Maestro Riccardo Muti marks 100 years since WWI's start with Verdi's Requiem to honour war dead

The Associated Press
July 6, 2014 12:57 PM

Italian alpine soldiers walk in front in Redipuglia's war memorial, Italy, Sunday, July 6, 2014. The 100th anniversary of World War I's outbreak will be marked by Maestro Riccardo Muti by leading a youth orchestra in Redipuglia, site of the monument to World War I dead in northeastern Italy, in a performance of Verdi's "Requiem." Italy's Luigi Cherubini Youth Orchestra will perform with young musicians from other countries in what Muti called an "expression of musical harmony" and peace . (AP Photo/Paolo Giovannini)

ROME - Maestro Riccardo Muti is conducting Verdi's Requiem Mass in northeastern Italy to mark the 100th anniversary of World War I's outbreak in Europe and honour its millions of war dead.

The Italian orchestra conductor has called the musical tribute Sunday night at the Redipuglia monument to WWI dead a "message of reconciliation."

Italy's Luigi Cherubini Youth Orchestra was performing with musicians from other countries in what Muti has described as an "expression of musical harmony" and peace.

Italy's president was among those attending the performance.


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