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Saturday, February 27, 2016 Permalink

The Rome Connection

"Campo Vaccino," by J. M. W. Turner, completed in 1839, is his final painting of Rome.


It’s not only a beautiful city, but one whose 25 hundred-year history is visible to anyone who takes a look around. No wonder it has inspired artists, writers and composers for centuries.

In this hour, Rome . . . in music by Respighi, Mozart, Berlioz, Strauss and more.

CD Title Group/Artist Catalog # UPC
Respighi London Symphony Orchestra, Lamberto Gardelli EMI Classics 5865492 724358654929
Mozart Overtures Capella Istropolitana, Barry Wordsworth Naxos 8.550185 730099518529
Strauss: Aus Italien [From Italy]  Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, Zdenek Kosler Naxos 8.550342 730099534222
Berlioz Complete Orchestral Works London Symphony Orchestra, Colin Davis Philips 456 143-2 028945614328
Massenet: Roma International Orchestra of Italy, Marco Guidarini  Dynamic 267 8007144602673
Griffes: Piano Works, Vol. 1  Michael Lewin Naxos 8.559023 0636943902325
Respighi: Fountains/Pines of Rome Santa Cecilia Academy Orchestra of Rome, Antonio Pappano.  EMI Classics 3 94429 2   094639442928

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