Giuseppe Verdi

Portrait of Giuseppe Verdi by [[Giovanni Boldini Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi (; 9 or 10 October 1813 – 27 January 1901) was an Italian opera composer. He was born near Busseto to a provincial family of moderate means, and developed a musical education with the help of a local patron. Verdi came to dominate the Italian opera scene after the era of Vincenzo Bellini, Gaetano Donizetti, and Gioachino Rossini, whose works significantly influenced him.

In his early operas, Verdi demonstrated a sympathy with the Risorgimento movement which sought the unification of Italy. He also participated briefly as an elected politician. The chorus "Va, pensiero" from his early opera ''Nabucco'' (1842), and similar choruses in later operas, were much in the spirit of the unification movement, and the composer himself became esteemed as a representative of these ideals. An intensely private person, Verdi, however, did not seek to ingratiate himself with popular movements and as he became professionally successful was able to reduce his operatic workload and sought to establish himself as a landowner in his native region. He surprised the musical world by returning, after his success with the opera ''Aida'' (1871), with three late masterpieces: his Requiem (1874), and the operas ''Otello'' (1887) and ''Falstaff'' (1893).

His operas remain extremely popular, especially the three peaks of his 'middle period': ''Rigoletto, Il trovatore'' and ''La traviata'', and the 2013 bicentenary of his birth was widely celebrated in broadcasts and performances. Provided by Wikipedia
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by Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901.
Published 1900
Music Score
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by Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901.
Published 1973
(CARLI) (Other Sources: (CSUdb)234103)
Book
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by Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901.
Published 1985
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(CARLI) (Other Sources: (COLdb)48794, (NIUdb)341180)
Movie VHS
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by Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901.
Published 1982
Other Authors: '; ...Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901....
(CARLI) (Other Sources: (COLdb)48962)
Movie VHS
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by Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901.
Published 1917
...Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901. Trovatore. Vocal score. English & Italian. Trovatore....
Music Score
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by Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901.
Published 2009
(CARLI) (Other Sources: (COLdb)490390)
Music Recording Audio CD
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by Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901.
Published 2001
Music Score
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by Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901.
Published 2002
(CARLI) (Other Sources: (COLdb)271288)
Music Recording Audio CD
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by Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901.
Published 1995
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(CARLI) (Other Sources: (CONdb)114199)
Music Recording Audio CD
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by Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901.
Published 1968
Music Recording Vinyl LP
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by Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901.
Published 1968
Music Recording Vinyl LP
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(CARLI) (Other Sources: (CONdb)133120)
Music Recording Vinyl LP
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by Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901.
Published 1969
Other Authors: '; ...Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901....
(CARLI) (Other Sources: (CONdb)133129)
Music Recording Vinyl LP
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by Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901.
Published 1966
(CARLI) (Other Sources: (CONdb)133361, (MILdb)117237)
Music Recording Vinyl LP
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by Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901.
Published 1960
(CARLI) (Other Sources: (CONdb)133395, (MILdb)77106)
Music Recording Vinyl LP
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by Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901.
Published 1957
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(CARLI) (Other Sources: (CONdb)133396)
Music Recording Vinyl LP
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by Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901.
Published 1961
Music Recording Vinyl LP
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by Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901.
Published 1975
Other Authors: '; ...Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901....
(CARLI) (Other Sources: (CONdb)133906)
Music Recording Vinyl LP
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by Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901.
Published 1959
Music Recording Vinyl LP
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