In April of 2022, Chamber Orchestra of New York embarked on what Music Director Salvatore Di Vittorio called “one of the most important experiences this orchestra will have had in its near 15 year history”. The orchestra recorded two of Di Vittorio’s restorations of Respighi’s songs for Naxos Records, in what will be world premiere recordings. The titles include Respighi’s rare orchestration of Claudio Monteverdi’s Il Lamento di Arianna (Ariadne’s Lament) and Respighi’s own Tre Liriche (Three Art Songs) – both, restorations that Di Vittorio completed and published in Italy as part of the 2008 Respighi family commission.
Two of the Three Art Songs were originally championed by Luciano Pavarotti prior to the Respighi family contacts discovering the original three-song opus. Di Vittorio’s autograph manuscripts of these very completions are now preserved in the prestigious music archive of The Morgan Library & Museum for future generations of music scholars.
The Naxos album is expected to be released in 2023.