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Ottorino Respighi: A Dream of Italy

Set against the backdrop of the Italy that inspired him, Christopher Nupen's documentary explores Respighi's least familiar but most characteristic works.

Set against the backdrop of the Italy that inspired him, Christopher Nupen's documentary explores composer Ottorini Respighi's least familiar but most characteristic works.

Though best-known for his three Roman tone poems The Fountains of Rome, The Pines of Rome and The Feste Romane, the film presents the more obscure music that illustrates Respighi's exceptional gifts. It also pays tribute to his wife Elsa Sangiacomo, who remained devoted to her husband and his music even years after his death.

Featured performers include Vladimir Ashkenazy, the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Allegri String Quartet, Raphael Sommer, Zehava Gal and Christina Falk.

1 hour, 15 minutes

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Fri 5 Feb 2010 19:30

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