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RESPIGHI: Church Windows, Brazilian Impressions



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Although Respighi's reputation rests on the justly celebrated trilogy of Roman tone poems (Naxos 8550539), he also wrote a number of distinguished works in other forms. The four symphonic impressions 'Vetrate di chiesa' (Church Windows) began life as 'Tre preludi sopra melodie gregoriane' for piano (Naxos 8553704), with the addition of a fourth movement to make a symphonic suite. Making full use of indigenous melodic and rhythmic shapes, 'Impressioni brasiliane' (Brazilian Impressions) are a musical snapshot of the composer's visit to Brazil in 1927, while 'Rossiniana', Respighi's orchestration of piano 'trifles' by Rossini, is one of his most brilliantly and colourfully scored works. It concludes with a wonderfully infectious 'Tarantella'. JoAnn Falletta and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, up until now acclaimed proponents of American music on Naxos, now bring their talents to bear upon this, the first in a series of 20th century Italian music from Naxos, to include both new recordings and Marco Polo reissues.
Facts
Item number 8557711
Barcode 747313271122
Release date 29/10/2007
Category
Label Naxos Records
Media type CD
Number of units 1
Performers
Composers Respighi, Ottorino
Conductors Falletta, JoAnn
Orchestras Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
Producers Shepard, Tom
Disc: 1
Rossiniana, P. 148
1 I. La fuga in Egitto (The Flight into Egypt)
2 II. San Michele Arcangelo (St. Michael Archangel)
3 III. Il Mattutino di Santa Chiara (The Matins of S
4 IV. San Gregorio Magno (St. Gregory the Great)
5 I. Notte tropicale (Tropical Night)
6 II. Butantan
7 III. Canzone e Danza (Song And Dance)
8 I. Capri e Taormina
9 II. Lamento
10 III. Intermezzo
11 IV. Tarantella, "Puro Sangue"
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