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Wydawnictwo: Chandos
Nr katalogowy: CHSA 5261
Nośnik: 1 SACD
Data wydania: wrzesień 2020
EAN: 95115526125
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Epoka muzyczna: romantyzm
Obszar (język): włoski
Rodzaj: poemat symfoniczny

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Respighi: Roman Trilogy

Chandos - CHSA 5261
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Feste Romane, P 157 (Roman Festivals) - Symphonic Poem for Orchestra
Fontane di Roma, P 106 (Fountains of Rome) - Symphonic Poem for Orchestra
Pini di Roma, P 141 (Pines of Rome) - Symphonic Poem for Orchestra
Following the widespread critical acclaim of their first two recordings – including a BBC Music Magazine Award – John Wilson and the Sinfonia of London turn to Respighi’s Roman Trilogy for their third release. Born in Bologna in 1879, Respighi trained as a violinist and composer, and travelled extensively. His influences are therefore wide-ranging, from Richard Strauss and Debussy to Rimsky-Korsakov (who taught him orchestration) in addition to a love of – and fascination with – Plainsong and music of the Italian baroque.

Fountains of Rome was the first of these three great tone poems, composed between 1913 and 1916, and inspired by a series of photographs given to him by the artist Edita Broglio. Intensely programmatic, the work sees Respighi setting out to evoke ‘sentiments and visions suggested… by four of Rome’s fountains contemplated at the hour in which their character is most in harmony with the surrounding landscape, or in which their beauty appears most impressive to the observer’.

Pines of Rome was completed in 1924 – a particularly turbulent time in Italy, following Mussolini’s appointment as Prime Minister, in 1922. Like Fountains, the work is explicitly programmatic, set in four sections, and calling for extremely large orchestral forces – including a gramophone recording of a nightingale in the third movement.

Roman Festivals was premiered in 1928 by the New York Philharmonic under Toscanini, who was a great supporter of Respighi and regularly performed his works throughout his career. Again, in four parts, Festivals calls for the largest orchestration of all, including a vast array of percussion as well as organ, four-hand piano and mandolin.

Despite some negative criticism (particularly in the UK) when they were first introduced, these works have found favour with concert goers around the world and been regularly performed ever since – indeed, they have perhaps proven much more highly valued by conductors and audiences than by the critics!

This recording was made in Surround Sound and is available as a Hybrid SACD.

Recording: Church of S. Augustine, Kilburn, London; 2 – 7 September 2019

Zobacz także:

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  • PROSP 0034
  • BIS 1102
  • RCD 1077
  • LWC 1236
  • CHAN 20248
  • SIGCD 716
  • SIGCD 697
  • 0015103KAI
  • CDA 68357