RESPIGHI: Roman Festivals, Fountains of Rome, Pines of Rome
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, JoAnn Falletta
Naxos 8574013 @ £7.50 plus P&P
About this recording ……
Respighi is renowned as the composer of the lavishly orchestrated Roman Trilogy, sumptuous tone-poems full of provocative harmonies and suggestive rhythms, which celebrate the city’s architectural marvels, its festivals, pines and fountains. The composer’s kaleidoscopic writing encapsulates romantic serenade and rustic dance, solemn melody and pastoral landscape, children at play and visions of past martial glories. JoAnn Falletta’s previous Respighi recording of Church Windows, Brazilian Impressions and Rossiniana (8557711) was a Gramophone Editor’s Choice.