RESPIGHI Pines of Rome

RESPIGHI

Pines of Rome/Fountains of Rome/Roman Festivals
Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal
Dutoit
Int. Release 01 Jan. 1983
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. . . remarkably effective. The fast-driven tempos give unity and cohesion to a work that can sometimes feel episodic, and yet at no time does the listener feel rushed . . . [in Dutoit's "Pines of the Janiculum"] his brisk march up the Appian Way works a treat. Whereas others trudge, Dutoit's Roman legion pounds toward us with an aggressive, Stravinsky-like menace. This is an army that means business, and don't we know it.