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|Ottorino Respighi, Enrique Bátiz, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra|
Respighi: Symphonic Poems
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kv581 | Durham, NC United States | 10/16/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Who says budget labels only hire (relatively) unknown orchestras? Here, Enrique Bátiz teams up with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra to produce one of the most preferred recordings of Respighi's Roman Trilogy in the catalogue right now. These three symphonic poems have long been orchestral favorites; the music not only requires great orchestral finesse but also creative interpretations. Bátiz and the RPO are all that and more. In this recording, the RPO exudes raw power resembling that of the Chicago Symphony under Reiner and Solti. At the same time, the British orchestra also displays great virtuosity not unlike George Szell's Cleveland Orchestra. On top of all the orchestral prowess, Bátiz offers a fun and insightful view to the music. Finally, for you audiophiles out there, I should add that the sound engineering is first rate. This recording would be among the top recommendations at any price. At Naxos price, however, it IS the top recommendation."