Verdi's Quattro Pezzi Sacri
Written between Verdi's Aida and Otello, the Four Sacred Pieces were the pursuits of a retiree. Each composed at leisure and without the thought of a cycle. Today, however, they are most commonly heard as a cycle. Such is life. We hear them performed by the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and Ernst-Senff-Chor. Carlo Maria Giulini directs.