SALVATORE DI VITTORIO (b.1967): Sinfonia No. 3 “Templi di Sicilia”, Sinfonia No. 4 “Metamorfosi”, Ode Corelliana, Fanfara del Mare su un Tema di Monteverdi, Venere e Adone, Overtura Palermo, La Villa d’Este a Tivoli.
Catalogue Number: 05W009
Description: We first heard from this conductor/composer almost ten years ago (08N095) when we said “the three main works being a brilliant and sparkling semi-pastiche overture (2008) and two symphonies from 1999 and 2000 which are pictorial-philosophical, using many of the significant tropes of late Romantic and neo-Romantic music from Mahler to Barber, to create very tonal, approachable works distinguished by his very Respighian sense of orchestral color.” Here is more of the same with a vivid portrayal of the cultural and historical diversity of his home city in Overtura Palermo, Sinfonia No. 3 evoking the beauty and magnificence of Sicilian temples, while Sinfonia No. 4 ‘Metamorfosi’, based on Ovid, is Di Vittorio’s most important work to date. Chamber Orchestra of New York; Salvatore Di Vittorio.