Vivaldi's Dixit Dominus, RV 807, was added to the Vivaldi canon only in 2005; it was long attributed to Baldassare Galuppi. That shows you how minor composers don't get their due; it's a marvelous work, but it's only getting recordings now that Vivaldi's name is attached to it. At any rate, it's well worth hearing in this excellent performance by the rising British group La Nuova Musica, which has both vocal and instrumental components. They move like a well-oiled machine, making possible the clear communication of such vivid details as the musical depiction of a stream in the strings in the countertenor aria De torrente in via bibet (track 8) and the unusually elaborate fugue that concludes the work..
… seven characters arrive at a corporate tower, where they are asked to participate in an experiment that will determine who is most qualified for a job in an unspecified organization. The film is nothing but true to its title: it is all method, playing to our fixations with the lexicon of reality television programs like The Apprentice, which was similarly predicated on the belief that the best candidate for a job is determined through group experiments that get to the essence of people's human natures and reveal their true capacities as workers.