Nino Rota

Marcin Markowicz, Grzegorz Skrobinski - Different Things: Erich Korngold, Nino Rota, Alfred Schnittke, Philip Glass (2017)

Different Things: Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Nino Rota, Alfred Schnittke, Philip Glass (2017)
Marcin Markowicz (violin), Grzegorz Skrobiński (piano)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 333 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 199 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: CD Accord / NFM | # ACD 235 / NFM 38 | 01:10:38

Korngold, Rota, Schnittke, Glass – four different artistic personalities. Each of these composers was active in totally different conditions; and therefore their life circumstances and consequently their artistic choices are incomparable. What may connect Korngold and Nino Rota are their early debuts as composers – both were prodigies. Seeking analogies in the lives of Alfred Schnittke and Philip Glass would come to naught. There is, however, another common denominator for their work – all of them were hugely successful in writing film music. Korngold codified its modern canons ruling to this day. Without Nino Rota it would be difficult to imagine Federico Fellini’s masterpieces. Alfred Schnittke found in the realm of cinema a domain of relative artistic freedom; Philip Glass a platform for his ambitiously non-clichéd art, opposing the musical mainstream of the last decades of the 20th century and the first decades of the 21st century.
Nino Rota - The Godfather: Original Soundtrack Recording (1972/2015) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/192kHz]

Nino Rota - The Godfather: Original Soundtrack Recording (1972/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 31:01 minutes | 1,11 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Nino Rota's iconic soundtrack from the classic 1972 movie was named the fifth greatest film score of all time by the American Film Institute. Rota won both a Golden Globe and a Grammy for the soundtrack, which, propelled by the movie's success but taking on a life of its own, peaked at number 21 on the charts. The album is entirely instrumental except for I Have But One Heart, sung by Al Martino, who also sang the song in character in the film.
Friedrich Kleinhapl, Dirk Kaftan - Nino Rota - Cello Concertos / Il Gattopardo (2012) (Repost)

Friedrich Kleinhapl, Dirk Kaftan - Nino Rota - Cello Concertos / Il Gattopardo (2012)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:05:06 | 343 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: ARS | Catalog: 06900

The music of Nino Rota is featured on this album with cellist Friedrich Kleinhapl and Philharmonisches Orchester Augsburg conducted by Dirk Kaftan. Rota is a musical chameleon who convincingly conjures Mozart, 19th-century Romantics, or Hollywood. The first of his two cello concertos on the album is a romantic throwback to the 19th century, though written in 1972. Kleinhapl is a perfect choice to perform this work, for his playing is very agile and expressive. His tends to have a thinner, more lyrical style of playing, like a violin, and his bow technique is fluid, moving easily between the strings.
Orquesta Ciudad de Granada, Josep Pons, Benedetto Lupo - Nino Rota: La Strada; Il Gattopardo; Concerto Soiree (2005)

Nino Rota: La Strada; Il Gattopardo; Concerto Soirée (2005)
Benedetto Lupo, piano; Orquesta Ciudad de Granada; Josep Pons, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 248 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 147 Mb | Scans ~ 88 Mb
Classical, Film Music | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMC 901864 | 01:04:13

It's great to see the music of Nino Rota getting so much attention. He was a wonderful composer, and the ballet suite from La strada may be his orchestral masterpiece (just a quick note: the French language title identifies this as a suite from the eponymous film; it is in fact the more familiar arrangement of the later ballet). There are now four competitive recordings of this piece, the least interesting of which is on Chandos with the Teatro Massimo orchestra: not bad, but not as well played or recorded as either Muti's slightly stiff version with the excellent La Scala forces, or Atma's brilliant recent release featuring the Greater Montréal Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra under Yannick Nézet-Séguin. All of the couplings differ in various ways, though Muti also has the dances from Il gattopardo (The Leopard).
Filarmonica ’900 del Teatro Regio di Torino, Marzio Conti - Nino Rota: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2 (2009) [Re-Up]

Nino Rota - Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2 (2009)
Filarmonica ’900 del Teatro Regio di Torino, conducted by Marzio Conti

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 292 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 154 Mb (incl 5%)
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos Records | # CHAN 10546 | Time: 01:02:10 | Scans included

