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  • Audio CD (July 23, 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Telarc
  • ASIN: B000003CT0
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #56,335 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. I. Pines Of The Villa Borghese
2. II. Pines Near A Catacomb
3. III. Pines Of The Janiculum
4. IV. Pines Of The Appian Way
5. I. Prelude
6. II. The Dove
7. The Birds: III. The Hen
8. IV. The Nightingale
9. V. Cuckoo
10. I. Fountain Of Valle Giulia At Dawn
11. II. Triton Fountain At Morn
12. III. Fountain Of Trevi At Mid-Day
13. IV. Villa Medici Fountain At Sunset

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Buy this disc and it will give you a lifetime of listening pleasure.
John Tentrees
Pini di Roma, also called Pines of Rome, is a wonderful symphonic poem by Respighi.
Jack D. McNamara
The sound clarity and "presence" of this Telarc recording are outstanding.
"acominatus"

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35 of 36 people found the following review helpful By T. Beers on July 21, 2003
Format: Audio CD
Ever since Toscanini's RCA recordings (early 1950s), these Respighi tone poems have been played as sonic block-busters, with engineering to match. It seems everybody's idea of this music is driven by the last section of "The Pines of Rome," which famously evokes a march of Roman legionnaries via a steady crescendo of orchestral volume that finally explodes in an orgy of brass playing. But there are subtler pleasures in these pieces, especially in "The Fountains of Rome," and in this recording I've finally found Respighi performances that sound like music, not noise. Not that conductor Louis Lane and the fine Atlanta orchestra underplay the parts that need it; there's plenty of drama here, trust me. But Lane was an assistant to legendary conductor George Szell in Cleveland for many years, and he clearly learned how to achieve proper orchestral balances, even when working with the massively large orchestra favored by late Romantic composers like Respighi. For once, Respighi's orchestral texures register with the necessary nuance and subtlety.

Telarc's sound complements Lane's approach with an appropriate acoustic: very "hi-fi," but not in your face. Instead of garishly spotlighting individual sections, Telarc works its magic to ensure that the entire orchestra registers with a marvelous warmth. Given the subtleties of Lane's approach, I think it's no accident that he chose to couple "Pines" and "Fountains" with Respighi's suite "The Birds" rather than with the more glitzy "Roman Festivals." "The Birds" ("Gli Uccelli") is a Renaissance/Baroque pastiche cut from the same cloth as Respighi's perennially popular "Ancient Airs and Dances." So if you love the Respighi of the "Ancient Airs" and abhor the composer of the flashier tone poems, buy this CD.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By "acominatus" on February 8, 2004
Format: Audio CD
This review applies to the works -Pines of Rome-,
-The Birds-, and -Fountains of Rome- performed by
the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and conducted by
Louis Lane on Telarc.
Listening and enjoyment and enthusiasm are all
subjective elements which can't be "quantified" for
everyone's satisfaction. I can only say that I
have "perfectionist" ears and eyes, so I have
real trouble finding personally satisfying sound
reproduction devices as well as particular versions
of classical works which I "get into." There
are some other versions of this work which I like
very much also, conductor Daniel Gatti's with the
Orchestra of the Accademia di Santa Cecilia, conductor
Giuseppe Sinopoli's with the New York Philharmonic
on Deutsche Grammophon, and conductor Jesus Lopez-
Cobos with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra on
Telarc.
What makes me decide to review Lane's recording is
his concern with tempo and dynamics...the transition
from the sunny brilliance of the Pines of the Villa
Borghese to the dark, quiet mystery and softness of
the Pines Near a Catacomb is a wonder, and for me,
breath-taking. The sound clarity and "presence" of
this Telarc recording are outstanding. In the
Pines of the Villa Borghese you can hear the
instruments giving out percussive effects to imitate
the toys of the children. But it is the sunny,
sparkling brilliance and tempo of the orchestra
as well that make this piece scintillating!
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By John Tentrees on April 17, 2006
Format: Audio CD
This is one of the finest performances of these pieces. Under Lane's direction, the Orchestra sounds magnificent and they are in absolute top form. The sound from this Telarc disc can only be described as ravishing. At times, the orchestration, together with the performance and the recording all combine to create some of the most beautiful sounds I have ever heard from an orchestral recording. The engineering is magnificent and this is probably the best sound that Telarc has ever achieved. This is an audiophile's dream recording. Buy this disc and it will give you a lifetime of listening pleasure.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Jacob Kenagy on March 15, 2003
Format: Audio CD
After seeing Disney's "Fantasia 2000" in the Summer of that year I realized that I had found a new love of Classical music in Respighi's 'Pines of Rome.' I quickly picked up the soundtrack album with James Levine conducting the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in a superb, although abbreviated, performance of 'Pines' for the Fantasia sequel. However this little snippet did not keep me satisfied. For my birthday later that year my father gave me this album of Louis Lane and the Atlanta S.O. performing 'Pines,' 'The Birds,' and 'Fountains.' I was mesmorized by Respighi's music and the images and feeling conjured when listening to it. I had fallen in love.
Naturally this album holds a special place in my heart even today after collecting nearly every Respighi album I could put my hands on. So that makes it doubly difficult for me to critique it. At the very least, this is a fine performance. The tempi are consistent, if a little on the slow side (the 'Fountain at Trevi' being the most clear example). The brass section is strong and stingy (just the way Telarc likes it) sometimes at the expense of loosing the strings in the mix. Louis Lane clearly understood the moods and images Respighi yearned for in his days of composition and succeeds in conveying those through the players.
Technically speaking, this is a beautifully captured performance, no doubt benefiting from Telarc's pure digital recording and mixing methods. I have never heard bass such as that in the climax of 'Pines Near a Catacomb.' When you buy a Telarc Digital album you can be assured there is a high level of clarity; that you will be able to distinguish between all types of instruments during both the soft, gentle moments, and during the greatest crescendos. This CD is no exception.
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