Daniel Barenboim has conducted acclaimed performances of the great Verdi operas. In this concert, he introduces more personal works by the composer, so to speak, which were not initially intended for publication and offer rare insights into Verdi’s emotional life. The first work is his only string quartet, in a version for orchestra, in which operatic intensity is combined with elegance and melancholy. We also hear Verdi’s Quattro pezzi sacri (Four Sacred Pieces), with their broad expressive spectrum ranging from introspection to impassioned invocation.
Daniel Barenboim conductor
Les Vêpres siciliennes: Overture
String Quartet in E minor (version for string orchestra)