$23.58
FREE delivery on orders over $39.00 shipped by Amazon.
Temporarily out of stock.
Order now and we'll deliver when available. We'll e-mail you with an estimated delivery date as soon as we have more information. Your account will only be charged when we ship the item.
Your transaction is secure
We work hard to protect your security and privacy. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. Learn more
Ships from Amazon AU
Sold by Amazon AU
Ships from
Amazon AU

Sold by
Amazon AU

Roman Trilogy has been added to your Cart

Roman Trilogy

4.3 out of 5 stars 11 ratings

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Audio CD, Hybrid SACD - DSD
$23.58
$23.58

Passionate about music?
Shop the best music documentaries of all time

Special offers and product promotions

  • Free expedited shipping on products sold by Amazon AU when you purchase select books. Here's how (terms and conditions apply)

Product details

  • Product Dimensions : 12.5 x 14.5 x 1 cm; 85 Grams
  • Manufacturer : Chandos
  • Label : Chandos
  • ASIN : B089J3SV1W
  • Number of discs : 1
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.3 out of 5 stars 11 ratings

Frequently bought together

  • Roman Trilogy
  • +
  • French Orchestral Works
  • +
  • Symphony in F Sharp
Total Price: $70.53
Buy the selected items together

Product description

Following the widespread critical acclaim of their first two recordings including a BBC Music Magazine Award John Wilson and the Sinfonia of London turn to Respighis Roman Trilogy for their third release. Born in Bologna in 1879, Respighi trained as a violinist and composer, and travelled extensively. His influences are therefore wide-ranging, from Richard Strauss and Debussy to Rimsky-Korsakov (who taught him orchestration) in addition to a love of and fascination with Plainsong and music of the Italian baroque. Fountains of Rome was the first of these three great tone poems, composed between 1913 and 1916, and inspired by a series of photographs given to him by the artist Edita Broglio. Intensely programmatic, the work sees Respighi setting out to evoke sentiments and visions suggested by four of Romes fountains contemplated at the hour in which their character is most in harmony with the surrounding landscape, or in which their beauty appears most impressive to the observer. Pines of Rome was completed in 1924 a particularly turbulent time in Italy, following Mussolinis appointment as Prime Minister, in 1922. Like Fountains, the work is explicitly programmatic, set in four sections, and calling for extremely large orchestral forces including a gramophone recording of a nightingale in the third movement. Roman Festivals was premiered in 1928 by the New York Philharmonic under Toscanini, who was a great supporter of Respighi and regularly performed his works throughout his career. Again, in four parts, Festivals calls for the largest orchestration of all, including a vast array of percussion as well as organ, four-hand piano and mandolin. Despite some negative criticism when they were first introduced, these works have found favor with concert goers around the world and been regularly performed ever since.