Story of Verdi in Words and Music CD

Story of Verdi in Words and Music CD

Publisher: Vox Music Group
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His name became a rallying cry for Italian nationalists in the last century: "Viva Verdi" was a code for Vittorio Emanuele, Re D'Italia (Long Live Victor Emanuel, King of Italy).

He had a genius for theatrical effect and for portraying powerful emotions through simple means.

Verdi became very rich from his operas, but he left most of his money to a home for musicians that he founded.

After a long and illustrious career, he wrote his two greatest works, both based on Shakespeare, in his old age.

Verdi was the only successful composer who was also a farmer.

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