Respighi: Pines Of Rome / Fountains of Rome / Metamorphoseon Modi XII

Jesus Lopez-Cobos & Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Respighi Pines Of Rome Fountains of Rome Metamorph
  • CAT # 80505-25

    1. Respighi: Pines of Rome: I. Pines of the Villa Borghese 2:30
    2. Respighi: Pines of Rome: II. Pines Near a Catacomb 6:13
    3. Respighi: Pines of Rome: III. Pines of the Janiculum 6:57
    4. Respighi: Pines of Rome: IV. Pines of the Appian Way 4:40
    5. Respighi: Fountains of Rome: I. Fountain of Valle Giulia at dawn 4:13
    6. Respighi: Fountains of Rome: II. Triton Fountain at morn 2:39
    7. Respighi: Fountains of Rome: III. Fountain of Trevi at mid-day 3:24
    8. Respighi: Fountains of Rome: IV. Villa Medici Fountain at sunset 5:10
    9. Respighi: Metamorphoseon Modi XII: Theme 1:55
    10. Respighi: Metamorphoseon Modi XII: Modus I 1:57
    11. Respighi: Metamorphoseon Modi XII: Modus II 1:36
    12. Respighi: Metamorphoseon Modi XII: Modus III 2:16
    13. Respighi: Metamorphoseon Modi XII: Modus IV 2:56
    14. Respighi: Metamorphoseon Modi XII: Modus V
    15. Respighi: Metamorphoseon Modi XII: Modus VI
    16. Respighi: Metamorphoseon Modi XII: Modus VII 7:00
    17. Respighi: Metamorphoseon Modi XII: Modus VIII 1:19
    18. Respighi: Metamorphoseon Modi XII: Modus IX 2:07
    19. Respighi: Metamorphoseon Modi XII: Modus X
    20. Respighi: Metamorphoseon Modi XII: Modus XI
    21. Respighi: Metamorphoseon Modi XII: Modus XII 2:11

Maestro López-Cobos, appointed eleventh music director of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra in 1986, is nearing the end of his tenure with that musical institution. Now in his fourteenth season with the CSO, López-Cobos has led the orchestra into a new era of international acclaim, both for their live performances on tour and in their over twenty recordings on the Telarc label. In January 2000, he led the orchestra on a tour of the East Coast, which included an appearance at Carnegie Hall.

López-Cobos and the CSO have made two other highly praised recordings of the music of Respighi for Telarc: Church Windows (along with Brazilian Impressions and Roman Festivals, CD-80356); and a disc of Transcriptions for Orchestra (CD-80396). Both discs were commended for their impressive power of sound and interpretation, as well as clarity of detail.

The current recording features the composer’s two most popular and oft-performed tone poems: Pines of Rome and Fountains of Rome, as well as the rarely heard, darkly-shadowed set of theme and twelve variations for orchestra, Metamorphoseon Modi XII.

Metamophoseon was commissioned by the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 1929, in honor of the ensemble’s fiftieth anniversary. A set of twelve orchestral variations built upon a Gregorian theme, it contains elements of Russian orchestral color and of Richard Strauss’s harmonic techniques. It was premiered in 1930, with Serge Koussevitsky leading the Boston Symphony.

Upcoming recordings with López-Cobos and Cincinnati will include the Mahler Symphony No.10, in the Mazzetti edition, for release in November, 2000.

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