Giuseppe Verdi

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Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi (9 or 10 October 1813 – 27 January 1901) was an Italian Romantic composer primarily known for his operas. Verdi and Richard Wagner are considered the two preeminent opera composers of the nineteenth century. Verdi dominated the Italian opera scene after the eras of Vincenzo Bellini, Gaetano Donizetti and Gioachino Rossini. 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, as "La donna è mobile" from Rigoletto, "Libiamo ne' lieti calici" (The Drinking Song) from La traviata, "Va, pensiero" (The Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves) from Nabucco, the "Coro di zingari" (Anvil Chorus) from Il trovatore and the "Triumphal March" from Aida.

Moved by the death of compatriot Alessandro Manzoni, Verdi wrote Messa da Requiem in 1874 in Manzoni's honor, a work now regarded as a masterpiece of the oratorio tradition and a testimony to his capacity outside the field of opera. A visionary and politically engaged, he remains – alongside Giuseppe Garibaldi and Camillo Benso – an emblematic figure of the reunification process of the Italian, the Risorgimento.

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6 Romanze (6 Romances)

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Sechs Romanzen für 1 Singstimme mit Pianoforte

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