Tag: Rome

Between Birds of Prey #178 – Pax Romana

The first Roman emperor Caesar Augustus died on this day in 14 AD, so this week we take inspiration from his 45 years of sole ruling to create a playlist about Rome¬†entitled “Pax Romana”. Aram Khachaturian – Spartacus and Phrygia – Adagio (Spartacus and Phrygia) Beethoven, Ludwig van – Coriolanus, E Min Op 62 Overture…


Between Birds of Prey #159 – The Ides of March

The Death of Caesar (1798) by Vincenzo Camuccini

In the past 15th of March, known for the Romans as the Ides of March, it was 2059 years after Julius Caesar assassination, so this week we have an episode dedicated to the Roman civilisation. Musica Romana – Hymnus an Helios (Pugnate) Musica Romana – Hymnus Dianae (Pugnate) Synaulia – Symphoniaci (Music From Ancient Rome,…


Between Birds of Prey #130 – The Great Fire of Rome

The Great Fire of Rome started on the night between 18 and 19 July in the year 64 AD. Differing accounts either blame Emperor Nero for initiating the fire or credit him with organizing measures to contain it and provide relief for refugees. This episode, taking inspiration from that historical event, is a musical reflection…


Between Birds of Prey #121 – Romulus and Remus

This week we will celebrate the founding of Rome with an episode inspired by the mythical story of Romulus and Remus. Synaulia – Symphoniaci (Music From Ancient Rome, Vol. 2: String Instruments) Synaulia – Magna Mater (Music From Ancient Rome, Vol. 1: Wind Instruments) Synaulia – Pompeii (Music From Ancient Rome, Vol. 1: Wind Instruments)…