From October 3rd to 5th, Alessandro Crudele will conduct the London Philharmonic Orchestra at the Henry Wood Hall for his discographic debut.
He will record three representative pieces by Ottorino Respighi: from his famous masterpiece Pines of Rome to the lesser-known Suite from the Ballet Belkis, Queen of Sheba, passing through the Brazilian Impressions.
About the album Alessandro says:
“My intention is to try to encapsulate all Respighi’s different souls on one CD (which is obviously impossible). So, we have the evocative and epic soul with the Pines of Rome, the more impressionistic one with the Brazilian impressions, and the more mythological one with Belkis, Queen of Sheba.”
The choice of pieces also reflects three different periods of composition: “The Pines is his first real masterpiece, the Brazilian Impressions stem from a period of full maturity and Belkis belongs to the end of his production.”
This recording marks the beginning of an exciting collaboration between Alessandro Crudele and LINN Records. It will be followed, next year, by his second recording with music by Britten and Elgar, this time conducting the Philharmonia Orchestra. Various other projects will be announced in the next future.