Respighi - Roman Trilogy | Naxos 8574013

Respighi - Roman Trilogy


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Label: Naxos

Cat No: 8574013

Barcode: 0747313401376

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 8th February 2019



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.

Of the previous Buffalo Philharmonic/JoAnn Falletta Respighi disc, Penguin Guide wrote: ‘The Buffalo Philharmonic under its music director, JoAnn Falletta, is treated to warm and spectacular recording, apt for such exotic pieces.’ And Gramophone’s review was headed ‘Brilliance from Buffalo in Respighi’s rich orchestration...’

JoAnn Falletta serves as music director of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, and is the principal guest conductor of the Brevard Music Center of North Carolina. She served as principal conductor of the Ulster Orchestra from 2011 to 2014, with whom she made her debut at the BBC Proms in London. Recipient of the Seaver/National Endowment for the Arts Conductors Award, Falletta became the first female conductor to lead a major American ensemble upon her appointment as music director of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra in 1999. Her Naxos recordings include the double Grammy Award-winning disc of works by John Corigliano and Grammy-nominated discs of works by Tyberg, Dohnányi, Fuchs, Schubert, Respighi, Gershwin, Corigliano, Richard Strauss, Hailstork and Holst.

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