Since I've been spending a lot of time in ancient Rome on this blog, I thought some music might be in order. Here is the best gladiator film score never written for a movie, the finale from The Pines of Rome by Resphighi. Herbert Von Karajan conducts in Osaka in 1984:
A very guilty pleasure of mine.
I strolled down the Via Appia Antica only once in my life. Instead of encountering the ghosts of the Roman legions, I encountered the Roman traffic.
I love this too! And I don't feel guilty. The English Horn solo turns me totally on! The French horns. And the beat, beat, beat of the timpani! Every step nearer, nearer. This is of course a great brass section!
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