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Respighi – The Fountains of Rome



These recordings from 1960 feature Sir Malcolm Sargent (RCA Heifetz Scottish Fantasy) conducting the fabulous London Symphony on these Bert Whyte recordings at Walthamstow Assembly Hall in London – the same hall used extensively by the Decca and Kenneth Wilkinson. The performance is slower and more deliberate in tempo than the RCA Reiner performance yet every bit as powerful. The 35mm sound has a textural richness in the strings that is much more realistic than any other and bass that is woofer busting in its power and detail.

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Here is a two-part musical tour of Rome with one of the most important twentieth century Italian composers; the late Ottorino Respighi, as guide.  The vivid orchestral colours in these two symphonic poems, plus the tremendous volume of sound in the finale of The Pines of Rome, have always presented a challenge to recording engineers.  That challenge is met at last in this overpowering new recording from Everest.


1. The Pines of the Villa Borghese
2. The Pines Near a Catacomb
3. The Pines of the Janiculum
4. The Pines of the Appian Way


Additional information

Weight 0.550 kg
Dimensions 32.0 × 32.0 × 2.0 cm