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OTTORINO RESPIGHI – TRILOGIA ROMANA

Best Classical Music, O. Respighi Ancient Airs and Dances Suite III. Complete , great compositions/performances


O. Respighi Ancient Airs and Dances Suite III. Complete

Ottorino Respighi – Trittico botticelliano / Three Botticelli Pictures , great compositions/performances


Ottorino Respighi – Trittico botticelliano / Three Botticelli Pictures

Ottorino Respighi – Trittico botticelliano / Three Botticelli Pictures ,great compositions/performances


Ottorino Respighi – Trittico botticelliano / Three Botticelli Pictures

OTTORINO RESPIGHI.-1879 – 1936. FOUNTAINS OF ROME (Juturnalia (2015), great compositions/performances


OTTORINO RESPIGHI.-1879 – 1936. FOUNTAINS OF ROME

Respighi: Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No. 3,: great compositions/performances


Respighi: Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No. 3

Ottorino Respighi – Gli uccelli / Les Oiseaux / The Birds: great compositions/performances


Ottorino RespighiGli uccelli / Les Oiseaux / The Birds

Rome (music: Respighi – Fountains of Rome): make music part of you r life series


Rome (music: Respighi – Fountains of Rome)

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


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great Compositions/performances: ” Lauda per la Natività del Signore” Ottorino Respighi (The City of London Sinfonia Richard Hickox, conductor)


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” Lauda per la Natività del Signore” Ottorino Respighi

Ottorino Respighi “Lauda per la Nativitá del Signore”
Patricia Rosario(soprano), Angel
Louise Winter(mezzo soprano), Mary
Lynton Atkinson(tenor), Shepherd
The Richard Hickox Singers
The City of London Sinfonia
Richard Hickox, conductor

The Lauda per la Natività del Signore (or Laud for the Nativity) is a beautiful pastoral work that depicts the nativity of Jesus as the shepherds might have seen it. Respighi employs several archaic forms and devices: madrigals (“Contenti ne andremo”), Monteverdi-like arioso (“Seignor tu sei descieso”), some plainchant, and even a touch of fugue in the “Gloria” section. In addition to chorus, a small wind orchestra and piano, the work features three soloists: soprano (“The Angel”), mezzo-soprano (“Mary”), and tenor (“The Shepherd”).

Respighi dedicated his Lauda per la Natività del Signore to Count Guido Chigi Saracini, founder of the Accademia Chigiana in Siena. The work received its premiere in the count’s palace on St. Cecilia‘s Day, 1930, performed by the Piccolo Coro di Santa Cecilia under the direction of the composer; Elsa Respighi sang the role of Mary. A month later, on December 26, the work was first performed in Rome.

Fabulous musical moments: Ottorino Respighi Brazilian Impressions (Antal Dorati and The London Symphony Orchestra 1957)


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Ottorino Respighi:  Brazilian Impressions (Antal Dorati/LSO)

Ottorino Respighi Brazilian Impressions
1. Tropical Night
2. Butantan
3. Song and Dance

Antal Dorati and The London Symphony Orchestra

1957

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 

Ottorino Respighi

Ottorino Respighi (Italian: [ottoˈriːno resˈpiːɡi]; 9 July 1879 – 18 April 1936) 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.

Biography

Ottorino Respighi was born in Bologna, Italy. He was taught piano and violin by his father, who was a local piano teacher. He went on to study violin and viola with Federico Sarti at the Liceo Musicale in Bologna, composition with Giuseppe Martucci, and historical studies with Luigi Torchi, a scholar of early music. A year after receiving his diploma in violin in 1899, Respighi went to Russia to be principal violist in the orchestra of the Russian Imperial Theatre in St Petersburg during its season of Italian opera. While there he studied composition for five months with Rimsky-Korsakov.

