Nino Rota Orchestral Works Vol 1
Ensemble: Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi
Direttore: Giussepe Grazioli
* World Premiere Recording
Record Label: Decca (CD: 481 0284 DB2 DDD CD)
CD Liner Notes/Description:
The Legend of the Glass Mountain:
The music composed by Nino Rota in 1948 for the film The Glass Mountain (1949) was his first great international success in the world of cinema. In fact, the success was so considerable it surpassed that of the film itself. The score was performed by all the light music orchestras during those years in Great Britain; indeed, the main theme became, for a certain period, the opening music for the BBCs radio broadcast. Titled The Legend of the Glass Mountain, this suite orchestrated by Rota himself aligns, after a short opening fanfare, the love theme alternated with a famous Alpine song, La montanara. The orchestration is particularly rich and varied, based upon the model of score composed by Max Steiner and Erich Wolfgang Korngold for Hollywood movies in the 1930 and 1940s.
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