Respighi - vinyl enthusiast?
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6. Respighi - vinyl enthusiast?
Ottorino Respighi's 'Pines of Rome' ends with the gorgeous sound of birdsong. But without contravening animal cruelty laws, how did he manage to get the sound into performances in 1924? Neatly, he took advantage of the emerging gramophone technology and simply played a birdsong recording at the appropriate moment.