Ottorino RESPIGHI: Complete Piano Music, Volume One

Catalogue No: TOCC0405
EAN/UPC: 5060113444059
Release Date: 2019-08-01
Composer: Ottorino Respighi
Artists: Giovanna Gatto

Respighi’s orchestral works are some of the most popular in the mainstream repertoire. His output of piano music, by contrast, is as good as unknown, and this new Toccata Classics series will be the first ever to present it all: original works and transcriptions alike, for solo piano, piano four hands and two pianos. This first instalment crowns his earliest keyboard compositions with the magisterial Three Preludes on Gregorian Melodies, miniature Lisztian tone-poems presented with Busonian grandeur.

Giovanna Gatto, piano

Listen To This Recording:

    Sonata in F minor, p016 (1897–98)

  1. I Allegro
  2. II Lento
  3. III Allegretto
  4. Preludio in B flat minor, p043 (1903)

  5. Lento
  6. Preludio in D minor, p043a (1903)

  7. Lento e Presto
  8. Toccata in D Dorian, P105b (1916)*
  9. Andante in F major, P006 (1896)
  10. Andante in E major, P006a (1896; compl. Giovanna Gatto)*
  11. Andante in D major, P007 (1896)
  12. Tre preludi sopra melodie gregoriane, p131 (1921)

  13. No. 1, Molto lento
  14. No. 2, Tempestoso
  15. No. 3, Lento


1 review for Ottorino RESPIGHI: Complete Piano Music, Volume One

  1. :

    ‘The recorded sound is clear, bright and lifelike. There is much interesting music here, sensitively played by the excellent Ms. Gatto. Having listened to this, I think it is a shame this composer did not write more original music for the piano. I look forward to the transcriptions of his own works and other composers’ works. That, according to the notes, will be in volume 2.’

    —Jonathan Welsh, MusicWeb International

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