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Ottorino Respighi

1879 - 1936

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Ottorino Respighi ( reh-SPEE-ghee, US also rə-, Italian: [ottoˈriːno reˈspiːɡi]; 9 July 1879 – 18 April 1936) was an Italian composer, violinist, teacher, and musicologist and one of the leading Italian composers of the early 20th century. His compositions range over operas, ballets, orchestral suites, choral songs, chamber music, and transcriptions of Italian compositions of the 16th–18th centuries, but his best known and most performed works are his three orchestral tone poems which brought him international fame: Fountains of Rome (1916), Pines of Rome (1924), and Roman Festivals (1928). Respighi was born in Bologna to a musical and artistic family. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ottorino Respighi has received more than 578,334 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Ottorino Respighi is the 153rd most popular composer (down from 149th in 2019), the 726th most popular biography from Italy (down from 653rd in 2019) and the 29th most popular Italian Composer.

Ottorino Respighi is most famous for his orchestral suites for The Pines of Rome and The Fountains of Rome.

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Among composers, Ottorino Respighi ranks 153 out of 1,216Before him are Darius Milhaud, Philip Glass, George Enescu, Enrique Granados, Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle, and Édouard Lalo. After him are Vincenzo Galilei, Gustav Holst, Giovanni Paisiello, Marin Marais, Vittorio Monti, and Dmitry Kabalevsky.

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Among people born in 1879, Ottorino Respighi ranks 15Before him are Emiliano Zapata, Max von Laue, Owen Willans Richardson, Alma Mahler, Symon Petliura, and Francis Picabia. After him are Milutin Milanković, Hans Luther, Alexandrine of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Rudolf von Laban, Ramana Maharshi, and Johannes Nicolaus Brønsted. Among people deceased in 1936, Ottorino Respighi ranks 23Before him are Fuad I of Egypt, Grazia Deledda, Premchand, José Antonio Primo de Rivera, Louis Blériot, and Hans von Seeckt. After him are Karl Kraus, Buenaventura Durruti, Róbert Bárány, Robert E. Howard, Andrija Mohorovičić, and Elsa Einstein.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Ottorino Respighi ranks 726 out of 4,668Before him are Salvatore Quasimodo (1901), Giacinto Facchetti (1942), Victor Emmanuel I of Sardinia (1759), Maria Goretti (1890), Pope Alexander II (1010), and Boniface I, Marquess of Montferrat (1150). After him are Lorenzo di Credi (1459), Constans (320), Paolo dal Pozzo Toscanelli (1397), Gaius Octavius (-100), Giovanni Schiaparelli (1835), and Pope Theodore II (840).

Among COMPOSERS In Italy

Among composers born in Italy, Ottorino Respighi ranks 29Before him are Muzio Clementi (1752), Giulio Caccini (1551), Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583), Giovanni Gabrieli (1557), Domenico Cimarosa (1749), and Gregorio Allegri (1582). After him are Vincenzo Galilei (1520), Giovanni Paisiello (1740), Vittorio Monti (1868), Francesco Cavalli (1602), Ferruccio Busoni (1866), and Amilcare Ponchielli (1834).