He then returned to Bologna, where he earned a second diploma in composition. Until 1908 his principal activity was as first violin in the Mugellini Quintet. In 1908-09 he spent some time performing in Germany before returning to Italy and turning his attention entirely to composition. Many sources indicate that while he was in Germany, he studied briefly with Max Bruch, but in her biography of the composer, Respighi’s wife asserts that this is not the case.[1]

During the second decade of the twentieth century, Respighi was active as a performer and composer. His compositions began to draw attention, and in 1913 he was appointed as teacher of composition at the Conservatorio di Santa Cecilia in Rome, where he lived for the rest of his life. In 1917 his international fame began to spread through multiple performances of the first of his Roman orchestral tone poems, Fountains of Rome. In 1919 he married a former pupil, the singer Elsa Olivieri-Sangiacomo. From 1923 to 1926 he was director of the Conservatorio. In 1925 he collaborated with Sebastiano Arturo Luciani on an elementary textbook entitled Orpheus. He was elected to the Royal Academy of Italy in 1932.

A visit to Brazil resulted in the composition Impressioni brasiliane (Brazilian Impressions). He had intended to write a sequence of five pieces, but by 1928 he had completed only three, and decided to present what he had. Its first performance was in 1928 in Rio de Janeiro. The first piece, “Tropical Night”, is a nocturne with fragments of dance rhythms suggested by the sensuous textures. The second piece is a sinister picture of a snake research institute, Instituto Butantan, that Respighi visited in São Paulo, with hints of birdsong (as in Pines of Rome). The final movement is a vigorous and colorful Brazilian dance.

On the ship back home from Brazil, Respighi met by chance with Italian physicist Enrico Fermi. During their long conversation, Fermi tried to get Respighi to explain music in terms of physics, which Respighi was unable to do. They remained close friends until Respighi’s death in 1936.[2]

Apolitical in nature, Respighi attempted to steer a neutral course after Benito Mussolini came to power in 1922. His established international fame allowed him some level of freedom but at the same time encouraged the regime to exploit his music for political purposes. Respighi vouched for more outspoken critics such as Arturo Toscanini, allowing them to continue to work under the regime.[3]

Feste Romane, the third of his Roman tone poems, was premiered by Toscanini and the New York Philharmonic Orchestra in 1929; Toscanini recorded the music twice for RCA Victor, first with the Philadelphia Orchestra in 1942 and then with the NBC Symphony Orchestra in 1949. Respighi’s music had considerable success in the USA: the Toccata for piano and orchestra was premiered (with Respighi as soloist) under Willem Mengelberg with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra at Carnegie Hall in November 1928, and the large-scale theme and variations entitled Metamorphoseon was a commission for the fiftieth anniversary of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

Respighi was an enthusiastic scholar of Italian music of the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. He published editions of the music of Claudio Monteverdi and Antonio Vivaldi, and of Benedetto Marcello‘s Didone. His work in this area influenced his later compositions and led to a number of works based on early music, such as his three suites of Ancient Airs and Dances. In his Neoclassical works, Respighi generally kept clear of the musical idiom of the classical period, preferring to combine pre-classical melodic styles and musical forms (like dance suites) with typical late-19th-century romantic harmonies and textures.  He continued to compose and tour until January 1936, after which he became increasingly ill. A cardiac infection led to his death by heart failure on 18 April that year at the age of 56. A year after his burial, his remains were moved to his birthplace, Bologna, and reinterred at the city’s expense.

Works

Opera

Ballet

  • La Boutique fantasque (1918), borrows tunes from the 19th century Italian composer Rossini. Premiered in London on 5 June 1919.

  • Sèvres de la vieille France (1920), transcription of 17th-18th century French music

  • La Pentola magica (1920), based on popular Russian themes

  • Scherzo Veneziano (Le astuzie di Columbina) (1920)

  • Belkis, Regina di Saba (1931)

Orchestral

  • Preludio, corale e fuga (1901)

  • Aria per archi (1901)[5]

  • Leggenda for Violin and Orchestra P 36 (1902)[6]

  • Piano Concerto in A minor (1902)

  • Suite per archi (1902)[7]

  • Humoreske for Violin and Orchestra P 45 (1903)[8]

  • Concerto in la maggiore, for Violin and Orchestra (1903), completed by Salvatore Di Vittorio (2009)[9]

  • Fantasia Slava (1903)

  • Suite in E major (Sinfonia) (1903)

  • Serenata per piccola orchestra (1904)[10]

  • Suite in Sol Maggiore (1905), for organ and strings[11]

  • Ouverture Burlesca (1906)

  • Concerto all’antica for Violin and Orchestra (1908)

  • Ouverture Carnevalesca (1913)

  • Tre Liriche (1913), for mezzo-soprano and orchestra (Notte, Nebbie, Pioggia)[12]

  • Sinfonia Drammatica (1914)

  • Fountains of Rome (1916)

  • Ancient Airs and Dances Suite No. 1 (1917), based on Renaissance lute pieces by Simone Molinaro, Vincenzo Galilei (father of Galileo Galilei), and additional anonymous composers.

