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Respighi: Sinfonia Drammatica CD


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  • Conductor: Edward Downes
  • Composer: Ottorino Respighi
  • Audio CD (1 Oct 1999)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Chandos
  • ASIN: B000000AT2
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 191,700 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Sinfonia drammatica, P. 102: I. Allegro energicoBBC Philharmonic Orchestra25:05Album Only
Listen  2. Sinfonia drammatica, P. 102: II. Andante sostenutoBBC Philharmonic Orchestra17:15Album Only
Listen  3. Sinfonia drammatica, P. 102: III. Allegro impetuoso - Tempo de marcia tristeBBC Philharmonic Orchestra18:06Album Only

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OTTORINO RESPIGHI (1879-1936) Sinfonia drammatica I Allegro energico - 24:59 II Andante sostenuto 17:10 III Allegro impetuoso - Tempo di marcia triste 18:09 l TT - 60:29 BBC PHILHARMONIC Andrew Orton, Leader SIR EDWARD DOWNES, Conductor

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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Donnie Darko on 15 July 2008
Format: Audio CD
This is a latter recording of Respighi's Sinfonia drammatica (1993) and is even preferable to the Naxos. This is a dazzling performance with real conviction and is also superbly recorded.

Highly recommended!
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By DB on 24 Nov 2014
Format: Audio CD
I had heard of Respighi through college friends, but had only heard “Pines of Rome” (and that through “Fantasia 2000”). This is his only Symphony and was first played in 1915. There’s no Wikipedia entry for the piece, which is apparently rarely played, and even the sleeve notes are a tad dismissive. Personally I found it quite enjoyable and will listen to it again. The recording is fine btw - the 3 stars are because I've given 4 stars to pieces I've enjoyed a lot more.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By hastingscollectables on 18 Mar 2011
Format: Audio CD
I enjoy some of Respighi's music and have heard many of the pieces of his music available on CD. This piece is different from most others. If you enjoy beautiful orchestral playing then you will enjoy this.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Respighi's only symphony 14 Sep 2009
By Eric S. Kim - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
"Sinfonia Drammatica" is Ottorino Respighi's only symphony that he's ever created. Unfortunately, this has been rarely performed, and it probably won't be a part of the worldwide repertoire anytime soon. I think the reason why is because it feels very stretched (it could have worked far better if it were cut in half, with only 30 minutes in length). Nonetheless, this 60-minute piece has almost everything that Strauss's "Eine Alpensinfonie" and Mahler's ten symphonies convey. Not only do you get your traditional impressionistic Respighi lyricism, you also get some Straussian tones and Mahlerian textures. Sounds of Rimsky-Korsakov come alive, of course. And there are even moments when some of the softer sections of Wagner's Ring Cycle are heavily borrowed. It may be true that this symphony really lacks originality, but the music is still worth listening. You get some of Respighi's finest lyrical moments and some fantastic imagery. The third movement is a bit unsteady, as the orchestration is mildly all over the place, but aside from that, this is a great and underrated composition from Respighi.

The late Edward Downes provides a very keen and precise reading of the score, while the BBC Philharmonic plays wonderfully. The top-notch sound quality from Chandos is, as usual, highly recommended.
11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
If you like the Alpine Symphony then get this 22 Feb 2007
By Donnie Darko - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a latter recording of Respighi's Sinfonia drammatica (1993) and is even preferable to the Naxos. This is a dazzling performance with real conviction and is also superbly recorded.

Highly recommended!
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Electrifying.......... 16 Jun 2010
By Paul - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
a nice discovery for me and beautifully recorded by the Chandos engineers. Get it...... A+++++
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