March 4, 2019


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Ottorino Respighi and his wife, Elsa, visited a South American country in 1927 for performances of his music there. Respighi was fascinated by the indigenous music of that country, and he wrote a piece for orchestra that makes use of its folk songs and dances. (We heard the final movement, which is a recollection of Carnival time.) Which South American country inspired Respighi?