Started by Dundonnell, May 12, 2009, 04:05:50 AM
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Quote from: vandermolen on May 12, 2009, 05:23:02 AMI'm a fan too - especially of Church Windows, which is a bit like a Hollywood biblical epic score of a later period. I also like the Botticelli Pictures and the lovely Concerto Gregoriano, which I wrongly thought must be by someone like Finzi when I first heard it on the radio. Also, there is some very fine chamber music. I have more than once been caprivated by an unknown piece of music on the radio, only to find out that it was by Respighi. Yes, Metamorphoseon is one of his greatest works - and largely unknown.The CD with the Concerto in modo misolidio on Naxos is a good place to start in my view. The lovely main theme, once heard, cannot be forgotten.
Quote from: Dundonnell on May 13, 2009, 02:53:22 AM(Given the number of members who I know like Respighi's music I am surprised that so few have replied yet!)
Quote from: Christo on May 13, 2009, 03:51:32 AMOk then, here is me (running away quickly; work to do!)
Quote from: Dundonnell on May 13, 2009, 02:53:22 AMResearching Respighi's current discography for this thread has been expensive I have now ordered three cds containing pieces I did not previously have-the early Cantata "Christus", the Cantata "Aretusa" for mezzo-sopano and orchestra, "La Sensitiva" for mezzo-soprano and orchestra, and the Concerto dell'antica for violin and orchestra.(Given the number of members who I know like Respighi's music I am surprised that so few have replied yet!)
Quote from: jowcol on May 14, 2009, 09:49:04 AM. . . even though the concept of flying whales was a bit odd for the Pines of Rome.
Quote from: Mirror Image on September 25, 2010, 08:38:46 PMThought I would bump this thread back towards the top as I LOVE Respighi. He's one of my favorites and one that I have explored quite deeply. I would say of the Roman Trilogy that Pines of Rome is by far my favorite. Church Windows holds a special place in my heart. It's a very appealing work: full of big tunes, lush orchestration, and invigorating rhythms. I also love all the Chandos recordings with Sir Edward Downes conducting, especially the disc with Concerto Gregoriano, Poema Autunnale, etc. with Lydia Mordkovitch. Beautiful recording. My favorite Roman Trilogy is Riccardo Muti/Philadelphia Orchestra. My favorite Church Windows is Geoffrey Simon/Philharmonia.
Quote from: vandermolen on September 25, 2010, 11:35:49 PMI think that Geoffrey Simon is underrated as a conductor, his 'Sacred Service' by Bloch is my favourite version (out of 6 ). The 'Poem Autumnal' by Respighi is another favourite of mine.
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