verdi, Composer - Fabio Biondi, Conductor - Europa Galante, Orchestra - Nadja Michael, Artist - Giovanni Meoni, Artist - Fabrizio Beggi, Artist, MainArtist - Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic Choir, Choir - Marco Ciaponi, Artist - Giuseppe Valentino Buzza, Artist - Valentina Marghinotti, Artist

(C) 2018 Glossa (P) 2018 Glossa

19
Schiudi, inferno
Fabrizio Beggi
00:02:26

Giuseppe Verdi, Composer - Fabio Biondi, Conductor - Europa Galante, Orchestra - Nadja Michael, Artist - Giovanni Meoni, Artist - Fabrizio Beggi, Artist, MainArtist - Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic Choir, Choir - Marco Ciaponi, Artist - Giuseppe Valentino Buzza, Artist - Valentina Marghinotti, Artist

(C) 2018 Glossa (P) 2018 Glossa

20
L'ira tua formidabile e pronta
Fabrizio Beggi
00:02:42

Giuseppe Verdi, Composer - Fabio Biondi, Conductor - Europa Galante, Orchestra - Nadja Michael, Artist - Giovanni Meoni, Artist - Fabrizio Beggi, Artist, MainArtist - Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic Choir, Choir - Marco Ciaponi, Artist - Giuseppe Valentino Buzza, Artist - Valentina Marghinotti, Artist

(C) 2018 Glossa (P) 2018 Glossa

Macbeth, Act II (Giuseppe Verdi)

21
Perché mi sfuggi
Nadja Michael
00:02:36

Giuseppe Verdi, Composer - Fabio Biondi, Conductor - Europa Galante, Orchestra - Nadja Michael, Artist, MainArtist - Giovanni Meoni, Artist

(C) 2018 Glossa (P) 2018 Glossa

22
Trionfai!
Nadja Michael
00:03:19

Giuseppe Verdi, Composer - Fabio Biondi, Conductor - Europa Galante, Orchestra - Nadja Michael, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2018 Glossa (P) 2018 Glossa

23
Chi v'impose unirvi a noi?
Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic Choir
00:03:08

Giuseppe Verdi, Composer - Fabio Biondi, Conductor - Europa Galante, Orchestra - Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic Choir, Choir, MainArtist

(C) 2018 Glossa (P) 2018 Glossa

24
Studia il passo, o mio figlio...
Fabrizio Beggi
00:01:05

Giuseppe Verdi, Composer - Fabio Biondi, Conductor - Europa Galante, Orchestra - Fabrizio Beggi, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2018 Glossa (P) 2018 Glossa

25
Come dal ciel precipita
Fabrizio Beggi
00:03:12

Giuseppe Verdi, Composer - Fabio Biondi, Conductor - Europa Galante, Orchestra - Fabrizio Beggi, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2018 Glossa (P) 2018 Glossa

26
Salve, O Re!
Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic Choir
00:01:51

Giuseppe Verdi, Composer - Fabio Biondi, Conductor - Europa Galante, Orchestra - Nadja Michael, Artist - Giovanni Meoni, Artist - Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic Choir, Choir, MainArtist

(C) 2018 Glossa (P) 2018 Glossa

27
Si colmi il calice
Nadja Michael
00:02:07

Giuseppe Verdi, Composer - Fabio Biondi, Conductor - Europa Galante, Orchestra - Nadja Michael, Artist, MainArtist - Unknown Artist, Artist - Giovanni Meoni, Artist - Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic Choir, Choir

(C) 2018 Glossa (P) 2018 Glossa

28
Che ti scosta, o re mio sposo
Nadja Michael
00:02:53

Giuseppe Verdi, Composer - Fabio Biondi, Conductor - Europa Galante, Orchestra - Nadja Michael, Artist, MainArtist - Giovanni Meoni, Artist - Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic Choir, Choir

(C) 2018 Glossa (P) 2018 Glossa

29
Si colmi il calice
Nadja Michael
00:01:05

Giuseppe Verdi, Composer - Fabio Biondi, Conductor - Europa Galante, Orchestra - Nadja Michael, Artist, MainArtist - Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic Choir, Choir

