Airs, Dances & Other Piano by Ottorino Respighi (1879-1936). For solo piano. Dover Edition. Impressionistic, Classical Period and Italian. Collection. Standard notation, fingerings and introductory text (does not include words to the songs). 63 pages. Published by Dover Publications (AP.6-452921).
ISBN 9780486452920. With standard notation, fingerings and introductory text (does not include words to the songs). Impressionistic, Classical Period and Italian. 9x12 inches.
In addition to his skills as a violinist and composer, Ottorino Respighi (1879-1936) was a musicologist and a dedicated scholar of Italian music of the sixteenth through eighteenth centuries. Respighi's interest in the works of Monteverdi, Vivaldi, and other composers was expresssed in his own creations, which have some to be regarded as typical examples of Neoclassicism.This unique collection spotlights the original piano version of the very popular title piece. Additional works include Three Preludes on Gregorian Melodies and Six Pieces for Solo Piano, a pair of early and lesser-known works that offer glimpses of Respighi's distinctive and beautiful interpretations of Neoclassicism.