Villanella - Ancient airs and dances
2 Sep 2016
Composer: Ottorino Respighi
Other participants: I Solisti Veneti · Claudio Scimone
Nostalgic tones: Respighi had a passion for the art of the Renaissance and the Baroque. His orchestral depictions Gli Uccelli (The Birds), which sound like a whole aviary with doves, nightingales and cuckoos, follow Baroque models. In his Antiche danze ed arie (Ancient Dances and Airs) and his Trittico Botticelliano – after paintings by the great Renaissance painter – the music of past centuries comes to life in modern dress: gracious and elegant and full of captivating delicacy.