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Ottorino Respighi: Il Tramonto

Respighi / Orchestre Symphonique De Laval / Trudel Release Date: 09/25/2015
Label: Atma Classique Catalog #: 2732 Spars Code: n/a
Composer:  Ottorino Respighi Performer:  Isabel Bayrakdarian Conductor:  Alain Trudel Orchestra/Ensemble:  Laval Symphony Orchestra Number of Discs: 1
Recorded in: Stereo Length: 1 Hours 7 Mins.

Every so often a perfect listening trance can befall one. Here, certainly; this CD glows with beauty. I don’t think I have heard a lovelier program of small-scale Respighi. It would be hard to improve upon this.

- Fanfare

This album, the premiere recording by conductor Alain Trudel, leading the Orchestre symphonique de Laval, features luminous scores by Ottorino Respighi. The popular Canadian soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian sings in the orchestral version of Respighi's Il tramonto (The Sunset). Also featured, the lovely Botticelli Triptych, inspired by paintings of Sandro Botticelli. The suite The Birds and the lyrical Ancient Airs and Dances illustrate Respighi's neo-classic side in beautifully revised music based
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