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Matthew Sweet is joined by Richard Dyer for an overview of Nino Rota's film scores. Including The Godfather, The Leopard and the Classic Score of the Week, Romeo and Juliet.

Matthew Sweet presents the first of two programmes exploring the rich art and dolce vita of the Italian film composer Nino Rota. Matthew is joined by Richard Dyer, Professor of Film Studies at Kings College London, who's the author of a study of Rota called "Music, Film and Feeling".

In today's programme Matthew and Richard take a general overview of Rota's extensive output, including the scores for "The Godfather", "War & Peace", "Rocco and his brothers", "Purple Noon", "Treno Populare", "The Glass Mountain" - and the Classic Score of the Week, Zeffirelli's "Romeo and Juliet".

1 hour

Last on

Sat 9 Aug 2014 14:00

Music Played

  • Nino Rota

    TRENO POPULARE (1933): Main Titles

    Orchestra: Orchestra del Cinema Italiano.
    • KIND OF BLUE : 10049.
    • KIND OF BLUE.
    • 1.
  • Nino Rota

    THE GODFATHER (1972): The Love Theme

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • MCA : MCAD-10231.
    • MCA.
    • 7.
  • Nino Rota

    DEATH ON THE NILE (1978): Foxtrot

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • CLOUD NINE : CNS 5007.
    • CLOUD NINE.
    • 25.
  • Nino Rota

    THE GLASS MOUNTAIN (1949): Main Titles

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • VINTAGE SERIES : CVS 004.
    • VINTAGE SERIES.
    • 2.
  • Nino Rota

    ACCADDE AL PENITENZIARIO (1955): Ora di Aria

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • CAM STUDIOS : CSE 002.
    • CAM STUDIOS.
    • 1.
  • Nino Rota

    UN EROE DEI NOSTRI TEMPI (1957): Avvolta in un boa giallo

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • CAM STUDIOS : CSE 002.
    • CAM STUDIOS.
    • 13.
  • Nino Rota

    ROCCO E I SUOI FRATELLI (1960): Terra Lontana

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • CAM : 493194-2.
    • CAM.
    • 2.
  • Nino Rota

    WAR & PEACE (1957): Natasha's Waltz/ The Orgy

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra conducted by Franco Ferrara.
    • VARESE SARABANDE : VSD 5225.
    • VARESE SARABANDE.
    • 6/2.
  • Nino Rota

    FORTUNELLA (1958): Me tocca de lavora

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra conducted by Franco Ferrara.
  • Nino Rota

    PLEIN SOLEIL (1960): Generique/ La Baiser

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra conducted by Franco Ferrara.
    • FONTANA : TFE 17346.
    • FONTANA.
    • 1/9.

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