Respighi: Pines of Rome; The Birds; Fountains of Rome (CD)
Three of Respighi’s most colourful and popular orchestral works in truly legendary performances. Both ‘Pines’ and ‘Fountains’ are massive orchestral scores evoking the named sights of Rome. ‘The Birds’ is based on music by Respighi’s Baroque predecessors and is a delightful, tuneful evocation of an earlier time in gleaming orchestrations.
The Pines of Rome
The Fountains of Rome
London Symphony Orchestra