Respighi - Ancient Airs and Dances, The Birds | CPO 7772332

Respighi - Ancient Airs and Dances, The Birds

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Label: CPO

Cat No: 7772332

Format: SACD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 29th January 2016



For this release, the Munich Radio Orchestra turn to the masterpieces of Ottorino Respighi. His Antiche danze ed arie, free arrangements of arias and dances from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, enables listeners to rediscover forgotten rhythms and tones. These works are complemented by his Gli Uccelli (The Birds) suite. In 1927 he drew on various harpsichord and lute miniatures for this “Suite for Small Orchestra,” producing picturesque snapshots here showing him from his admirable and remarkable side as a sensitive observer who discovers the pictorial element in all that he sees.

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