Respighi: Gli uccelli; Il tramonto; Trittico botticelliano - Ewa Podles (contralto); Wroclaw Chamber Orchestra "Leopoldinum"; Michal Nesterowicz (conductor)
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  1. Gli uccelli (The Birds), suite for orchestra, P. 154
  2. Il tramonto (The Sunset), for voice & string quartet/string orchestra, P. 101
  3. Trittico botticelliano (Three Botticelli Pictures) for orchestra, P. 151
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This attractive disc is devoted to three of Respighi's smaller works. Gli Ucelli (The Birds), like the three sets of Ancient Airs and Dances, takes early music as its thematic basis. These are not simply arrangements, though; Respighi re-imagines the "ancient" dances in colorful late Romantic orchestrations that are notable for their charm, delicacy, and wit. The movements of Gli Ucelli are based on seventeenth and eighteenth century keyboard pieces with descriptive titles: the dove, the hen, the nightingale, and the cuckoo ...

Respighi: Gli uccelli; Il tramonto; Trittico botticelliano 2005, Dux Records

UPC: 5902547004891

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Respighi: Gli uccelli; Il tramonto; Trittico botticelliano 2005, Dux Records

UPC: 675754833022

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