Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The Art of a Man - Pini Di Roma

The splendid art of Respighi! His Pini Di Roma, or Pines of Rome, is a thrilling and festive musical ride I have just discovered. Ottorino Respighi was born in Bologna, Italy in 1879. Here he is pictured with his wife Elsa. He composed Operas, Ballets, Choral, Orchestral, Chamber, and Concerto works. In Pini Di Roma, each symphonic movement portrays the location of pine trees in the city during different parts of the day. Also something new I found out through researching this particular composition is that it was the basis of most of Star of Indiana's 1991 Drum Corps International world championship repertoire - based out of Bloomington, Indiana. Huh!


Eva Marie Sutter said...

hmmm, symphonic movements portraying the location of pine trees in Rome during different parts of the day? So intriguing. This sounds like something I've got to hear, seeing as how I think Rome is one of the most magical cities on planet earth. I've been there three times and I could go back for more. and more. Do you have fond memories of it as well? Oh and by the way.
no, seriously, I missed your postings more than I can tell you and since you won't call me back when I call, this is as good as it gets.

Katie Grace said...

hey, we're on the phone right now seesta! good to be back for sure. i missed it.

weakknees@gbpackersfan.com said...

hey you. still in WI. leave for Miami this Friday. you coming down??? :)

i grew up listening to The Pines of Rome - my father had the album. excellent.

miss you.

Katie Grace said...

unfortunately, no miami this time. :l(
miss you too.