Via Appia antica
After the fall of the Western Roman Empire, the road fell out of use; Pope Pius VI ordered its restoration. A new Appian Way was built in parallel with the old one in 1784 as far as the Alban Hills region. The new road is the Via Appia Nuova (“New Appian Way”) as opposed to the old section, now known as Via Appia Antica.
Pini di Roma (English “Pines of Rome”) is a 1924 work by the Italian composer Ottorino Respighi, and is considered one of the masterpieces of the Roman Trilogy of symphonic poems along with Fontane di Roma and Feste Romane. Each section portrays the location of pine trees in the city during different parts of the day.
The first performance was given under conductor Bernardino Molinari in the Augusteo, Rome, on December 14, 1924.
1 “I pini di Villa Borghese” (Pines of the Villa Borghese)
2 “Pini presso una catacomba” (Pines near a catacomb)
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Herbert von Karajan.The Symphony Hall, Osaka,1984
3 “I pini del Gianicolo” (Pines of the Janiculum)
4 “I pini della Via Appia” (Pines of the Appian Way)