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Nino Rota's Fellini Satyricon/Fellini Roma
1-Nov-2011 - Quartet Records has released two classic Nino Rota scores for the films of Federico Fellini on one CD, Fellini Satyricon and Fellini Roma. Nino Rota composed one of his most unusual scores for Satyricon, evoking barbaric rhythms and ancient-sounding instruments to underscore the colorful visual cacophony of the film. Although the score for Satyricon has been released previously on CD (included in a compilation of "Fellini-Rota" in 2003, now out-of-print), that release was produced from LPs sources, whereas this CD has been mastered from the first generation stereo master tapes, recently discovered in the vaults of EMI Italy. Roma (1972) is a more personal project from Fellini, who creates a lively portrayal of the city through several memorable if barely related vignettes. By showing different aspects of the Italian capitol from different eras, Fellini creates an enjoyable mosaic which discusses his first trip to Rome as a child, his discovery of the city at the age of 18 and meta-trip during which he is making a film about Rome. Nino Rota's underscore is a mostly monothematic offering ("Aria di Roma") apart from some of the more colorful musical sequences (such as the 4-part "Ecclesiastical Fashion Show").
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