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Respighi: Vetrate di chiesa, Trittico botticelliano, Il tramonto - Neschling

Respighi: Vetrate di chiesa, Trittico botticelliano, Il tramonto - Neschling

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Classical - Orchestral


Respighi: Vetrate di chiesa, Trittico botticelliano, Il tramonto

Anna Caterina Antonacci (soprano)
Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège
John Neschling (conductor)


In their acclaimed series of Ottorino Respighi’s orchestral music, John Neschling and Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège have transported listeners to destinations as diverse as Brazil (Impressione brasiliane) and King Solomon’s Jerusalem (Belkis, Regina di Saba) as well as giving a thrilling account of the composer’s monumental Sinfonia drammatica–a score of epic proportions for a correspondingly large-scale orchestra. That performance earned a Critic’s Choice in American Record Guide and an ‘Empfehlung’ on German website Klassik-Heute.de, and throughout the series Neschling and his team have received high praise for incisive interpretations and luxurious playing.

The present disc brings together three of Respighi’s more popular works, besides the perennial Roman trilogy. Scored for small orchestra, his Botticelli Triptych has all the freshness of the famous paintings of the Renaissance master: Spring, Adoration of the Magi and Birth of Venus. Subtitled ‘poemetto lirico’ Il tramonto was originally composed for voice and string quartet, but is often performed with a larger complement of strings, as here. Soprano Anna Caterina Antonacci breathes impassioned life into Shelley’s Romantic poem The Sunset (translated into Italian) in which love is brutally cut short by death. The disc closes with the four Church Windows, three of which originated as piano preludes based on Gregorian themes. In 1925 Respighi composed a fourth companion piece, and recast the set as a suite for orchestra. Only then did he give titles to the movements, so that his lavishly orchestrated windows are in fact imaginary scenes, rather than any existing church windows.

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Comment by john hunter - December 8, 2017 (1 of 8)

Robert,
Has this been released yet as I can't find it listed with the usual suspects.
Also your website shows no reference to it.
Great series and looking forward to this one.

Comment by William Hecht - December 10, 2017 (2 of 8)

This disc received a recording of the month review on Music Web International just today, so it must be somewhere in the pipeline, but at this point I have 8 different BIS discs on my wishlist here that aren't actually available from any of my sources, even for pre-order.

Comment by john hunter - December 10, 2017 (3 of 8)

Thanks for the tip off Bill.
Can't wait for it after that review.
I hope the Bis log jam doesn't last much longer.

Comment by William Hecht - December 11, 2017 (4 of 8)

John,
IT'S Included in BIS' new release email received this morning. No specific date, I know that varies with distributors, but "December".

Comment by Gleb Panaeff - December 12, 2017 (5 of 8)

Have had it for weeks as a multichannel download from eClassical. Delicious!

Comment by john hunter - December 19, 2017 (6 of 8)

Thanks Bill. It's now arrived at my music store here in Sydney and shortly will be in my player. Cheers.

Comment by William Hecht - December 19, 2017 (7 of 8)

Glad to hear it, John. Still no joy from UK or US suppliers. Music store? What's a music store? Happy holidays.!

Comment by john hunter - December 19, 2017 (8 of 8)

Tut tut,Bill. Your memory can't be that bad!!!