(C) 2018 Glossa (P) 2018 Glossa

30
Va, spirto d'abisso!
Giovanni Meoni
00:01:47

Giuseppe Verdi, Composer - Fabio Biondi, Conductor - Europa Galante, Orchestra - Nadja Michael, Artist - Giovanni Meoni, Artist, MainArtist - Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic Choir, Choir

(C) 2018 Glossa (P) 2018 Glossa

31
Sangue a me quell'ombra chiede
Giovanni Meoni
00:03:20

Giuseppe Verdi, Composer - Fabio Biondi, Conductor - Europa Galante, Orchestra - Nadja Michael, Artist - Giovanni Meoni, Artist, MainArtist - Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic Choir, Choir - Giuseppe Valentino Buzza, Artist

(C) 2018 Glossa (P) 2018 Glossa

DISC 2

Macbeth, Act III (Giuseppe Verdi)

1
Tre volte miagola
Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic Choir
00:04:00

Giuseppe Verdi, Composer - Fabio Biondi, Conductor - Europa Galante, Orchestra - Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic Choir, Choir, MainArtist

(C) 2018 Glossa (P) 2018 Glossa

2
Che fate voi
Giovanni Meoni
00:06:22

Giuseppe Verdi, Composer - Fabio Biondi, Conductor - Europa Galante, Orchestra - Unknown Artist, Artist - Giovanni Meoni, Artist, MainArtist - Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic Choir, Choir

(C) 2018 Glossa (P) 2018 Glossa

3
Fuggi, regal fantasima
Giovanni Meoni
00:03:58

Giuseppe Verdi, Composer - Fabio Biondi, Conductor - Europa Galante, Orchestra - Giovanni Meoni, Artist, MainArtist - Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic Choir, Choir

(C) 2018 Glossa (P) 2018 Glossa

4
Ondine e Silfidi
Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic Choir
00:02:48

Giuseppe Verdi, Composer - Fabio Biondi, Conductor - Europa Galante, Orchestra - Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic Choir, Choir, MainArtist

(C) 2018 Glossa (P) 2018 Glossa

5
Ove son io?
Giovanni Meoni
00:00:45

Giuseppe Verdi, Composer - Fabio Biondi, Conductor - Europa Galante, Orchestra - Giovanni Meoni, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2018 Glossa (P) 2018 Glossa

6
Vada in fiamme
Giovanni Meoni
00:02:13

Giuseppe Verdi, Composer - Fabio Biondi, Conductor - Europa Galante, Orchestra - Giovanni Meoni, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2018 Glossa (P) 2018 Glossa

MacBeth, Act IV (Giuseppe Verdi)

7
Patria oppressa!
Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic Choir
00:03:44

Giuseppe Verdi, Composer - Fabio Biondi, Conductor - Europa Galante, Orchestra - Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic Choir, Choir, MainArtist

(C) 2018 Glossa (P) 2018 Glossa

8
O figli, o figli miei!
Giuseppe Valentino Buzza
00:01:03

Giuseppe Verdi, Composer - Fabio Biondi, Conductor - Europa Galante, Orchestra - Giuseppe Valentino Buzza, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2018 Glossa (P) 2018 Glossa

9
Ah, la paterna mano
Giuseppe Valentino Buzza
00:02:11

Giuseppe Verdi, Composer - Fabio Biondi, Conductor - Europa Galante, Orchestra - Giuseppe Valentino Buzza, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2018 Glossa (P) 2018 Glossa

10
Dove siam?
Marco Ciaponi
00:00:52

Giuseppe Verdi, Composer - Fabio Biondi, Conductor - Europa Galante, Orchestra - Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic Choir, Choir - Marco Ciaponi, Artist, MainArtist - Giuseppe Valentino Buzza, Artist

