Title

Nino Rota Orchestral Works Vol 1

Category Discography
Description

Ensemble: Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi

Direttore: Giussepe Grazioli

Disc 1:

  • The Legend of the Glass Mountain (1949)
  • Variazione sopra un tema gioviale (1953)*
  • Fuga per quartetto d'archi, organo e orchestra d'archi (1923)*
  • Concerto per violoncello e orchestra (1925)*
    Mario Shirai Grigolato (Cello)
  • Allegro concertante (1947-50)*
  • Concerto per arpa e orchestra (1947-50)
    Elena Piva (Harp)
  • Sarabanda e toccata per arpa (1945)
    Elena Piva (Harp)
  • Il cappello di paglia di Firenze Ouverture (1945-46)

Disc 2:

  • Satyricon / Roma Suite (1971)*
  • Il padrino per arpa (Love Theme) (1972)
    Elena Piva (Harp)
  • Concerto n.1 per violoncello e orchestra (1972)
    Mario Shirai Grigolato (Cello)
  • Concerto n.1 per violoncello e orchestra (1974)
    Mario Shirai Grigolato (Cello)

* World Premiere Recording

Record Label: Decca (CD: 481 0284 DB2 DDD CD)

CD Liner Notes/Description:

Disc 1
The Legend of the Glass Mountain
Variazione Sopra Un Tema Gioviale
Fuga Per Quartetto D’Archi, Organo E Orchestra D’Archi
Concerto Per Violoncello E Orchestra
Allegro Concertante
Concerto Per Arpa E Orchestra
Sarabanda E Toccata Per Arpa
Il Cappello Di Paglie Di Firenze

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 BBC’s 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.

Francesco Lombardi
Translation: Emily Ligniti

Date 2013-Mar-5
Publisher