Audiophile HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Chandos) Ottorino Respighi – Belkis Queen Of Sheba & Metamorphoseon

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Dont ask me, my friends, why this recording sounds phenomenal outstanding, although it is a digital production. Hear and judge by yourself.

‘Belkis, Queen of Sheba’ was the Romantic musical equivalent of those Hollywood Roman empire/Bible epics like ‘The Ten Commandments’ or ‘Spartacus’. It has never been recorded complete, but the suite of four movements extracted by the composer gives a good idea of what a spectacle it must have been. It sounds a lot like movie music, in fact, and that’s a complement. ‘Metamorphoseon’, by contrast, is a brilliant theme and variations on a Gregorian tune that was commissioned for the 50th anniversary of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Its neglect is inexplicable, unless it’s due to the fact that it requires an organ at the end, which makes it impractical for many orchestras. These performances are thrilling, and so is the sound. –David Hurwitz

# Composer: Ottorino Respighi
# Orchestra: The Philarmonia Orchestra
# Conductor: Geoffrey Simon
# Vinyl (1985)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: Chandos
# DR-Analysis: DR 12
# ASIN CD: B000000ADG

# Size: 1.01 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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