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Verdi: String quartet in e minor
Pietro Tonassi: Nabucco, ridotto per due Violini
Verdi: Romances for baritone and piano
Giulio Briccialdi: Fantasia on “La Traviata”, op. 76 and “Il Trovatore”, op. 87 for flute and piano
“Va, pensiero!” – “Fly, thought!” – Verdi’s freedom chorus from “Nabucco” must not be forgotten in a SOAP about the pioneer campaigner for Italian unification. How much passion the young Verdi used to lend his voice to the oppressed nation becomes clear in the texts of this SOAP. Early songs by the maestro and his late string quartet accompany it, while the famous melodies from “Nabucco”, “Traviata” and “Trovatore” are staged in instrumental paraphrases from Verdi’s time – almost like at the salon of Contessa Maffei, his Milanese friend.