Respighi - Complete Organ Works | Tactus TC871803

Respighi - Complete Organ Works


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Label: Tactus

Cat No: TC871803

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 2nd June 2017



Ottorino Respighi's organ music production is probably his most unknown and least considered. Yet it deserves very special attention because, despite its minor size if compared to the entire corpus of Respighi's work, it shows a very secure musical writing capacity rarely found in a non-practising organ composer. Admired by Igor Stravinsky, Alfredo Casella, George Gershwin, Giacomo Puccini as well as by men of science and culture like Augusto Righi, Enrico Fermi, Albert Einstein and Gabriele d’Annunzio (who called him a 'pure and firm voice over this confused world of stutterers'), Respighi is partly inspired by Bach (whose admiration is certainly reinforced by his friendship with Ferruccio Busoni) and by Reger, without losing sight of the Italian masters’ musical heritage. Andrea Macinanti on the extraordinary Serassi-Vegezzi Bossi (1855-1910) organ of the Saluzzo Cathedral, and on the equally mighty Mascioni-Zanin (1951- 2011) organ, is the interpreter of the music by Respighi after also editing the printed edition. The Academia Symphonica di Udine, formed by young musicians led by PierAngelo Pelucchi, crowns the CD by performing the beautiful Suite for strings and organ.

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