Airs, Dances & Other Piano
Composed by Ottorino Respighi (1879-1936). Book; Masterworks; Piano Collection. Dover Edition. Impressionistic, Classical Period and Italian. Collection. With standard notation, fingerings and introductory text (does not include words to the songs). 63 pages. Published by Dover Publications (AP.6-452921).
Item Number: AP.6-452921
ISBN 0486452921. 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.