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Verdi: Quattro Pezzi Sacri; Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms - Donna Carter (soprano); Atlanta Symphony Chorus (choir, chorus); Atlanta Symphony Orchestra; Robert Shaw (conductor)
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  1. Sacred Pieces (4) (Quattro pezzi sacri), for chorus & orchestra
  2. Symphony of Psalms, for chorus & orchestra

Verdi's Four Sacred Pieces are both a testament to the composer's religious faith and a sublime summation of his musical career. Initially performed separately, in accordance with Verdi's wishes, these choral masterworks are now most often regarded as a set, in recognition that they represent his last outpouring of genius. The Ave Maria is harmonically complex and based on a hybrid scale of half steps and whole tones, but the overall effect is serene, rather than unsettling. The Stabat Mater is more elaborate, outlining the ...

Verdi: Quattro Pezzi Sacri; Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms 2003, Telarc Distribution

UPC: 089408025426

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