Sunday, January 25, 2009

Pines of Rome: what is your Rome music?

Many have a song or album which brings them back to Rome.

Of course it varies for different people. For some it might be the In Paradisum of Gabriel Fauré while for others, for example, it might be the Nessum Dorma of Puccini, etc.

But for me it has always been the Symphonie Fantastique of Hector Berlioz. Odd, but the ten minutes at the end of the Songe d'une nuit du Sabbat always carries me back to the glory of the Eternal City.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Put Juvenal into music: Oh the smoke, the wealth, the din of Rome!

Anonymous said...

Monteverdi

Miguel José Ernst-Sandoval said...

Oddyly, for me it's the Litany of the Saints. I suppose this is due to all the Stational Church Masses I attended while there.

Anonymous said...

Tales of Hoffman by Offenbach.

Lady Lauren said...

Oddly enough, thinking about it more, I realize that "Don't cry for me Argentina" always brings me back to the streets of Trastevere on an early summer's evening. There is a story involved, but there you have it.