Saturday, 28 February 2015

Ottorino Respighi - Church windows

Respighi (1879-1936) was an Italian composer, who is mainly remembered for his three Roman symphonic poems: Fountains of Rome (Fontane di Roma), Pines of Rome (I pini di Roma), and Roman Festivals (Feste romane). Beyond these one can find lots of fascinating music - I consider him the greatest Italian composer. I have selected the exuberant Vetrate di chiesa (Church Windows), four impressions for orchestra, from 1926. Relevant links below.