OTTORINO RESPIGHI (1879-1936): Complete Solo Piano Music - Sonatas in F Minor and in A Minor, 6 Pezzi, Antiche danze ed arie per liuto, 3 Preludi su melodie gregoriane, Andantes in F and in D, Allegro in B Minor, Suite, Preludes in B Flat Minor and D Minor, Variazioni sinfoniche (First Recording), Preludio.
Catalogue Number: 11S043
Label: Brilliant Classics
Description: The Antiche danze and Gregorian preludes (“Church Windows”) are arranged by Respighi from their original orchestral versions and retain the vivacity, color and poignancy of the originals. Much else is early work, quite under-represented, e.g. the A minor sonata and Andante in F (both from 1895-96), writen in student days and which show the early influence of Schubert, while the 1898 suite shows inspiration from Tchaikovsky. 2 CDs. Michele D’Ambrosio (piano).