  • Ballata delle Gnomidi (Dance of the Gnomes) (1920), based on a poem by Claudio Clausetti

  • Adagio con variazioni (1921), for Cello and Orchestra

  • Concerto Gregoriano for Violin and Orchestra (1921)

  • Ancient Airs and Dances Suite No. 2 (1923), based on pieces for lute, archlute, and viol by Fabritio Caroso, Jean-Baptiste Besard, Bernardo Gianoncelli, and an anonymous composer. It also interpolates an aria attributed to Marin Mersenne.

  • Pines of Rome (1924)

  • Concerto in modo misolidio (Concerto in the Mixolydian mode) (1925)

  • Poema autunnale (Autumn Poem), for Violin and Orchestra (1925)

  • Rossiniana (1925), free transcriptions from Rossini‘s Quelques riens (from Péchés de vieillesse)

  • Vetrate di chiesa (Church Windows) (1926), four movements of which three are based on Tre Preludi sopra melodie gregoriane for piano (1919)

  • Trittico Botticelliano (1927), three movements inspired by Botticelli paintings in the Uffizi Gallery, Florence: La Primavera, L’Adorazione dei Magi, La nascita di Venere; the middle movement uses the well-known tune Veni Emmanuel (O Come, O Come, Emmanuel)

  • Impressioni brasiliane (Brazilian Impressions) (1928)

  • The Birds (1928), based on Baroque pieces imitating birds. It comprises Introduzione (Bernardo Pasquini), La Colomba (Jacques de Callot), La Gallina (Jean-Philippe Rameau), L’Usignolo (anonymous English composer of the seventeenth century) and Il Cucu (Pasquini)

  • Toccata for Piano and Orchestra (1928)

  • Roman Festivals (1928)

  • Metamorphoseon (1930)

  • Ancient Airs and Dances Suite No. 3 (1932), arranged for strings only and somewhat melancholy in overall mood. It is based on lute songs by Besard, a piece for baroque guitar by Ludovico Roncalli, lute pieces by Santino Garsi da Parma and additional anonymous composers.

  • Concerto a cinque (Concerto for Five) (1933), for Oboe, Trumpet, Piano, Viola d’amore, Double-bass, and Strings

Vocal/choral

  • Nebbie (1906), voice and piano

  • Stornellatrice (1906), voice and piano

  • Cinque canti all’antica (1906), voice and piano

  • Il Lamento di Arianna (1908), for mezzo-soprano and orchestra[13]

  • Aretusa (text by Shelley) (1911), cantata for mezzo-soprano and orchestra

  • Tre Liriche (1913), for mezzo-soprano and orchestra (Notte, Nebbie, Pioggia)[14]

  • La Sensitiva (The Sensitive Plant, text by Shelley) (1914), for mezzo-soprano and orchestra

  • Il Tramonto (The sunset, text by Shelley) (1914), for mezzo-soprano and string quartet (or string orchestra)

  • Cinque liriche (1917), voice and piano

  • Quattro liriche (Gabriele d’Annunzio) (1920), voice and piano

  • La Primavera (The Spring, texts by Constant Zarian) (1922) lyric poem for soli, chorus and orchestra

  • Deità silvane (Woodland Deities, texts by Antonio Rubino) (1925), song-cycle for soprano and small orchestra

  • Lauda per la Natività del Signore (Laud to the Nativity, text attributed to Jacopone da Todi) (1930), a cantata for three soloists (soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor), mixed chorus (including substantial sections for 8-part mixed and TTBB male chorus), and chamber ensemble (woodwinds and piano 4-hands)

Chamber

  • String Quartet in D major in one movement (undated)

  • String Quartet No. 1 in D major (1892–98)

  • String Quartet No. 2 in B flat major (1898)

  • String Quartet in D major (1907)

  • String Quartet in D minor (1909) subtitled by composer “Ernst ist das Leben, heiter ist die Kunst”

