composed by Giuseppe Verdi, 1813-1901; conducted by Herbert von Karajan, 1908-1989 and Riccardo Muti; performed by Herbert von Karajan, 1908-1989, Mirella Freni and José Carreras, 1946-, Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and New Philharmonia Orchestra, in Great recordings of the century (Hayes, England: EMI Classics, 2005), 2 hours 34 mins