Respighi: Ancient Airs & Dances; The Birds

Pleasing orchestral suites

Beloved orchestral suites from Italian composer Ottorino Respighi (1879–1936). Contains all three suites of his Ancient Airs and Dances series, based on early lute pieces by various composers, as well as The Birds, Respighi’s delightful project mimicking the sounds of birdsong. Renown Hungarian conductor Antal Dorati directs the London Symphony Orchestra and the Philharmonia Hungarica.