Happy birthday, Giuseppe

Although there is some uncertainty regarding the exact birth date of Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901), there’s no question that he was one of the greatest composers of the nineteenth century — a century that produced a mind-boggling number of great composers. In his lifetime he was the best-loved opera composer in a country famous for its insatiable appetite for opera, and many of his operas continue to be staples of the repertoire more than a century after his death.

“Va pensiero” comes from the third act of Nabucco, composed in 1841. The text, inspired by Psalm 137, recalls the story of the Hebrew exiles in Babylon during the reign of King Nebuchadnezzar.

2 Responses to Happy birthday, Giuseppe

  1. John Holton says:

    Also known as Joe Green…

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  2. msjadeli says:

    I love Verdi’s music. Happy Birthday Giuseppe!

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