Respighi: Sinfonia drammatica

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COMPOSERS: Respighi
LABELS: Naxos
WORKS: Sinfonia drammatica
PERFORMER: Slovak PO/Daniel Nazareth
CATALOGUE NO: 8.550951
Sounding like grand opera/film music, Sinfonia drammatica is scored for huge forces. Powerful and colourful, it’s a heady mix of influences – Mahler, Richard Strauss and Debussy – plus Respighi’s own Roman tone poem and ancient church mode styles. Nazareth’s reading sizzles. Ian Lace

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