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Old 09-28-2010, 04:35 AM   #32 (permalink)
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You simply cannot go wrong with Respighi's raucous Roman Festivals - it has been described by some as vulgar, because it is mostly so upbeat, loud and boisterous, but that's all part of the fun of what is a seriously skillful 20-minute score. You will hear lots of imitations of this in later Hollywood epics (such as Ben Hur). Respighi got there first!

And has anyone here mentioned Stravinsky's seminal Rite of Spring - possibly the most influential 20th century classical score?
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