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Respighi: Pines Of Rome, Etc; Debussy: La Mer / Reiner


Release Date: 04/11/1995 
Label:  Rca Victor Living Stereo Catalog #: 68079   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Claude DebussyOttorino Respighi
Conductor:  Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 2 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
La mer by Claude Debussy
Conductor:  Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903-1905; France 
Date of Recording: 02/27/1960 
Venue:  Orchestra Hall, Chicago, Illinois 
Length: 25 Minutes 13 Secs. 
2.
Fountains of Rome by Ottorino Respighi
Conductor:  Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1916; Rome, Italy 
Date of Recording: 10/24/1959 
Venue:  Orchestra Hall, Chicago, Illinois 
Length: 15 Minutes 50 Secs. 
3.
Pines of Rome by Ottorino Respighi
Conductor:  Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923-1924; Rome, Italy 
Date of Recording: 10/24/1959 
Venue:  Orchestra Hall, Chicago, Illinois 
Length: 21 Minutes 9 Secs. 

Sound Samples

De l'aube à midi sur la mer
Jeux des vagues
Dialogue du vent et de la mer
The Fountain of Valle Giulia at Dawn
The Triton Fountain at Morning
The Fountain of Trevi at Midday
The Villa Medici Fountain at Sunset
The Pines of the Villa Borghese
Pines Near a Catacomb
The Pines of the Janiculum
The Pines of the Appian Way

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Another Reiner Masterpiece!! September 1, 2012 By Richard F. Buckley (Jefferson Hills, PA) See All My Reviews "Fritz Reiner has done it again! I am never disappointed when I purchase one of his recordings. Respighi's Pines and Fountains of Rome are heard so often that they sometimes can be tiresome. Not so with Fritz! He manages to bring out phrasing in the orchestra that you never hear under a different baton. The performances are head and shoulders above any other I have ever heard.

La Mer by Debussey gets the same treatment. While you listen, if you close your eyes you can visualize the waves crashing at sea. It is an inspiring reading.

A word must be said about the splendid sound on this disc. Layton and Mohr have produced another sonic masterpiece for RCA Victor. In spite of the vintage of the recordings, they compare favorably with anything produced today! The entire series of Living Stereo with which I am familiar is recording state of the art. Thank God for this wonderful music!"
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