The concert works of film composer Nino Rota, best known for his scores for the Godfather trilogy and for a long series of films by Federico Fellini, have increasingly often been finding space in classical recording catalogs. Here's a nicely recorded rendering of Rota's two numbered symphonies, virtually unknown until perhaps the turn of the century, issued on a major British label, Chandos. Both are attractive pieces that could be profitably programmed by any symphony orchestra. They were composed in the 1930s, when Rota was as much American as Italian; he won a scholarship to the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia and studied there for several years. Both reflect the French neo-classic trends that flourished in the U.S. between the wars, and, although Rota sounds nothing like Copland, you do experience in these works an evocation of what annotator Michele Rene Mannucci aptly calls "landscape in sound." Each work is in the conventional four movements, with a slow movement placed second in the Symphony No. 1 in G major and third in the Symphony No. 2 in F major.
Nino Rota - Death On The Nile: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1978) Reissue 2006 [Re-Up]

Nino Rota - Death On The Nile: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1978/2006)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 234 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 130 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Soundtrack, Score, Contemporary Classical | Label: DRG | # 19091 | Time: 00:36:48

Peter Ustinov first assayed the role of Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot in this suspenseful 1978 murder mystery. Longtime Fellini collaborator (and Godfather composer) Nino Rota matches the onscreen tension.

Nino Rota - Greatest Film Hits (2012) 5CD Box Set [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by Designol at July 17, 2016
Nino Rota - Greatest Film Hits (2012) 5CD Box Set [Re-Up]

Nino Rota - Greatest Film Hits (2012) 5CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.51 Gb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 735 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 92 Mb
Genre: Soundtrack, Score | Label: Recording Arts AG | # 5X060 | Time: 05:09:55

The greatest film hits of Nino Rota. Including "The Godfather I-II-III", various Fellini films, "Romeo & Juliet", "Death on The Nile" and many others, performed by Solisti e Orchestre del Cinema Italiano. Nino Rota was an Italian composer, pianist, conductor and academic who is best known for his film scores, notably for the films of Federico Fellini and Luchino Visconti. He also composed the music for two of Franco Zeffirelli's Shakespeare films, and for the first two films of Francis Ford Coppola's Godfather trilogy, receiving the Academy Award for Best Original Score for The Godfather Part II (1974).
Nino Rota, Armando Trovajoli, Piero Umiliani - Boccaccio '70: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1962) Reissue 2011

Boccaccio '70 - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1962) Reissue 2011
music by Nino Rota, Armando Trovajoli, Piero Umiliani

EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 340 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 155 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score | Label: GDM/Legend | # GDM 4201 | 00:56:10

Inspired by the works of Italian medieval writer/poet Boccaccio (the Decameron), Federico Fellini, Luchino Visconti, and Vittorio de Sica each directed a short starring Anita Ekberg, Romy Schneider, and Sophia Loren, respectively; Italian soundtrack heavyweights Nino Rota and Armando Trovajoli provided the necessary musical accompaniment. The result was the film Boccaccio 70 and music that frames a kaleidoscope of styles with dramatic panache. Trovajoli, in particular, mixes it up with cha-cha-chas, march pieces, waltzes, circus themes, and jazz – the highlight, though, is his Latin vocal feature, "Soldi! Soldi! Soldi!," sung by a surprisingly effective Loren. Unlike Trovajoli, Rota doesn't focus on one style per piece, but instead fills his symphonic-worthy sides with a seamless blend of many of the same styles, peppering the landscape with trademark doses of pipe-organ moodiness, can-can rhythms, and dusky string passages. And as far as jazz goes, Rota furnishes the Visconti segment with some very worthy combo ballads redolent of Miles Davis' own soundtrack venture, Ascenseur Pour L'Echafaud.
Nino Rota - Suite del Casanova di Federico Fellini (Piano Solo Songbook) by Nino Rota

Nino Rota - Suite del Casanova di Federico Fellini (Piano Solo Songbook) by Nino Rota
English | 2008 | ISBN-10: N/A | ISBN-13: 9790001147323 | 32 pages | PDF | 1,8 MB
Richard Galliano La Strada Quintet - Tribute To Nino Rota 2011 [HDTV 1080i]

Richard Galliano La Strada Quintet - Tribute To Nino Rota 2011 [HDTV 1080i]
H.264, 1920x1080 (16:9), 8.7 Mbps, 25 fps | AAC-LC, 128-384 Kbps VBR, 2ch | 01:26:12 | 5.5 Gb
Accordeon jazz fusion | Mezzo live HD | HDTV->MP4

Richard Galliano La Strada Quintet performs Nono Rota themes at La Salle Pleyel, November 16, 2011.