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Ottorino Respighi (1879–1936)

Italian composer who introduced Russian orchestral colour and some of the violence of Richard Strauss's harmonic techniques into Italian music. He studied at the Liceo of Bologna and later with Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov in St. Petersburg, where he was first violist in the Opera Orchestra. From his foreign masters Respighi acquired a command of ... See full bio »


(age 56) in Rome, Lazio, Italy

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The Tree of Life Soundtrack
Sundays and Cybèle Soundtrack
Fantasia 2000 Soundtrack
The Sucker Soundtrack


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 2019 Martin Eden (arranger: "Tre corali, P 167. No. 1, Lento assai")
 2017 The Last Revenants (writer: "Nocturne")
 2016 Medal of Victory (arranger: "Tarantella" from 'La Boutique Fantastique' - as Respighi) / (writer: "La Boutique Fantasque: Overture and Scene", "La Boutique Fantasque: Can Can and Scene", "La Boutique Fantasque: Introduction & Tarantella", "La Boutique Fantasque: Cossack Dance & Valse Brillante" - as Respighi)
 2016 The Creative Process (Documentary short) (writer: "Ancient Airs and Dances: Suite No. 1, I. Ballelo & II. Gagliarda")
 2015 When the World Came to San Francisco (Documentary) (writer: "Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No.1 - 2. Gagliarda", "Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No.1 - 3. Villanella", "Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No.1 - 4. Passo mezzo e mascherada")
 2015 Lost and Beautiful (writer: "Concerto all'antica - Adagio non troppo")
 2013 Mop King (writer: "Pines of the Appian Way")
 2012 To the Wonder (writer: "Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No. 2, P.138")
 2011 The Tree of Life (writer: "Siciliana Da Antiche Danze Ed Arie Suite III")
 2006 Barbie in the 12 Dancing Princesses (Video) (writer: "Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No. 3: Siciliana")
 2003 Drakengard (Video Game) (writer: "Feste Romane")
 2003 Harvie Krumpet (Short) (writer: "Ancient Airs and Dances")
 2000 All the Wrong Places (writer: "Sopra un'aria antica" - as O. Respighi)
 1999 Fantasia 2000 (writer: "Pines of Rome")
 1993 Hear No Evil (writer: "La Fiamma")
 1980 Hollywood (TV Mini-Series documentary) (music - 1 episode)
- Comedy: A Serious Business (1980) ... (music: "La Boutique Fantastque" (excerpt))
 1978 The Silent Witness (Documentary) (music: "The Pines of Rome" - uncredited)
 1978 Ask the Family (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 9 January 1978 (1978) ... (writer: "The Birds" - uncredited)
 1977 Virgin Dreams (writer: "Poema sinfonico 'I Pini di Roma'" - uncredited)
 1970 New York Philharmonic Young People's Concerts (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Anatomy of a Symphony Orchestra (1970) ... (music: "The Pines of Rome")
 1965 The Sucker ("La Boutique Fantasque")
 1964 Le mime Marcel Marceau (writer: "Antiche danze et arie per liuto N°1")
 1962 Sundays and Cybèle (music: "Antiche arie e danze per liuto" - as Respighi)
 1958 A Movie (Short) (writer: "I pini di Roma")
 1951 Room and Bird (Short) (arranger: "Tarantella")
 1949 Fireworks (Short) ("Pines of Rome" (1924))
 1948 The Red Shoes (music: "La Boutique Fantasque" - uncredited)
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He was composer for the ballet, "Three Virgins and A Devil," in the Ballet Theatre production at the Majestic Theatre in New York City with Agnes De Mille (Priggish One); Lucia Chase (Greedy One); Annabelle Lyon (Lustful One); Eugene Loring (Devil) and Jerome Robbins (Youth) in the cast. Ramon Reed was writer. Agnes De Mille ... See more »

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O. Respiga

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