Rossini, Respighi: La boutique fantasque

Rossini, Respighi: La boutique fantasque

Eugene Aynsley Goossens, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Gioachino Rossini

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Ballet Music

Diaghilev met Ottorino Respighi while touring in Rome with his Ballets russes, and both agreed to set up a ballet that would become La boutique fantasque (The Magic Toyshop). The music is mostly made of arrangements of Rossini’s witty Péchés de vieillesse, and the

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