Author Topic: Ottorino Respighi(1879-1936)  (Read 27261 times)

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Offline kyjo

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Re: Ottorino Respighi(1879-1936)
« Reply #140 on: September 30, 2018, 09:00:57 PM »


What are your preferred recordings of Trittico Botticelliano? I'm very fond of López-Cobos on Telarc and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra on DG. I revisited the former, being bewitched once more by such a singular beauty. La Primavera and La Nascita di Venere strike me like creations of extreme and pure loveliness, the wealth of effects takes me to another dimension. Respighi at his best in chamber forms. L'Adorazione dei Magi is less successful but with a certain appeal.

I really enjoy John Neschling’s recent recording of this lovely work with the Orchestre Philharmonique Royal De Liege on BIS:

"Music is enough for a lifetime, but a lifetime is not enough for music" - Sergei Rachmaninoff

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Re: Ottorino Respighi(1879-1936)
« Reply #141 on: October 01, 2018, 03:10:06 PM »
The Neschling and the Marriner look tempting, it will be worth investigating.

Trittico is some of the most pristine music I have heard. There are a fair amount of brilliant recordings that show this piece in all its glory.

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Re: Ottorino Respighi(1879-1936)
« Reply #142 on: February 02, 2019, 07:21:21 PM »


I fell in love with La Sensitiva from the above recording. Such magical music! Not only magical, but tender, mystical, lovely, lightweight, enchanting, subtle. Once more this composer gives a masterful lesson about orchestration. This is Respighi at his most distilled. One of his finest works as far as I can think.

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Re: Ottorino Respighi(1879-1936)
« Reply #143 on: September 11, 2019, 04:02:11 PM »
Earlier it was my first acquaintance ever with a Respighi opera, more exactly Semirâma, his 2nd opera after Re Enzo:



How delighted to hear this!! I couldn't expect less from such a masterly composer. This is mind-blowing stuff! The best of the early Respighi is here, including some traces of Strauss and Puccini regarding the colourful orchestration and lyrical intensity respectively. Many atmospheric and exotic passages charged of sheer magic left me a strong impression, not to say the mighty voice of Eva Marton, just great. After the Strauss operas I will entirely continue with these ones.

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Re: Ottorino Respighi(1879-1936)
« Reply #144 on: September 12, 2019, 09:23:58 AM »
Earlier it was my first acquaintance ever with a Respighi opera, more exactly Semirâma, his 2nd opera after Re Enzo:



How delighted to hear this!! I couldn't expect less from such a masterly composer. This is mind-blowing stuff! The best of the early Respighi is here, including some traces of Strauss and Puccini regarding the colourful orchestration and lyrical intensity respectively. Many atmospheric and exotic passages charged of sheer magic left me a strong impression, not to say the mighty voice of Eva Marton, just great. After the Strauss operas I will entirely continue with these ones.

Try La Fiamma next - in very much the same mould and performed by a similar cast as this



ouch to the current Amazon price mind........!

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Re: Ottorino Respighi(1879-1936)
« Reply #145 on: September 12, 2019, 02:32:22 PM »
Try La Fiamma next - in very much the same mould and performed by a similar cast as this



ouch to the current Amazon price mind........!

The link doesn't work, but I did read some reviews of that opera and they look pretty optimistic. I'm eager to listen to this one and the rest.