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Ottorino Respighi's The Three Botticelli Pictures

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This morning I’m featuring a favorite work of mine: The Three Botticelli Pictures composed in 1927 by Ottorino Respighi.

Some works' origins are completely enigmatic. Such is not the case of this colorful work. Each movement is inspired by the 16th Century Italian painter Botticelli. The three masterpieces are:

'La Primavera,' 'The Adoration of The Magi' and 'The Birth of Venus'. All three hang in the Uffizi Museum in Florence, Italy.

View the slideshow below to see the three image while you listen to this piece:

Botticelli's Primavera
Botticelli's Primavera ( Wikimedia Commons )
Botticelli's La nascita di Venere
Botticelli's La nascita di Venere ( Wikimedia Commons )
Botticelli's Sandro
Botticelli's Sandro ( Wikimedia Commons )