The Sei pezzi per pianoforte ('Six pieces for piano'), assigned
catalogue number P 044, is a set of six solo piano pieces composed by
the Italian composer Ottorino Respighi between 1903 and 1905. These
predominantly salonesque pieces are eclectic, drawing influence from
different musical styles and composers, particularly music of earlier
periods. The pieces have various musical forms and were composed
separately and later published together between 1905 and 1907 in a set
under the same title for editorial reasons; Respighi had not composed
them as a suite, and therefore did not intend to have uniformity among
the pieces. Styles present in the set include Baroque, Impressionism,
Classicism, and Romanticism. The set, under Bongiovanni, became his
first published work. Five of the six pieces are derived from earlier
works by Respighi, and only one of them, the "Canone", has an extant
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