Alessandro Crudele & London Philharmonic Orchestra - Respighi - BBC Radio 3 'Record Review'
You might want to sample a new recording of Ottorino Respighi from the London Philharmonic conducted by Alessandro Crudele. Respighi’s Pines of Rome is the big hit here, but the other two pieces are major reasons to investigate I think - comparative rarities: Brazilian Impressions and Belkis, Queen of Sheba, one of Respighi’s last major works for enormous forces.
The four-movement suite from Belkis draws outstanding playing from the London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Alessandro Crudele. They also relish the collection of snakes, spiders and creepy crawlies depicted in the middle movement of Respighi’s Brazilian Impressions. Excellent recorded sound.