Di Vittorio: Respighi - The Birds (24/96 FLAC)
Di Vittorio: Respighi – The Birds (24/96 FLAC)

Composer: Ottorino Respighi
Performer: Kyler Brown
Orchestra: Chamber Orchestra of New York
Conductor: Salvatore Di Vittorio
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: Naxos
Size: 1.28 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

01. Serenata, P. 54

Trittico Botticelliano
02. I. La Primavera: Allegro vivace
03. II. L’adorazione dei Magi: Andante lento
04. III. La nascita di Venere: Allegro moderato

The Birds
05. I. Preludio: Allegro moderato
06. II. La colomba: Andante expressivo
07. III. La gallina: Allegro vivace
08. IV. L’usignuolo: Andante mosso
09. V. Il cucu: Allegro

Suite in G for Strings and Organ
10. I. Preludio: Moderato
11. II. Aria: Lento
12. III. Pastorale: Andante molto sostenuto
13. IV. Cantico: Grave

One of Respighi’s masterpieces, Gli uccelli (The Birds) includes transcriptions of birdsong and music of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries in writing of evocative, captivating lyricism. Trittico botticelliano, an illustration of three paintings by Botticelli, employs dance rhythms, modal melodies and a variant of the medieval hymn Veni, Veni Emmanuel in deft, often sublime fashion. The Suite in G major, cast for strings and organ in the form of a concerto grosso, is heard on this première recording in its original edition.

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