Messa Per Rossini DVD
Messa Per RossiniDVD
Classical music fans will love "Verdi - Messa Per Rossini/Benackova, Quivar, Prague" (2006). The "Messa per Rossini" is a Requiem Mass composed to commemorate the anniversary of Gioachino Rossini's death. Conducted by Helmuth Rilling and performed by Alexandru Agache, Florence Quivar, Gabriela Benackov, Aage Haugland and James Wagner. This 152-minute performance also includes a documentary, "In Search Of The Messa Per Rossini." Shot in Germany and Italy, this documentary follows the history of the creation of the "Messa per Rossini," focusing on Rossinis life and work, his position in 19th-century Italian music and culture, and also on Verdis efforts to create a lasting tribute to the composer he so much admired.