IMPORTANT! Due to the response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) events on this site may be postponed or canceled. Please CLICK HERE for the latest information about cancellations.

CCSO Classics Series: Verdi Requiem

at Unknown

CCSO Classics Series: Verdi Requiem

Guiseppe Verdi was born 200 years ago. His family called him “a man of little faith.” Yet, he composed a requiem in memory of Alessandro Manzoni, a devout Catholic, poet, novelist, national hero… and very dear friend. To thegrief-stricken composer, this Requiem was “a need of the heart.”

In 1941, Nazis transported Czechoslovak composer, pianist and conductor Rafael Schächter to Terezin concentration camp. Hidden within his clothing was his treasured score of Verdi’s Requiem. That day, Schächter

View more


Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>