  • Quartetto Dorico or Doric String Quartet (1924)

  • Tre Preludi sopra melodie gregoriane, for piano (1921)

  • Violin Sonata in B minor (1917)

  • Piano Sonata in F minor

  • Variazioni, for guitar

  • Double Quartet in D minor (1901)

  • Piano Quintet in F minor (1902)

  • Six Pieces for Violin and Piano (1901–06)

  • Quartet in D major for 4 Viols (1906)

  • Huntingtower: Ballad for Band (1932)

  • String Quintet for 2 Violins, 1 Viola & 2 Violoncellos in G minor (1901, incomplete)

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Great Compositions/Performances: O. Respighi Ancient Airs and Dances Suite III. (1932) Dedicated to all my friends who take time to visit and appreciate my posts! Thank You!


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O. Respighi Ancient Airs and Dances Suite III. Complete

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
 

Ottorino Respighi (Italian: [ottoˈriːno resˈpiːɡi]; 9 July 1879 – 18 April 1936) 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.

Suite No. 1 (1917)

Suite No. 1 was composed in 1917. It was based on Renaissance lute pieces by Simone Molinaro, Vincenzo Galilei (father of Galileo Galilei) and additional anonymous composers.
  1. Balletto, “Il Conte Orlando”
  2. Gagliarda
  3. Villanella
  4. Passo mezzo e mascherada

Suite No. 2 (1923)

Suite No. 2 was composed in 1923. It was based on pieces for lute, archlute, and viol by Fabritio Caroso, Jean-Baptiste Besard, Bernardo Gianoncelli, and an anonymous composer. It also includes an aria attributed to Marin Mersenne.
  1. Laura soave
  2. Danza rustica
  3. Campanae parisienses & Aria
  4. Bergamasc

Suite No. 3 (1932)

Suite No. 3 was composed in 1932. It differs from the previous two suites in that it is arranged for strings only and somewhat melancholy in overall mood. It is based on lute songs by Besard, a piece for baroque guitar by Ludovico Roncalli, and lute pieces by Santino Garsi da Parma and additional anonymous composers.
  1. Italiana (Anonymous: Italiana (Fine sec.XVI) – Andantino)
  2. Arie di corte (Jean-Baptiste Besard: Arie di corte (Sec.XVI) – Andante cantabile – Allegretto – Vivace – Slow with great expression – Allegro vivace – Vivacissimo – Andante cantabile)
  3. Siciliana (Anonymous: Siciliana (Fine sec.XVI) – Andantino)
  4. Passacaglia (Lodovico Roncalli: Passacaglia (1692) – Maestoso – Vivace)
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Make Music Part of Your Life Series: Respighi – The Birds


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Respighi – The Birds

Ottorino Respighi

Ottorino Respighi (Photo credit: lorenzog.)

Atlanta Symphony OrchestraLouis Lane conductor
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Make Music Part of Your Life Series: Ottorino Respighi – Three Botticelli Pictures


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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.
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If you’re interested in buying the CD/MP3, it is available at ArkivMusic:
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The CD/MP3 also includes Respighi’s The Birds and Adagio con variazioni.
I’ve already uploaded Respighi’s Adagio on my channel:
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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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Great Compositions/Performances: W. A. Mozart – Symphony No. 41 “Jupiter” in C major, K. 551 (1788)


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W. A. MozartSymphony No. 41 “Jupiter” in C major, K. 551 (1788):
1. Allegro vivace, 4/4
2. Andante cantabile, 3/4 in F major
3. Menuetto: Allegretto – Trio, 3/4
4. Molto allegro, 2/2

The Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Conductor – Nicolaus Harnoncourt
Grosser Musikvereinsaal Wien

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Great Compositions/Performances: Ottorino Respighi Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite I. Complete



Great Compositions/Performances:  
Ottorino Respighi Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite I. 
Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa Conducting

 

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Great Compositions/Performances: OTTORINO RESPIGHI – TRILOGIA ROMANA



PINI DI ROMA – FONTANE DI ROMA (Orchestre symphonique de Montréal dir. Charles Dutoit) – FESTE ROMANE (The Philadelphia Orchestra dir. Riccardo Muti)

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Great Composers/Compositions: Respighi: Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No. 3



Ottorino Respighi (1879 – 1936)
Ancient Airs and Dances / Antiche arie e danze per liuto
Suite No. 3 (1932)

I. Italiana (0:00)
II. Arie di corte (1:55)
III. Siciliana (8:39)
IV. Passacaglia (12:18)

Sir Neville Marriner
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
1976
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Ancient Airs and Dances (Italian: Antiche arie e danze) is a set of three orchestral suites by Italian composer Ottorino Respighi. In addition to being a renowned composer and conductor, Respighi was also a notable musicologist. His interest in Italian music of the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries led him to compose works inspired by the music of these periods.

