Ottorino Respighi

Ottorino Respighi Music Recordings

  • Born
    9th July 1879
  • Died
    18th April 1936
  • Birthplace
    Bologna, Italy

Ottorino Respighi was an Italian composer, musicologist and conductor. He is best known for his orchestral music, particularly the three Roman tone poems: Fountains of Rome (Fontane di Roma), Pines of Rome (I pini di Roma), and Roman Festivals (Feste romane). His musicological interest in 16th-, 17th- and 18th-century music led him to compose pieces based on the music of these periods. He also wrote a number of operas, the most famous of which is La fiamma.