SALVATORE DI VITTORIO (b.1967): Sinfonia No. 1 "Isolation", Sinfonia No. 2 "Lost Innocence", Overtura Respighiana, Ave Maria for Female Chorus (Respighi Choir), Clarinet Sonata No. 1 (Benjamin Baron [clarinet]).
Catalogue Number: 08N095
Description: The conductor of last month's Respighi Violin Concerto disc conducts a disc of his own music, the three main works being a brilliant and sparkling semi-pastiche overture (2008) and two symphonies from 1999 and 2000 which are pictorial-philosophical, using many of the significant tropes of late Romantic and neo-Romantic music from Mahler to Barber, to create very tonal, approachable works distinguished by his very Respighian sense of orchestral color. Chamber Orchestra of New York "Ottorino Respighi"; Salvatore Di Vittorio.