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Respighi: Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No. 3,: great compositions/performances

Respighi: Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No. 3

Ottorino Respighi: Pini di Roma (Pines Of Rome) – I Pini della via Appia (The Appian Way) (4/4)

Pines of Rome (In Italian: Pini di Roma) is a symphonic poem written in 1924 by the Italian composer Ottorino Respighi and, together with Fontane di Roma and Feste Romane, forms what is sometimes loosely referred to as his “Roman trilogy”. Each movement depicts the pine trees in different locations in Rome at different times of day.

The first performance was given under conductor Bernardino Molinari in the Augusteo, Rome, on December 14, 1924.

Performed by the Radio Sinfonie Orchester Stuttgart SWR, conducted by Georges Prêtre.