Di Vittorio Records Restorations of Respighi’s Mezzo Songs for Naxos

by | Apr 23, 2022

In April of 2022, Salvatore Di Vittorio recorded two of his restorations of Respighi’s mezzo songs with Chamber Orchestra of New York for Naxos Records, which will be world premiere recordings. The titles include Respighi’s rare orchestration of Claudio Monteverdi’s Il Lamento di Arianna (Ariadne’s Lament) and Respighi’s own Tre Liriche (Three Art Songs) – both, restorations that Di Vittorio completed and published in Italy as part of the 2008 Respighi family commission.

Two of the Three Art Songs were originally championed by Luciano Pavarotti prior to the Respighi family contacts discovering the original three-song opus. Di Vittorio’s autograph manuscripts of these very completions are now preserved in the prestigious music archive of The Morgan Library & Museum for future generations of music scholars.

The Naxos album is expected to be released in 2023.