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Our third Naxos CD was released on May 27, 2014 and has received critical praise and is airing internationally. The album includes Respighi’s famous The Birds and Trittico Botticelliano, and two early works – Serenata, and Suite in G for organ and strings – in their first printed editions published by Maestro Di Vittorio. The organ soloist is Kyler Brown. Here’s one of the critical reviews:
“Luminous Respighi from New York…This recording of the Three Botticelli Pictures has got to be the most texturally detailed, luminous, substantial performance yet captured on disc. Conductor Salvatore Di Vittorio makes sure that every strand of Respighi’s remarkable orchestration stands out in high relief, from the shockingly vivid violin trills at the start of “Spring” to the gently pulsating but constantly shifting motion of the waves in “The Birth of Venus”. It’s an amazing achievement, one that elevates a work all too easily dismissed as a sugary-sweet musical bon-bon. You can’t help but be impressed.”
David Hurwitz, Classics Today, New Hampshire