Whenever John Wilson’s historic recording orchestra Sinfonia of London gets together it is guaranteed we are in for a listening treat. Formed in 2018 their debut release, Korngold’s Symphony in F Sharp, earned the BBC Music Magazineaward, and the follow-up Escales, devoted to French orchestral works, was a recent LimelightRecording of the Month.

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Wilson and Co’s third releaseopens suitably to a blazing fanfare of brass – with players scattered strategically throughout a spacious London church and aided by the Super Audio Chandos production team – heralding the Circus section of Ottorino Respighi’s Feste Romane, the final work in the trilogy of symphonic poems inspired by his beloved home town.

In them we hear the influences of those other...

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