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Matthew Sweet and Richard Dyer explore the relationship between Nino Rota and director Federico Fellini, from which came the films 8 1/2, La Strada, Amarcord and La Dolce Vita.

Matthew Sweet presents the second 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 look at the special relationship between Rota and fellow Italian film director Federico Fellini, which spawned movies such as "Casanova", "Eight & a Half", "The White Sheik", "La Strada" and "Amarcord" - and the Classic Score of the Week, Fellini's "La Dolce Vita".

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Sat 16 Aug 2014 16:00

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Music Played

  • Nino Rota

    CASANOVA (1976): Il Duca di Wuttenberg

    Conductor: Carlo Savino. Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • CAM STUDIOS : CSE 006.
    • CAM STUDIOS.
    • 12.
  • Nino Rota

    OTTO E MEZZO (1963): La Passerella di Otto e Mezzo/E Poi/Carlotta's Galop

    Conductor: Carlo Savino. Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • CAM STUDIOS : CSE 012.
    • CAM STUDIOS.
    • 1/3/9.
  • Nino Rota

    IL BIDONE (1955): Main Titles

    Conductor: Carlo Savino. Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • CAM STUDIOS : CSE 004.
    • CAM STUDIOS.
    • 1.
  • Nino Rota

    AMARCORD (1973): Lo Struscio

    Conductor: Carlo Savino. Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • CAM STUDIOS : CSE 003.
    • CAM STUDIOS.
    • 4.
  • Nino Rota

    LA DOLCE VITA (1960): In Via Veneto

    Conductor: Carlo Savino. Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • CAM STUDIOS : CSE 009.
    • CAM STUDIOS.
    • 3.
  • Nino Rota

    LO SCEICCO BIANCO (1951): Symphonic Suite

    Orchestra: Czech Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Derek Wadsworth.
    • SILVA SCREEN : FILMCD 129.
    • SILVA SCREEN.
    • 1.
  • Nino Rota

    LA DOLCE VITA (1960): Arrividerci Roma/Notturno o mattutino/Finale

    Conductor: Carlo Savina. Orchestra: Aida Studio Orchestra.
    • CAM STUDIOS : CSE 009.
    • CAM STUDIOS.
    • 2/8/11.
  • Nino Rota

    LA STRADA (1954): Main Theme/Il circo Giraffa

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • LEGEND : CD 7.
    • LEGEND.
    • 1/13.
  • Nino Rota

    NOTTI DI CABIRIA (1956): Opening Titles/Cabiria e il divo

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra. Conductor: Franco Ferrara.
    • LEGEND : CD 7.
    • LEGEND.
    • 20/24.

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