Respighi: Ballad of the Gnomes

£11.20

When in 1913 Respighi settled in Rome where he would reside for the rest of his life, he would produce a large amount of highly varied music-some of it now well-known, much of it less so. Geoffrey Simon’s championship of the little-known works of celebrated composers has proved highly successful on both record and in the concert hall, and his exploration of Respighi’s catalogue has yielded a number of colourful compositions whose neglect hitherto remains something of a mystery. The works recorded here cover a wide range of moods, from the opulence and excitement for which Respighi was noted in his famous Roman Trilogy, to more reflective pieces inspired by nostalgia for the music of the past.

SKU: CACDS4028
 iTUNES

Philharmonia Orchestra

Geoffrey Simon

Catalogue number: CACDS4028

Barcode: 667549402827

“This was recorded in 1990, and Steven Haller praised it in 1993…here it is at its fullest, and it’s quite wonderful” Don Vroon, American Record Guide

1 Respighi Ballad of the Gnomes 15 2
2 Respighi Three Botticelli Pictures i. Spring 5 20
3 Respighi Three Botticelli Pictures ii. The Adoration of the Magi 7 52
4 Respighi Three Botticelli Pictures iii. The Birth of Venus 4 45
5 Respighi Suite in G Major for Strings and Organ i. Preludio 3 26
6 Respighi Suite in G Major for Strings and Organ ii. Aria 5 50
7 Respighi Suite in G Major for Strings and Organ iii. Pastorale 5 21
8 Respighi Suite in G Major for Strings and Organ iv. Cantico 7 42
9 Respighi Adagio with Variations for Cello and Orchestra 13 8