Suite No. 3 was composed in 1932. It differs from the previous two suites in that it is arranged for strings only and somewhat melancholy in overall mood. It is based on lute songs by Besard, a piece for baroque guitar by Ludovico Roncalli, and lute pieces by Santino Garsi da Parma and additional anonymous composers.

  1. Italiana (Anonymous: Italiana (Fine sec.XVI) – Andantino)
  2. Arie di corte (Jean-Baptiste Besard: Arie di corte (Sec.XVI) – Andante cantabile – Allegretto – Vivace – Slow with great expression – Allegro vivace – Vivacissimo – Andante cantabile)
  3. Siciliana (Anonymous: Siciliana (Fine sec.XVI) – Andantino)
  4. Passacaglia (Lodovico Roncalli: Passacaglia (1692) – Maestoso – Vivace)

 

 

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GREAT PERFORMANCES: Ottorino Respighi, The Pines of Rome, Karajan



Ottorino Respighi, The Pines of Rome. Maestro Herbert von Karajan conducting the Vienna Philharmonic.

Ottorino Respighi – Adagio con variazioni



Title of Composition: Adagio con variazioni
Composer: Ottorino Respighi
Created in: 1920
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Cello: Raphael Wallfisch
Orchestra: Bournemouth Sinfonietta
Conductor: Tamas Vasary
Recorded in: 1990
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Ottorino Respighi Ancient Airs and Dances Suite III


 

Respighi: Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No. 3 (1976 was a good year)



Ottorino Respighi (1879 – 1936)
Ancient Airs and Dances / Antiche arie e danze per liuto
Suite No. 3 (1932)

I. Italiana (0:00)
II. Arie di corte (1:55)
III. Siciliana (8:39)
IV. Passacaglia (12:18)

Sir Neville Marriner
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
1976

 

Ottorino Respighi: Metamorphoseon modi XII (P. 169) (1930)


Ottorino Respighi (1879-1936): Metamorphoseon modi XII, Tema e Variazioni per orchestra (P. 169) (1930) — Philharmonia Orchestra diretta da Geoffrey Simon —

I. Tema (Andante moderato)
II. Modus I (Moderato non troppo)
III. Modus II (Allegretto)
IV. Modus III (Lento)
V. Modus IV (Lento espressivo)
VI. Modus V (Molto vivace)
VII. Modus VI (Vivace)
VIII. Modus VII (Cadenza)
IX. Modus VIII (Andantino mosso)
X. Modus IX (Lento non troppo)
XI. Modus X (Molto allegro)
XII. Modus XI (Molto allegro)
XIII. Modus XII (Vivo non troppo)

— painting by Mario Sironi

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
 
  ”  Among Italian composers of the twentieth century historian, Ottorino Respighi (1879-1936) is surely what he had and has less need of external pressures, festival promotions, conferences and opportunities to find the one monographic dissemination, fortune and fame to international ‘author of three symphonic poems Roman smiled almost immediately, on the basis of chopsticks which Toscanini , De Sabata and Karajan day before yesterday or yesterday, Maazel , Muti , or Sinopoli today.  “
  Alberto Cantù , Respighi composer , Turin, Eda, 1985 )

Ottorino Respighi

Mario Sironi

Mario Sironi   (click on Picture to access the art gallery at wikipaintings)

Winter Night (a poetic thought by George-B)

And then there was no sound to be heard
while the light dimmed –
behind the  darkness only few impressions survived…

An owl  attacked, and a mouse gave the last cry…

A handful of wind combed the plane of the leaves,
the plane of the air behind the branches:
The ripple in the still surface of the pond 
froze then, as if touched by a spell:

‘There will be no Spring in sight, not anytime  soon!’