Ottorino Respighi - Roman
This Chandos recording of Respighi's famed tone poems features
superb playing by the Philharmonia Orchestra, and Yan Pascal
Tortelier's direction is extremely exciting. The final build-up
in "The Pines of Rome" is huge, raucous and poetic
in equal measure, while calmer moments such as the atmospheric
wind solos in the "Fountains of Rome" benefit from
the label's meticulous production.