ALBUM TITLE: Vivaldi
WORKS: Magnificat RV611, Gloria RV589
PERFORMER: Berganza, Terrani; New Philharmonia Chorus & Orchestra/Riccardo Muti
CATALOGUE NO: 9990852232 (1976/77)
Given well-upholstered forces spearheaded by a pair of operatic big guns, Verdi tends to win out over Vivaldi in Muti’s expansively sculpted readings. The Domine Deus almost requires life support.