Ottorino Respighi

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Born: 1879-1936
Nationality: Italian
Education/Training:
studied piano and violin with his father; studied composition with Giusseppe Martucci, Max Bruch, Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Best Known For:
orchestral piece "Roman trilogy": Fountains of Rome (Le fontane di Roma); Pines of Rome (I pini di Roma); and Roman Festivals (Feste romane)
Notable Compositions:
The Roman Trilogy, La Fiamma, Toccata for piano and orchestra, Metamorphoseon
Assignments:
teacher of composition at the Conservatorio di Santa Cecilia in Rome, and later became the director of the Conservatorio; elected to the Royal Academy of Italy
Curious Facts:
had a musicological interest in 16th-, 17th- and 18th-century music; on his trip back from Brazil, met Italian physicist Enrico Femi, with whom he was friends with until his death
REPERTOIRE : Lauda per la NativitÓ del Signore (Laud to the Nativity)
CONCERTDATES
Rejoice: Respighi + Rutter 12/14/2008
Home for the Holidays 12/17/1995
Holiday Enchantment 12/15/1979
Holiday Enchantment 12/16/1979
Holiday Enchantment 12/17/1979
Annual Choral Christmas Concert 12/20/1970
Rejoice! A Ceremony of Carols 12/08/2013
Annual Choral Christmas Concert 12/20/1970
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