Respighi’s Pines of Rome

Pines of Rome is a four-movement symphonic poem for orchestra completed in 1924 by the Italian composer Ottorino Respighi. The piece depicts pine trees in four locations in Rome at different times of the day.

It is a grand piece with a wide list of instrumentalists, some of whom play a standout virtuoso part. There is even a role for a nightingale, that is introduced from a recording of a real bird.

Recorded live for ArtSound FM in Canberra’s Llewellyn Hall, on 3 August 2019. Recording and notes by Tim Lamble with acknowledgement to the Wikipedia®.


Otorino RESPIGHI: Pines of Rome (20m 45s)

[1] Pines of the Villa Borghese

[2] The Pines Near a Catacomb

[3] The Pines of the Janiculum

[4] The Pines of the Appian Way


National Capital Orchestra conducted by Musical Director Leonard Weiss