Respighi - Metamorphoseon
This despatch estimate is based on information from both our own stock and the UK supplier's stock.
If ordering multiple items, we will aim to send everything together so the longest despatch estimate will apply to the complete order.
If you would rather receive certain items more quickly, please place them on a separate order.
If any unexpected delays occur, we will keep you informed of progress via email and not allow other items on the order to be held up.
If you would prefer to receive everything together regardless of any delay, please let us know via email.
Pre-orders will be despatched as close as possible to the release date.
Cat No: BIS2130
Number of Discs: 1
Release Date: 31st July 2015
WorksBallata delle Gnomidi, P124
Belkis, Queen of Sheba: Orchestral Suite
Metamorphoseon modi XII, P169
ArtistsOrchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liege
Three orchestral works by Ottorino Respighi are gathered here.
Ballata delle gnomidi (‘The Ballad of the Gnomes’) was composed in 1920 and was inspired by a poem depicting satanic rituals, sexual abandonment and blood sacrifice.
The Ballata is here framed by two later and longer works. Respighi composed Metamorphoseon in 1930, for the fiftieth anniversary of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and it is in fact something of a concerto for orchestra, the 30-minute long work consisting of a theme and twelve variations or 'modes'.
The disc closes with the suite from Belkis, Regina di Saba, a full-length ballet depicting the encounter between the Queen of Sheba and Solomon. The original score involved a massive orchestra including zithers, wind machine, choir, soloists and narrator as well as an off-stage brass ensemble, but Respighi omitted the vocal parts and the exotic instruments when he prepared a suite for concert use.
John Neschling has previously recorded two acclaimed discs of Respighi’s music for BIS. The latest instalment also featured l’Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège, in a performance of Impressioni brasiliane.
Error on this page? Let us know here
Need more information on this product? Click here