This David Grisman album was a Christmas gift to me, back in the early 80s.
Respighi – Ancient Aires and Dance
Respighi was an enthusiastic scholar of Italian music of the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries.
He published editions of the music of Claudio Monteverdi and Antonio Vivaldi, and of Benedetto Marcello‘s Didone. His work in this area influenced his later compositions and led to a number of works based on early music, notably his three suites of Ancient Airs and Dances and the Suite Gli uccelli (The Birds).