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The Essential Nino Rota Film Music Collection
Nino Rota, Nic Raine, Mario Klemens
The Essential Nino Rota Film Music Collection
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks
  •  Track Listings (14) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (14) - Disc #2


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All Artists: Nino Rota, Nic Raine, Mario Klemens, Paul Bateman, Derek Wadsworth, Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
Title: The Essential Nino Rota Film Music Collection
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Silva America
Original Release Date: 1/1/2003
Re-Release Date: 8/26/2003
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks
Style: Easy Listening
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPCs: 738572115326, 738572036928

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Essence of Fellini...
Denise I. Bassen | 05/09/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"As evocative as any perfume, this CD brings forth clear images of the films for which this music was written. Makes a charming background for any party, seemingly brainless fun, yet sophisticated and delightful. Also good to cook to..."
tjguitar | 04/21/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"For this release, Silva Screen released their previous disc of Music from Fellini films, along with the best tracks from Nic Raine's 1998 recording of the complete score of Romeo and Juliet, as well as Paul Bateman's 2001 Godfather Trilogy disc, along with a few new tracks and other tracks from Silva's back catalog of music.

The last two tracks of the first disc, and the entire second disc is devoted to Fellini Films. All of the Fellini tracks are from 1993's "Music From Fellini Films", with Derek Wadsworth conducting the City of Prague Philharmonic (then credited as the Czech Symphony), with the exception of "Toby Dammit" which was recorded for this disc with Mario Klemens conducting.

"The Taming of the Shrew" is from Silva Screen's successful 2001 "Shakespeare at the Movies" set, while Death On The Nile and the Glass Mountain have been newly recorded for this set.

In conclusion, if you had the first disc of Rota/Fellini music then perhaps this would not be worth it, but overall this is a superb collection with that previous release in its entirety (remastered in HDCD surround sound, I might add), along with the best tracks from the Godfather Trilogy and Romeo and Juliet, with some more films sprinkled about, its a must-have, for anyone who wants a taste of Rota for less than $25."