Vivaldi & Handel Sacred Works
Harmonia Mundi HMU-807587
Vivaldi: Motet, In furore iustissimae irae, R 626 (14:00)
Lucy Crowe, soprano; La Nuova Musica / David Bates
David Bates leads La Nuova Musica in a pair of contrasting settings of Psalm 109. Handel’s masterful and ambitious work was penned in 1707 during a youthful visit to Italy. Vivaldi’s vivid setting was long mistakenly attributed to Baldassare Galuppi. It probably dates from the early 1730s. Rounding out the program is Vivaldi’s dazzling motet for solo voice, In furore iustissimae irae, featuring soprano Lucy Crowe.