This is monumental. Ocean is opening in front of you. Infinite waters, infinite skies. Majestic, with no story, no action: It just exists. Entireness and beauty and sun.
Philadelphia Orchestra has a well balanced sound. Ormandy can control the climax, keeping the orchestra wonderfully in a bolero-like trajectory.
Composer: Ottorino Respighi
Work: The Pines of Rome, IV. The Pines of The Appian Way
Recording: Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy