OTTORINO RESPIGHI (1879-1936): Toccata for Piano and Orchestra, Concerto in modo misolidio for Piano and Orchestra.
Catalogue Number: 09N044
Label: Brilliant Classics
Description: The 1928 Toccata, receiving its first new recording in 17 years, shows Respighi managing to combine a neo-baroque style with post-Lisztian piano keyboard writing and Romantic orchestral upholstery in a work of more than 20 minutes, while the large-scale, solemn, generally slow-tempo concerto, which itself has had two new recordings in the same time period, dates from three years earlier. The combination, at budget-price, has no competition. Sandro Ivo Bartoli (piano), Staatsorchester der Sächische Landesbühnen; Michele Carulli.