Gianandrea Nosetro conducts the Filarmonica '900 del Teatro regio, Turin.
Nino Rota is today best known as a composer of film music – and he probably always will be, or for at least as long as classics such as Fellini’s La Strada, La dolce vita and 8 1/2, Visconti’s The Leopard, and Coppola’s The Godfather remain in circulation. It is all too easy to forget Rota’s sizeable contributions to the concert hall and the theatre, but he also composed dozens of piano pieces, all kinds of chamber and orchestral music, numerous choral works, and no fewer than eleven operas and five ballets. The concert music by Rota on this recording is every bit as tuneful and entertaining as his many film scores.
Nino Rota: Concerto soiree
II. Ballo figurato
Nino Rota: Divertimento concertante for Double Bass and Orchestra
I. Allegro - Allegro maestoso
II. Marcia: Alla marcia, allegramente
III. Aria: Andante
IV. Finale: Allegro marcato
Nino Rota: Symphony No. 3 in C major
II. Adagio con moto
III. Allegretto mosso
IV. Vivace con spirito