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Respighi: Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No. 2 [COMPLETE]: make music part of your life series

Respighi: Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No. 2 [COMPLETE]

Ottorino Respighi – Three Botticelli Pictures: grest compositions/performances

Ottorino Respighi – Three Botticelli Pictures


Make Music Part of Your Life Series: Ottorino Respighi – Three Botticelli Pictures


Ottorino Respighi – Three Botticelli Pictures

Published on Jul 5, 2012

Three Botticelli Pictures (Trittico Botticelliano)
0:01 = The Spring (La Primavera)
5:32 = The Adoration of the Magi (L’adorazione dei Magi)
14:09 = The Birth of Venus (La nascita di Venere)

In this 1990 studio recording, Tamás Vásáry conducts the Bournemouth Sinfonietta. This recording is owned by Chandos.
If you’re interested in buying the CD/MP3, it is available at ArkivMusic:

And at Amazon:

The CD/MP3 also includes Respighi’s The Birds and Adagio con variazioni.
I’ve already uploaded Respighi’s Adagio on my channel:
Here are the links to the images (which aren’t mine) featured in this video:
0:22 = http://www.publicdomainpictures.net/v…
3:01 = http://www.publicdomainpictures.net/v…
5:35 = http://www.publicdomainpictures.net/v…
9:08 = http://www.publicdomainpictures.net/v…
10:17 = http://www.publicdomainpictures.net/v…
11:24 = http://www.publicdomainpictures.net/v…
14:14 = http://www.publicdomainpictures.net/v…
16:55 = http://www.publicdomainpictures.net/v…

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Today’s Article (June 20): Simonetta Vespucci

Simonetta Vespucci

Simonetta as Cleopatra by Piero di Cosimo, c. 1480
Born c.1453
Genoa or Portovenere, Italy
Died 26 April 1476
Florence, Italy
Occupation Model
Parents Gaspare Cattaneo Della Voltaand Cattocchia Spinola de Candia

Simonetta was the Genoese wife of the Italian nobleman Marco Vespucci of Florence. Renowned as the greatest beauty of her age, she was the subject of countless portraits, including many by the Italian master Sandro Botticelli. Some claim that the goddess depicted in Botticelli’s masterpiece, Birth of Venus, was modeled after Simonetta, even though she died at the age of 22—several years before it was completed. What fact about Botticelli’s burial place lends credence to the theory? More… Discuss