RESPIGHI Suite in G For Strings and Organ

Respighi's Suite for Strings and Organ, one of those few truly majestic pieces of twentieth century music, now so sadly neglected, (1905). The first 2 movements from the Suite; Preludio, a Prelude seem to honor Bach to its very core, and Aria (which, incidentally, was composed first of the 4 pieces and was performed as a stand-alone work in 1902 before being placed within the framework of this Suite), a melody of such depth that led some to call it Respighi's own "Air on a G string".

VIDEO: The Italian Baroque: Scarlatti Premiere, February 9, 2014, Chamber Orchestra of New York, Salvatore Di Vittorio, Music Director and featuring Dr. Aymeric Dupre la Tour, Director of Music, First Church Congregational, Fairfield, CT. This wonderful program included A. Corelli, Concerto Grosso No. 9 (F Major), Op. 6, A. Scarlatti, Harpsichord Concerto No. 3 (U.S. Premiere) featuring Dr. Dupre' la Tour, A. Vivaldi, Summer from The Four Seasons, RV. 315 featuring Danel Khalikov (violin), and O. Respighi, Suite in G Major, P.58 for Organ and Strings (original/complete version), featuring Dr. Dupre la Tour.

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