Serge Koussevitzky asked whether Rachmaninoff would select a group of études-tableaux for Italian composer Ottorino Respighi to orchestrate. He agreed and selected five études from Op. 33 and Op. 39. Respighi rearranged the order of études, but was otherwise faithful to the composer's intent.
Respighi was no stranger to Russian music -- he was an orchestration student of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. He created brilliant and appropriate colors for all of the pieces.
1.La foire (The Fair)
(Op. 33, No. 6(7))
2.La mer et les mouettes (The Sea and the Seagulls)
(Op. 39, No. 2)
3.La chaperon rouge et le loup (Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf)
(Op. 39, No. 6)
4.Marche funèbre (Funeral March)
(Op. 39, No. 7)
(Op. 39, No. 9)
- 3 Fl 1dPicc, 2 Ob, CA, 2 Cl, B.Cl, 2 Bsn, Cbsn, 4 Hn, 3 Tpt, 3 Tbn, Tba, Timp, Perc(4), Harp, Strings
- 25 min.
- Set of Parts:
- Includes Strings count 188.8.131.52.2