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Respighi: Concerto In Modo Misolidio

> Concerto in modo misolidio, P. 145 - I. Moderato
> Concerto in modo misolidio, P. 145 - II. Lento - Andante con moto —
> Concerto in modo misolidio, P. 145 - III. Passacaglia: Allegro energico
> Fontane di Roma (Fountains of Rome), P. 106 - I. La fontana di Valle all'alba
> Fontane di Roma (Fountains of Rome), P. 106 - II. La fontana del Tritone al mattino
> Fontane di Roma (Fountains of Rome), P. 106 - II. La fontana di Trevi al meriggio
> Fontane di Roma (Fountains of Rome), P. 106 - IV. La fontana di Villa Medici al tramonto

Album Summary

>Respighi, Ottorino : Concerto in modo misolidio, for piano and orchestra, P. 145
>Respighi, Ottorino : Fountains of Rome
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Notes & Reviews:

This new recording features star conductor Sakari Oramo and the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra with two Italian masterpieces by the late-Romantic composer Ottorino Respighi (1879 - 1936). The symphonic poem Fontane di Roma remains one of Respighi's most popular works and forms part of his Roman Trilogy. Each movement depicts one of Rome's fountains during different periods of the day and night, while the work as a whole showcases the centuries-old Italian marriage of culture, art, and worldly pleasure. The discovery piece on this disc, the monumental Concerto 'in the Mixolydian mode', deserves more widespread introduction into the standard repertoire; its title refers to the work's majestic main theme that is derived from medieval plainchant.

"Respighi's grandiloquent Concerto in the Mixolydian Mode of 1925 is a magnificent testament to piano opulence, fully expounded here by Olli Mustonen. Respighi's famed orchestral skills are far more prominent in the Fountains of Rome, in which Oramo and his Finnish forces provide the finesse and atmosphere." -The Telegraph

Classic FM Magazine
Fountains of Rome is wholly engrossing: this is a fine performance very well-captured.

Gramophone Magazine
Oramo and his Finnish players to give us a highly atmospheric reading of exemplary clarity and, in the "Trevi", powerful dramatic effect.

International Record Review
Mustonen has a genuine feel for the [Concerto's] most poetic moments and the way they fit into the greater scheme of things...Sakari Oramo would seem to be in total agreement with him, leading the magnificent Finnish Radio SO in a truly outstanding performance.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: The House of Culture, Helsinki.



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>Respighi, Ottorino : Concerto in modo misolidio, for piano and orchestra, P. 145
  • Performer: Olli Mustonen (Piano)
  • Conductor: Sakari Oramo
  • Notes: The House of Culture, Helsinki (10/14/2009-10/16/2009)
  • Running Time: 36 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1925

>Respighi, Ottorino : Fountains of Rome
  • Conductor: Sakari Oramo
  • Notes: The House of Culture, Helsinki (12/17/2009-12/18/2009)
  • Running Time: 17 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1915