OTTORINO RESPIGHI (1879-1936): 4 liriche, La donna del sarcofago, La statua, Il Tramonto, 5 liriche, 4 liriche su parole di poeti armeni.
Catalogue Number: 09J060
Reference: STR 33759
Description: Discover the difference between the romanza (late 19th century bourgeois/drawing room sentimentality with piano usually following the voice closely) and the lirica (often more recitative-like with independent piano part and text taking precedence over melodiously flowing melody) in this collection which offers examples of both (even within sets, as in the 1917 5 liriche). The Armenian settings (1921) add exotic-sounding melismata too. Italian-English texts. Marta Moretto (mezzo), Aldo Orvieto (piano).