Lauda per la Natività del Signore by Ottorino Respighi


This work is also available on the CD, Carols & Lullabies: Christmas in the Southwest

Italian composer Ottorino Respighi was an early twentieth-century composer who looked to the past for inspiration and musical materials, e.g., in his well-known Ancient Airs and Dances. This tendency can also be heard in the Laud to the Nativity of Our Lord, Respighi’s self-described “personal Christmas card to the world.”

Special guests for this recording include soprano Mariateresa Magisano (winner of the 1998 Metropolitan Opera Auditions), soprano Lambroula Maria Pappas (winner of the 1999 Metropolitan Opera Auditions), and Elektra Women’s Choir.

Track List

  1. Lauda per la Natività del Signore Ottorino Respighi