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BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard)
Conductor; Sir Malcolm Sargent
Respighi was a Roman born and bred, and three of his finest symphonic poems take us on sight-seeing tours round the Eternal City, to admire its fountains, its pine trees, and its church windows. ' The Fountains of Rome,' written in 1916, shows us four beauty spots during the course of a single day: the fountain of the Valle Giulia at dawn, the Triton fountain in the morning, the fountain of Trevi at midday, and the fountain of the Villa Medici at sunset.
According to a note on the score, Elgar's
Second Symphony was begun in another Italian city, Venice, six years before Respighi's symphonic poem. But here the similarity ends: the symphony, completed at Tintagel in the following year, paints an English scene, and that an inward rather than an outward 'bne. True, it is dedicated to the memory of King Edward VII , and is usually regarded as an epitome of the Edwardian age; but pre-occupation with external features of this kind should not blind us to the warm and sensitive humanity that lies hidden within. Deryck Cooke


Conductor: Sir Malcolm Sargent
Unknown: Valle Giulia
Unknown: King Edward Vii
Unknown: Deryck Cooke

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