Thursday 16 Apr 2015, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London
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Juraj Valčuha conductor
Ingrid Fliter piano
Respighi Fontane di Roma
de Falla Nights in the Gardens of Spain
Respighi Feste romane
Respighi Pini di Roma
Tonight’s concert provides a rare opportunity to hear Respighi’s exuberant, super-virtuoso Roman trilogy of symphonic poems, which paints in striking hues and colours the city’s Renaissance fountains, its imposing pine-groves and exuberant annual festivals, while relishing the dramatic contrasts between modern Rome and her Imperial splendour.
This concert was originally to have been conducted by Maestro Lorin Maazel, who sadly died in July 2014. The repertoire remains as he programmed it.
Audio clip courtesy of Chandos Records (CHAN 10035)