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UNIVERSITY PHILHARMONIA

THIS PERFORMANCE TOOK PLACE IN 2007 Amanda Echalaz, soprano Yvonne Fontane, mezzo-soprano Alasdair Elliott, tenor Vuyani Mlinde, baritone Jonathan Tilbrook, conductor RESPIGHI Fontane di Roma (Fountains of Rome) VERDI Messa da Requiem The University Philharmonia and Choir take you on a colourful, dramatic and passionate journey into Italian music of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Respighi’s Fontane di Roma is a glittering, virtuosic orchestral portrait, depicting Rome’s fountains at different stages of the day, from dawn to dusk. Verdi spoke of his setting of the Requiem as being motivated by ‘a heart-felt impulse, or rather a crying need, to do all in my power to honour this great spirit...the true pattern of patriotic virtue’. Although initially intended as a musical memorial to Rossini, it was the death in 1873 of another Italian national hero, the author Manzoni, which ultimately brought about the completion of this celebrated masterpiece. This concert takes place at the Albert Hall, Nottingham.