RESPIGHI Metamorphoseon modi XII

Metamorphoseon, a theme and variations on a lovely modal subject that resulted from that miraculous series of Koussevitsky/Boston Symphony commissions in the late 1920s and early 1930s Composition Year 1930, Rome. The title, Metamorphoseon, implies magical changes. These are to be found in the twelve variations, numbered ‘Modus I -XII’ The word ‘mode’ in this instance is used instead of the more usual ‘variation’. Dedicated to the Boston Symphony Orchestra on the 50th anniversary of its foundation.

VIDEO: Philharmonia Orchestra, Geoffrey Simon theme and variations for orchestra P 169

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