Respighi: Fountains of Rome; Pines of Rome / Dorati

Audio Samples

>Respighi, Ottorino : Ancient Airs and Dances, Set 1
>Respighi, Ottorino : Ancient Airs and Dances, Set 2
>Respighi, Ottorino : Ancient Airs and Dances, Set 3
>Respighi, Ottorino : Gli uccelli "The Birds"
>Respighi, Ottorino : Brazilian Impressions
>Respighi, Ottorino : Fountains of Rome
>Respighi, Ottorino : Pines of Rome

Album Summary

>Respighi, Ottorino : Ancient Airs and Dances, Set 1
>Respighi, Ottorino : Ancient Airs and Dances, Set 2
>Respighi, Ottorino : Ancient Airs and Dances, Set 3
>Respighi, Ottorino : Gli uccelli "The Birds"
>Respighi, Ottorino : Brazilian Impressions
>Respighi, Ottorino : Fountains of Rome
>Respighi, Ottorino : Pines of Rome
Conductor Ensemble
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Notes & Reviews:

"Respighi's generous but sensitive application of modern colour, both harmonic and orchestral, benefits enormously from the sonorous and widespread front put up by this recording, which features the many excellent players of the Philharmonia Hungarica. This orchestra is largely composed of Hungarian refugee musicians domiciled at the time of the recording in Vienna, and it is most appropriate that they should be conducted by Doráti." Gramophone Magazine, April 1960

Catholic News Agency
A label that is new to me, Newton Classics, seems to be offering repackaged recordings from the early stereo era at budget prices. One such is its two-CD release of the music of Ottorino Respighi (1879 - 1936), all conducted by Antal Dorati. The first CD contains the three suites of Respighi's Ancient Airs and Dances, delectable music that is irresistible in its attraction. The performances here are by the Philharmonia Hungarica. ... the London Symphony Orchestra and the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra share the honors in performing The Birds, Brazilian Impressions, The Fountains of Rome, and The Pines of Rome (880-2048).

MusicWeb International
On these final two scores Dorati conducts the Minneapolis Symphony. Although the performance is more than acceptable these scores would have benefited from a higher calibre of playing than that provided by the Minneapolis Orchestra.

This Newton Classics release is almost perfect for anyone wanting a double set of Respighi's best known scores. In addition the super budget price makes this a real bargain.

Audio Video Club of Atlanta
The three suites of Ancient Airs and Dances, a tribute to the music of the Renaissance from a master of the 20th century, are old friends of mine. My particular favorite is Suite No. 2, which features a rousing country dance (Danza rustica) where you can almost see and hear the footfalls, and concludes with a heart melting viola solo in the Burgamasca.



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Works Details

>Respighi, Ottorino : Ancient Airs and Dances, Set 1
  • Conductor: Antal Dorati
  • Running Time: 16 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1917

>Respighi, Ottorino : Ancient Airs and Dances, Set 2
  • Conductor: Antal Dorati
  • Running Time: 19 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1924

>Respighi, Ottorino : Ancient Airs and Dances, Set 3
  • Conductor: Antal Dorati
  • Running Time: 10 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1931

>Respighi, Ottorino : Gli uccelli "The Birds"
  • Conductor: Antal Dorati
  • Running Time: 19 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1928

>Respighi, Ottorino : Brazilian Impressions
  • Conductor: Antal Dorati
  • Running Time: 18 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1928

>Respighi, Ottorino : Fountains of Rome
  • Conductor: Antal Dorati
  • Running Time: 15 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1915

>Respighi, Ottorino : Pines of Rome
  • Conductor: Antal Dorati
  • Running Time: 18 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1924