Respighi: Roman Trilogy – RAI National Symphony Orchestra, Robert Treviño

September 15, 2023, 9:00 am

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Ottorino Respighi’s fascination with the Eternal City, where he had been living since 1913, is nowhere better expressed than in the three symphonic poems that make up the so-called Roman Trilogy: Fountains of Rome (1916), Pines of Rome (1924), and Roman Festivals (1928). Having finally shaken off the shackles of late 19th-century Romanticism, in these works Respighi offered a first glimpse of the remarkable use of color that would soon become a hallmark of his orchestral writing. Robert Treviño has already scored successes on the Ondine label with two albums of Ravel with the Basque National Orchestra, of which he is Music Director, and Beethoven’s complete symphonies with the Malmö Symphony Orchestra, of which he is artistic advisor.