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Resphighi: Ancient Airs and Dances; Trittico Botticelliano ()

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composed by Ottorino Respighi

The three suites of Ottorino Respighi's Ancient Airs and Dances are arrangements of Renaissance and early Baroque keyboard and lute pieces, arrayed with the sonorities of the modern symphony orchestra. With only a nod to archaic color in the addition of a harpsichord, Respighi runs riot with his palette of post-Romantic timbres. A liking for these pieces depends on one's historical perspective; since this kind of lavish scoring of early music was common in Respighi's day -- note several other famous arrangements by the ...

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Resphighi: Ancient Airs and Dances; Trittico Botticelliano
1992, Telarc Distribution

UPC: 089408030925

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