Music: New Records, Mar. 17, 1952

It was Verdi's month on records. Victor reissued a superlative performance of one of the most remarkable works of all time: the Requiem (4 sides LP). The music has all the passion and dramatic impact of a Verdi opera, and the soloists, Beniamino Gigli, Maria Caniglia, Ebe Stignani and Ezio Pinza, were all able to do it justice when this version was originally recorded in 1939. Conductor Tullio Serafin does his share with the Royal Opera Chorus and Orchestra of Rome. The recording is good.

Also notable is Cetra-Soria's Aïda (6 sides LP). An Italian cast, including Tenor Mario Filippeschi, Soprano Caterina...

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