Respighi - Crepuscolo: Songs | BIS BIS2632

Respighi - Crepuscolo: Songs


In stock - available for despatch within 1 working day

Label: BIS

Cat No: BIS2632

Format: Hybrid SACD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 1st July 2022



Timothy Fallon (tenor)
Ammiel Bushakevitz (piano)


Respighi, Ottorino

Arie scozzesi (4) (4 Scottish Songs), P143
Canti all'antica (5), P71
Contrasto, P66
Deita silvane, P107
L'ultima ebbrezza, P8
Lagrime, P9
Liriche (6), P90
» no.1 O falce di luna calante
» no.6 Pioggia
Liriche (6), P97
» no.6 Nel giardino
Melodie (6), P89
» no.1 In alto mare
» no.2 Abbandono
Nebbie, P64
Notturno, P11
Storia breve, P52
Stornellatrice, P69


Timothy Fallon (tenor)
Ammiel Bushakevitz (piano)


Crepuscolo is the final song in Ottorino Respighi’s song cycle Deità silvane (‘Woodland deities’), but as an album title it also stands for the twilight during the interwar years of everything that Respighi represented, as various trends such as atonality, spiky neoclassicism and futurism flourished. In reaction to these developments, Respighi in 1932 famously signed a manifesto calling for music with a ‘human content’ – something which his songs certainly live up to: as Elsa Respighi, the composer’s wife, once said it was to his songs that he ‘entrusts his heart’s hidden secrets, when he lets his soul sing freely.’

From L’ultima ebbrezza, composed when Respighi was only 17 year sold, to the Four Scottish Songs from 1924, the songs recorded here attest to the variety of his musical interests, influences and styles, and are at turns lyrically operatic, expressionist, impressionist or symbolist. Respighi’s love of the Renaissance is also manifest in the Cinque canti all’antica, settings of poets including Boccaccio. Timothy Fallon and Ammiel Bushakevitz have previously released a Liszt recital described as ‘superb’ in Gramophone. They have now devised a varied programme which takes in three complete groups as well as a selection of individual songs, including Respighi’s most popular songs (Nebbie, Stornellatrice) as well as less well known ones.

Error on this page? Let us know here

Need more information on this product? Click here