Author Topic: Ottorino Respighi(1879-1936)  (Read 49807 times)

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Offline ritter

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Re: Ottorino Respighi(1879-1936)
« Reply #220 on: October 31, 2021, 12:21:06 AM »
Quoth the BIS liner notes:
Mystery solved!  :) Thanks, Karlo, and good day to you.
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Re: Ottorino Respighi(1879-1936)
« Reply #221 on: October 31, 2021, 12:42:38 AM »
Your high praise of the work has certainly piqued my interest in hearing the Sinfonia drammatica again.

Downes' is the far finer performance.  The BIS is oddly 'contained' and really not very "drammatic".

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Re: Ottorino Respighi(1879-1936)
« Reply #222 on: October 31, 2021, 06:25:02 AM »
Downes' is the far finer performance.  The BIS is oddly 'contained' and really not very "drammatic".

Thanks for the suggestion. I'll give a listen to the Downes.
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Re: Ottorino Respighi(1879-1936)
« Reply #223 on: October 31, 2021, 06:29:27 AM »
I remember it being good fun, with a wizardry wit in there. The orchestral colour and the excitement of the work assure a formidably alluring pieces.

+1 Count me in as another fan of the Belfagor Overture, which, in addition to its rumbustious, colorful outer sections, has a beautifully lyrical middle section. BTW, I can't think of a single (mature) Respighi work I don't like. A remarkably consistent composer with many great works outside the famous Roman Trilogy.
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Re: Ottorino Respighi(1879-1936)
« Reply #224 on: October 31, 2021, 06:41:00 AM »
+1 Count me in as another fan of the Belfagor Overture, which, in addition to its rumbustious, colorful outer sections, has a beautifully lyrical middle section. BTW, I can't think of a single (mature) Respighi work I don't like. A remarkably consistent composer with many great works outside the famous Roman Trilogy.

Agreed 100%, Kyle. This is actually what bothers me about this composer and someone like Holst as well. They wrote so many superb pieces, but you'll never hear any works of theirs outside of "the hits" in a concert hall. Thank goodness for record labels like Chandos, BIS, et. al.
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