Classical Music Month~ September 20

Trittico Botticelliano by Ottorino Respighi

“Although the theme of “The Adoration of the Magi” is recognizable as the carol “O come, O come, Emmanuel,” Respighi’s mind was not on the Advent season. Rather, the three movements of the Trittico Botticelliano each take their inspiration from a different painting by Sandro Botticelli, renowned artist of the Italian Renaissance. The first and third are likely familiar: La primavera (Spring) and La nascita di Venere (The Birth of Venus). The middle part of the triptych, “L’adorazione dei Magi,” is less humanistic and more traditional, with its subject from the Book of Matthew.”
~https://www.redlandssymphony.com/pieces/trittico-botticelliano

Adoration of the Magi by Sandro Botticelli

c.1475-1476 / Tempera on wood panel / 43 3/4″x52 3/4″ / Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy

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