RESPIGHI: ROMAN TRILOGY By Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, led by conductor JoAnn Falletta, recorded several CDs with NAXOS, the classical music company. The latest CD, Respighi: Roman Trilogy, sounds wonderful. I have a number of Respighi CDs, but this one zooms to the top of the list. I love Respighi’s tone poems about festivals, pines, and fountains. The lavish orchestration and lush rhythms, recorded with the excellent NAXOS sound engineers, turns this music into magic. Highly recommended! GRADE: A
Feste romane (Roman Festivals), symphonic poem, P. 157 (1928) 23:59
Fontane di Roma (The Fountains of Rome), symphonic poem, P. 106 (1916) 15:55
Pini di Roma (The Pines of Rome), symphonic poem, P. 141 (1924) 22:01

13 thoughts on “RESPIGHI: ROMAN TRILOGY By Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

  1. Jeff Meyerson

    I like The Pines of Rome. But then, we’ve been to all the places he was writing about in that one. Rome is an amazing place.

  2. Deb

    Some of his music had been adapted for church hymns and carols (and, conversely, he used existing church music in some of his work). My favorite is his Trittico Botticelliano, inspired by Botticelli’s paintings, which uses my favorite carol, O Come O Come Emmanuel, as part of the middle movement.


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