The Free Dictionary  
mailing list For webmasters
Welcome Guest Forum Search | Active Topics | Members

Giuseppe Verdi (1813) Options
Daemon
Posted: Friday, October 10, 2014 12:00:00 AM
Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 3/7/2009
Posts: 29,224
Neurons: 86,850
Location: Inside Farlex computers
Giuseppe Verdi (1813)

Verdi is regarded as the foremost Italian composer of opera and one of the most influential opera composers of the 19th century. His works, like Il trovatore, La traviata, and Aïda, remain at the heart of the opera repertory even today, and many of his themes transcend the boundaries of the genre and have taken root in popular culture. Though the baptismal register for October 11, 1813, lists Verdi as "born yesterday," his date of birth remains a mystery. Why is this? More...
LucOneOff
Posted: Friday, October 10, 2014 4:37:23 AM

Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 5/8/2014
Posts: 370
Neurons: 696,826
Location: Petacciato, Molise, Italy
The baptismal register, on 11 October lists him as being "born yesterday", but since days were often considered to begin at sunset, this could have meant either 9 or 10 October.
striker
Posted: Friday, October 10, 2014 12:23:45 PM
Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 5/30/2014
Posts: 1,698
Neurons: 2,240,255
Location: Roslindale, Massachusetts, United States
my favorite
Amarilis Familia
Posted: Friday, October 10, 2014 5:38:20 PM

Rank: Newbie

Joined: 10/10/2014
Posts: 1
Neurons: 13
Location: León, Spain
Boo hoo!
Daemon wrote:
Giuseppe Verdi (1813)

Verdi is regarded as the foremost Italian composer of opera and one of the most influential opera composers of the 19th century. His works, like Il trovatore, La traviata, and Aïda, remain at the heart of the opera repertory even today, and many of his themes transcend the boundaries of the genre and have taken root in popular culture. Though the baptismal register for October 11, 1813, lists Verdi as "born yesterday," his date of birth remains a mystery. Why is this? More...
javascript:insertsmiley('Sick ','/images/emoticons/eusa_sick.gif')javascript:insertsmiley('Boo hoo! ','/imagejavascript:insertsmiley('Applause ','/images/emoticons/eusa_clap.gif')javascript:insertsmiley('Drool ','/imagejavascript:insertsmiley('Eh? ','/images/emoticons/eusa_eh.gif')s/emoticons/eusa_drool.gif')s/emotjavascript:insertsmiley('Anxious ','/imajavascript:insertsmiley('Brick wall ','/images/emoticons/eusa_wall.gif')ges/emoticons/eusa_shifty.gif')icons/eusa_boohoo.gif')
monamagda
Posted: Friday, October 10, 2014 6:17:42 PM

Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 2/4/2014
Posts: 7,488
Neurons: 5,657,407
Location: Bogotá, Bogota D.C., Colombia
Reasons why we love Giuseppe Verdi

* He turned incredible tragedy into creative power
Despite losing both of his first children before they were out of infancy and, unbelievably, his adored wife as well at the tender age of 26 in 1840, Verdi turned things around. On the back of his inestimable heartache, he bounced back with two of his most successful operas in 1842 - Nabucco and I Lombardi.

* He wasn't averse to a bit of scandal
After the death of his first wife, Verdi naturally moved on - but cohabiting with soprano Giuseppina Strepponi before they married caused quite a to-do among the great and good.

* He proved you don't have to be a technical genius
Verdi was the first to admit his music wasn't the most technically challenging in purely academic terms: "Of all composers, past and present, I am the least learned," he said. But did that stop him writing some of the most heart-wrenching arias of the day?

*He was a showbiz kind of guy
Being a generally revered part of the musical establishment has its perks - Giuseppe appeared in the pages of Vanity Fair in 1879.

* The Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves
More than merely an evocative musical rendering of Jewish exile in his opera Nabucco, Va Pensiero (to give it its original Italian title) has become emblematic of political struggle in Italy. In 2009, it was briefly considered for a new national anthem, and conductor Riccardo Muti once led a whole audience in a performance of the chorus as an act of protest against arts cuts.

*He was prolific
In an unrivalled bout of creativity, Verdi smashed out three of the operatic repertoire's biggest hits in a mere three years between 1851 and 1853 - Rigoletto, Il trovatore and La traviata.

http://www.classicfm.com/composers/verdi/guides/why-we-love-giuseppe-verdi/
Fredric-frank Myers
Posted: Friday, October 10, 2014 6:38:45 PM

Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 7/26/2014
Posts: 1,405
Neurons: 37,072
Location: Apache Junction, Arizona, United States
Did a great job with profound dignity......
Users browsing this topic
Guest


Forum Jump
You cannot post new topics in this forum.
You cannot reply to topics in this forum.
You cannot delete your posts in this forum.
You cannot edit your posts in this forum.
You cannot create polls in this forum.
You cannot vote in polls in this forum.

Main Forum RSS : RSS
Forum Terms and Guidelines | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2008-2019 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.