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 Posted:   Jan 30, 2018 - 4:10 PM   
 By:   ZardozSpeaks   (Member)

As current FSMmembership is no doubt aware, WagnerAlmighty loves music by Miklós Rózsa or Bernard Herrmann.

Unbeknownst to WagnerAlmighty, though, there is a particular soundtrack album whose music sounds like a blend of both Rózsa's and Herrmann's stylizations - yet this film score is written by neither Rózsa nor Herrmann.

It is Carlo Rustichelli's La Lunga Notte del '43 (1960) on CD via Quartet Records.



I bring this item to the attention of not only WagnerAlmighty but any FSMer who may also be interested in this score.

http://www.quartetrecords.com/cd-catalogue/la-lunga-notte-del-43.html

Personally, music by Rustichelli has never been a favorite of mine (there's around 25 Italian composers whose compositional styles I prefer over that of Rustichelli) so I'm not attempting to enforce any agenda onto WagnerAlmighty.
Nevertheless, since I own La Lunga Notte del '43 myself, I wish to communicate how much a Rózsa follower or a Herrmann fan may appreciate this Rustichelli score - music which may have never been on the radars of folks who don't typically investigate film music from non-English language cinema.

Additionally, those who like Rózsa's music for historical epics might also wish to sample Carlo Savina's 1962 peplum L'ira di Achille:



For those FSMers in the 'know', please chime into this thread with your own selections to help WagnerAlmighty learn what she may be missing out on. smile

 
 Posted:   Jan 30, 2018 - 4:34 PM   
 By:   LordDalek   (Member)

https://www.amazon.com/8-1-2-Otto-Mezzo/dp/B0000CE76A - Gotta have some Rota.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 30, 2018 - 4:35 PM   
 By:   TacktheCobbler   (Member)

I can't really say I'm an expert on Italian soundtracks, but as far as Angelo Francesco Lavagnino, the recent CD of his scores for Orson Welles' Shakespeare films (which were partially financed in Italy) might be a good place to start as far as his work.

Edit: Lord Dalek's suggestion of Rota is also good, though as far as his work, I'm only familiar with the stuff that were also major Hollywood productions (War and Peace and the Zeffirelli Shakespeare films, especially Romeo and Juliet[only recently been exposed to his score for The Godfather]).

 
 Posted:   Jan 31, 2018 - 3:22 AM   
 By:   WagnerAlmighty   (Member)

As current FSMmembership is no doubt aware, WagnerAlmighty loves music by Miklós Rózsa or Bernard Herrmann.

Unbeknownst to WagnerAlmighty, though, there is a particular soundtrack album whose music sounds like a blend of both Rózsa's and Herrmann's stylizations - yet this film score is written by neither Rózsa nor Herrmann.

It is Carlo Rustichelli's La Lunga Notte del '43 (1960) on CD via Quartet Records.



I bring this item to the attention of not only WagnerAlmighty but any FSMer who may also be interested in this score.

http://www.quartetrecords.com/cd-catalogue/la-lunga-notte-del-43.html

Personally, music by Rustichelli has never been a favorite of mine (there's around 25 Italian composers whose compositional styles I prefer over that of Rustichelli) so I'm not attempting to enforce any agenda onto WagnerAlmighty.
Nevertheless, since I own La Lunga Notte del '43 myself, I wish to communicate how much a Rózsa follower or a Herrmann fan may appreciate this Rustichelli score - music which may have never been on the radars of folks who don't typically investigate film music from non-English language cinema.

Additionally, those who like Rózsa's music for historical epics might also wish to sample Carlo Savina's 1962 peplum L'ira di Achille:



For those FSMers in the 'know', please chime into this thread with your own selections to help WagnerAlmighty learn what she may be missing out on. smile


I've got Lunga in my cart! I'm investigating the other reccomendations as well. Many thanks...I'm moved that you folks started this topic for me!

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 31, 2018 - 4:32 AM   
 By:   hyperdanny   (Member)

do not forget Piero Piccioni..there' s many examples but my favorites are : Anna Karenina (some of the most melancholic, passionate music for an unhappy love, ever), Scacco alla Regina (a late 60's loungey earworm that outMorricones Morricone, thanks also to the "borrowing" of the nonpareil Edda Dell'Orso) and last but not least the life-enhancing, sweeping C'era una volta (heard it for the first time when I saw the movie on TV as a little kid..never forgotten)

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 31, 2018 - 4:47 AM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 31, 2018 - 5:03 AM   
 By:   ZardozSpeaks   (Member)

do not forget Piero Piccioni...