(C) 2018 Glossa (P) 2018 Glossa

11
La patria tradita
Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic Choir
00:01:55

Giuseppe Verdi, Composer - Fabio Biondi, Conductor - Europa Galante, Orchestra - Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic Choir, Choir, MainArtist - Marco Ciaponi, Artist - Giuseppe Valentino Buzza, Artist

(C) 2018 Glossa (P) 2018 Glossa

12
Largo
Europe Galante
00:02:53

Giuseppe Verdi, Composer - Fabio Biondi, Conductor - Europa Galante, Orchestra, MainArtist

(C) 2018 Glossa (P) 2018 Glossa

13
Vegliammo invan due notti
Federico Benetti
00:01:19

Giuseppe Verdi, Composer - Fabio Biondi, Conductor - Europa Galante, Orchestra - Federico Benetti, Artist, MainArtist - Valentina Marghinotti, Artist

(C) 2018 Glossa (P) 2018 Glossa

14
Una macchia è qui tuttora
Nadja Michael
00:06:19

Giuseppe Verdi, Composer - Fabio Biondi, Conductor - Europa Galante, Orchestra - Nadja Michael, Artist, MainArtist - Federico Benetti, Artist - Valentina Marghinotti, Artist

(C) 2018 Glossa (P) 2018 Glossa

15
Perfidi! All'anglo contra me v'unite!
Giovanni Meoni
00:01:31

Giuseppe Verdi, Composer - Fabio Biondi, Conductor - Europa Galante, Orchestra - Giovanni Meoni, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2018 Glossa (P) 2018 Glossa

16
Pietà, rispetto, omore
Giovanni Meoni
00:02:39

Giuseppe Verdi, Composer - Fabio Biondi, Conductor - Europa Galante, Orchestra - Giovanni Meoni, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2018 Glossa (P) 2018 Glossa

17
Ella è morta!
Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic Choir
00:03:39

Giuseppe Verdi, Composer - Fabio Biondi, Conductor - Europa Galante, Orchestra - Giovanni Meoni, Artist - Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic Choir, Choir, MainArtist - Marco Ciaponi, Artist - Giuseppe Valentino Buzza, Artist - Valentina Marghinotti, Artist

(C) 2018 Glossa (P) 2018 Glossa

18
Mal per me che m'affidai
Giovanni Meoni
00:02:36

Giuseppe Verdi, Composer - Fabio Biondi, Conductor - Europa Galante, Orchestra - Giovanni Meoni, Artist, MainArtist - Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic Choir, Choir - Giuseppe Valentino Buzza, Artist

(C) 2018 Glossa (P) 2018 Glossa

Album Description

A vivid demonstration of how widely Fabio Biondi’s musical imagination runs comes with his new recording of Giuseppe Verdi’s work of genius, Macbeth. It is the original Florentine 1847 version of the work, shorn of the Paris revisions more typically found on record, which Fabio Biondi has opted to conduct, the director believing in its greater dramatic and stylistic coherence. Verdi was of the opinion that the Shakespearean tragedy was “one of the greatest creations of the human spirit” and set himself the task of rendering the fire of its drama into music during and following a period when his physical health had broken down. With its scenes of murder, battle and sleep-walking, brindisi and witches’ choruses all creating a sombre atmosphere drenched with paranoia and a lust for power, the dramatic flow of the opera places vast demands on the soloists, notably upon the unhappy title-role couple.
Fabio Biondi’s version comes with baritone Giovanni Meoni, a leading Verdi specialist as Macbeth whilst the larger-than-life role of Lady Macbeth is taken by a noted present-day Salome, Médée (and Medea), the soprano Nadja Michael. Bass Fabrizio Beggi assumes the part of Banquo, both when alive and as a ghost. Important also in the work (and as described by Stefano Russomanno in his accompanying essay) is the chorus, a leading protagonist for the composer, and here the Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic Choir. Critical also is Verdi’s orchestral writing for Macbeth, introducing rare and radical tonal colourings and Fabio Biondi, directing his Europa Galante from the violin, is just the radical, challenging musical spirit to breathe new life into Verdi’s masterpiece and its search for dramatic truth. © Glossa

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