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Rome Colosseum

Weekend of December 15, 2012

Retro and Radical

Nobody could combine retro and radical like Italian composer Ottorino Respighi. He called for both old and new in his orchestral tone poem, "The Pines of Rome." Roman trumpets depicting the march of ancient soldiers along the Appian Way. And a newfangled audio recording of a real nightingale, which shocked audiences in 1924. In this weekend's show, old meets new in a concert performance of Respighi's "Pines of Rome" from Amsterdam.

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Ottorino Respighi
    Excerpts from Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No. 3
    The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Neville Marriner, conductor
  • Jan Dismas Zelenka
    Excerpts from Missa Dei filii, ZWV 20
    The Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, Collegium Vocale Ghent, soloists, Marcus Creed, conductor
    Konzerthaus, Freiburg, Germany
  • Anonymous (arranged by Henrik Goldschmidt)
    En rose sa jeg skyde (I saw a Rose in Bud)
    The Middle East Peace Orchestra, Danish Radio Vocal Ensemble, Henrik Goldschmidt, conductor
    Christianskirken, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Michael Praetorius
    Lo, how a Rose e'er Blooming
    The Harvard Glee Club, Radcliffe Choral Society, Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum, Jameson Marvin, conductor
    Sanders Theatre, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Ottorino Respighi
    Pines of Rome
    The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, David Zinman, conductor
    The Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

hour 2

  • Anonymous
    Maria Virgo Semper Laetare
    Ars Coralis Coeln, Maria Jonas, director
    Frauenkirche, Nuremberg, Germany
  • Anatoly Liadov
    A Musical Snuffbox, Op. 32
    Denis Matsuev, piano
    Barbican Hall, London, England
  • Fulvio Caldini
    Beata Viscera (Blessed is the Womb) and Clockwork Toccata
    Quartet New Generation
    Ojai Music Festival, Ojai, California
  • John Vergin
    Carol: There is no Rose of Such Virtue
    In Mulieribus, Anna Song, director
    St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, Portland, Oregon
  • Johann Sebastian Bach
    Nun Komm der Heiden Heiland
    The Amstel Saxophone Quartet
    Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles
  • George Frideric Handel
    Gavotte from Concerto Grosso in B-flat, Op. 3, No. 2, HWV 313
    Ensemble Zefiro, Alfredo Bernardini, director
    Broadcasting Hall, Bremen, Germany
  • Traditional (arranged by Reginald Jacques)
    Away in a Manger
    New York Polyphony
    Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church, Minneapolis
  • Delvyn Case
    Rocket Sleigh
    The Dallas Wind Symphony, Jerry Junkin, conductor
    Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas
  • Kenneth Jennings
    Noel: Christmas Eve
    Charles Gray, viola, the St. Olaf Choir, Anton Armstrong, director
    St. Olaf Christmas Festival, Northfield, Minnesota
  • Carolyn Jennings
    A New Magnificat
    The St. Olaf Combined Choirs, St. Olaf Orchestra, Sigrid Johnson, conductor
    St. Olaf Christmas Festival, Northfield, Minnesota
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