Sure won't forget Piccioni ... as he is my favorite Italian film music composer. smile

However, no Piccioni soundtrack comes to mind that resembles the music of Rozsa or Herrmann enough to recommend to WagnerAlmighty.

Perhaps one of his earlier efforts from the '50s might interest her.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 31, 2018 - 5:15 AM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

 
 Posted:   Jan 31, 2018 - 5:25 AM   
 By:   WagnerAlmighty   (Member)



Wow, this is really striking. Many thanks!

And thanks for all the reccomendations; I had no idea how much I was missing.

 
 Posted:   Jan 31, 2018 - 5:31 AM   
 By:   DeputyRiley   (Member)

Josh Mitchell should be able to help out with this, particularly Italian horror if I'm not mistaken

 
 Posted:   Jan 31, 2018 - 5:47 AM   
 By:   WagnerAlmighty   (Member)

Josh Mitchell should be able to help out with this, particularly Italian horror if I'm not mistaken

I just ordered Morricone's Phantom of the Opera, as I checked out the samples and was very impressed. Already a fan of Stendhal Syndrome, amazing opening to the movie.

Love the reccomendations, really grateful!

 
 Posted:   Jan 31, 2018 - 7:02 AM   
 By:   wayoutwest   (Member)

Great selections so far Camille 2000 is one of my all time favourites.

Senilità - Piero Piccioni (1961)



You really need to hear the whole score it is exceptional when listened to in one sitting.

 
 Posted:   Jan 31, 2018 - 7:25 AM   
 By:   WagnerAlmighty   (Member)

Great selections so far Camille 2000 is one of my all time favourites.

Senilità - Piero Piccioni (1961)



You really need to hear the whole score it is exceptional when listened to in one sitting.


It seems Piccioni has written more than a little great film music. I'm surprised I'm just hearing this music, thank you.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 31, 2018 - 7:58 AM   
 By:   ZardozSpeaks   (Member)

Yeah, I'll second for Senilita' as this is one Piccioni which can be reminiscent of Rozsa.

The 1957 La Donna che Venne dal Mare is 'Golden Age' Piccioni - one year prior to the usage of big band jazz in Italian film scoring.


 
 
 Posted:   Jan 31, 2018 - 8:08 AM   
 By:   ZardozSpeaks   (Member)

It seems Piccioni has written more than a little great film music. I'm surprised I'm just hearing this music, thank you.

Yeah, about 200+ film scores by Piccioni. I own around 95 albums of Piccioni music.

 
 Posted:   Jan 31, 2018 - 8:11 AM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

Poor WA! Now she'll NEVER get that Miklos Rozsa Treasury... frown

wink

Good composers and good recommendations in this thread, of course -- some of which I was unfamiliar with too.

Yavar

 
 Posted:   Jan 31, 2018 - 12:53 PM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

No.

 
 Posted:   Jan 31, 2018 - 12:54 PM   
 By:   wayoutwest   (Member)

It seems Piccioni has written more than a little great film music. I'm surprised I'm just hearing this music, thank you.

Yeah, about 200+ film scores by Piccioni. I own around 95 albums of Piccioni music.


Have no idea how many Piccioni scores I own plenty and never enough ha ha.

Glad you enjoyed that one Wagner.

Travolti Da Un Insolito Destino Nell'Azzurro Mare D'Agosto - piero piccioni (1974)


It is very easy to get Swept Away by Piccioni if you enjoyed the samples so far you will more than likely enjoy so many more, I still get mesmerised listening to many of Piccioni's scores even though I have listened to them so many times.

 
 Posted:   Jan 31, 2018 - 1:26 PM   
 By:   WagnerAlmighty   (Member)



It is very easy to get Swept Away by Piccioni if you enjoyed the samples so far you will more than likely enjoy so many more, I still get mesmerised listening to many of Piccioni's scores even though I have listened to them so many times.


His style is particularly engaging. I'm psyched to have another composer to obsess over lol! smile

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 31, 2018 - 4:49 PM   
 By:   Ag^Janus   (Member)

Don't forget The Light,



http://www.quartetrecords.com/composers/piero-piccioni/the-light-at-the-edge-of-the-world.html

CSC is a Stelvio Cipriani champion,



http://www.soundtrackcorner.de/ecologia-del-delitto-a-bay-of-blood-expanded-p7428.htm?osCsidX=4838827b6e8fb749c00432808f9993ed

 
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