This is your second recording of Respighi for Naxos. What attracts you to his music?

As a conductor I love it, because Respighi is one of those very gifted orchestrators, in that he knows how to write for the instruments in a way that makes them shine. That makes the textures really, really glisten. Not every great composer can do that, but Respighi not only has the great musical ideas, but he can portray them in the garb of...

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