If you’ve got any new year sluggishness, sweep all that away with a blast of Respighi’s Roman Festivals – four vivid musical pictures featuring love songs and folk dances, wine, religion and state-sponsored violence (lions eating Christians)! Listening time c32 mins [8′ podcast, 24′ music]
Music played by [mainly] Italians from the fabulous, and fabulously titled, Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Roma and their conductor Antonio Pappano:
Or the brilliant, National Youth Orchestra of GB (&NI!):
Or music only here on youtube, or Spotify:
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