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Toscanini Collection Vol 32 - Respighi: Pines Of Rome, Etc


Release Date: 11/14/2006 
Label:  Rca Victor Gold Seal Catalog #: 60262   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Ottorino Respighi
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 1 Hours 0 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

...The Strauss and Respighi collections are also exceptionally fine. It is conceivable, with music as spectacular and as colourful as Respighi's, that some collectors will want stereo—nay, digital sound in these works. But in doing so will they get sharper-focused, more brilliantly coloured, or more decisively projected performances than these by Respighi's earliest and finest champion? I very much doubt it. Certainly, I have never heard a stronger case made out for what is allegedly the weakest of the three pieces, Feste romane. Toscanini's performance is sensational. Happily, the recordings were all made in the Carnegie Hall and are very fine. Collectors who already have an LP version of Fountains and Pines may find the CD a touch more Read more strident and lacking in bass. That was RL's reaction in last November's "Quarterly Retrospect". But it was a minor quibble. As he said: "these are such stunning performances that they must be strongly recommended".

-- Gramophone [1/1991]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Pines of Rome by Ottorino Respighi
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923-1924; Rome, Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/17/1953 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 20 Minutes 50 Secs. 
2.
Fountains of Rome by Ottorino Respighi
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1916; Rome, Italy 
Date of Recording: 12/17/1951 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 15 Minutes 5 Secs. 
3.
Feste romane by Ottorino Respighi
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; Rome, Italy 
Date of Recording: 12/12/1949 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 23 Minutes 40 Secs. 

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