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NINO ROTA  

(1911 - 1979)

Precocious as a composer, with an oratorio first performed when he was 12, Nino Rota studied at the Milan Conservatory, thereafter taking private lessons first with Pizzetti and then with Alfredo Casella. His career brought a long association with the Bari Conservatory, of which he was appointed director in 1950. A versatile composer, he contributed to a wide range of musical genres.

Film Music

Rota wrote some 80 film scores, including collaborations with Fellini, Zeffirelli and Visconti, and the score for Coppola’s The Godfather. He provided the score for the 1949 English film The Glass Mountain, an improbable romance suited to the period. He was the preferred composer of Fellini, and with Zeffirelli he wrote the music for Romeo and Juliet and The Taming of the Shrew. He collaborated with Visconti on Il gattopardo (‘The Leopard’), among other films.

Instrumental Music

Rota’s Sarabanda e toccata for harp, its neoclassical form suggested in its title, was written in 1945, three years before his Concerto for the same instrument. Other works include a Viola Sonata, a Sonata for flute and harp, a Sonata for organ and four brass, and a Nonet.

Role: Classical Composer 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
ADAGIO E CANTABILE Tactus
TC670001
Chamber Music
ALLEGRO SCHERZANDO: Music for Saxophone Quartet Dynamic
CDS188
Chamber Music
Clarinet Recital: Bosi, Sergio - BERIO, L. / BETTINELLI, B. / BUCCHI, V. / DIONISI, R. / GABUCCI, A. (20th-Century Italian Clarinet Solos) Naxos
8.573090
Instrumental
Film Music - SHORE, H. / BERNSTEIN, E. / YARED, G. / MORRICONE, E. / ROTA, N. / ROTA, N. / TIERSEN, Y. / ENYA (Cinema Concertante) (Zacher) Oehms Classics
OC785
Film and TV Music
Film Music: The Third Man and Other Classic Film Themes (1949-1958) Naxos Nostalgia
8.120880
Nostalgia
Flute and Harp Recital: Shulman, Nora / Loman, Judy - PIAZZOLLA, A. / LIEBERMANN, L. / SHAPOSHNIKOV, A. (20th Century Music for Flute and Harp) Naxos
9.70205
Chamber Music
Flute Recital: Marcusson, Goran - CHEN, G. / HE ZHAN, H. / SIBELIUS, J. / MANCINI, H. / ROTA, N. (Inspiration, Vol. 2: Melodies of a Silver Flute) Naxos
8.570389
Film and TV Music
GREAT MOVIE THEMES 2 (Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Carl Davis) Naxos
8.572111
Film and TV Music
LIVIABELLA, L.: Viola Sonatas Nos. 1 and 2 / ROTA, N.: Viola Sonatas Nos. 1 and 2 (Sanzo, Paciariello) Tactus
TC901101
Chamber Music
MANTOVANI ORCHESTRA: A Mantovani Concert (1946-1949) Naxos Nostalgia
8.120516
Nostalgia
Melodies Of Love Naxos International
8.990021
Orchestral
MESSINA: Beffa a Don Chisciotte Suite (La) / ROTA: Concerto for Strings / PESSINA: Concertango Naxos
8.570194
Concertos
MILHAUD: 4 Visages / ENESCU: Concert Piece BIS
BIS-CD-829
Instrumental
MORRICONE, E.: 4 Pictures from New York / The Mission / Sean Sean / My Heart and I / ROTA, N.: 8 1/2 / Amarcord / La Dolce Vita Delos
DE3337
Orchestral
NEW YEAR'S CONCERT 2012 FROM THE TEATRO LA FENICE (Matheuz) (Blu-ray, HD) Arthaus Musik
108056
Classical Concert
NEW YEAR'S CONCERT 2012 FROM THE TEATRO LA FENICE (Matheuz) (NTSC) Arthaus Musik
101637
Classical Concert
Organ Recital: Feller, Harald - BACH, J.S. / ROSSINI, G. / VIERNE, L. / ROTA, N. / WILLIAMS, J. / SCHNEIDER, E. Oehms Classics
OC606
Instrumental
PETRI, Michala: 50th Birthday Concert with Kremerata Baltica - ALBINONI, T. / CHEN, Yi / MOZART, W.A. / ROTA, N. / VASSILIEV, A. / VIVALDI, A. OUR Recordings
8.226905
Concertos
PIAZZOLLA, A.: Bandoneon Concerto / ROTA, N.: Concerto for Strings / WAXMAN, F.: Sinfonietta / HEIDEN, B.: Concertino for String Orchestra (Goritzki) Capriccio
C10565
Concertos
READE, P.: Saxophone Quartet / FRANCAIX, J.: Petit quatuor / NAGLE, P.: Three Shades of Blues / NYMAN, M.: Songs for Tony (Italian Saxophone Quartet) Delos
DE3333
Instrumental
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV / TOMASI / ROTA: Trombone Concertos BIS
BIS-CD-568
Concertos
ROMANCE OF THE SILVER SCREEN (The) Naxos
8.578005-06
Film and TV Music
ROMANTIC HARP (THE) Naxos
8.554561
Instrumental
ROTA, N.: 5 Pezzi facili / Violin Sonata / 3 Pezzi / Fantasia su temi da films (Fabbriciani, Damerini) Tactus
TC911801
Chamber Music, Instrumental, Chamber Music
ROTA, N.: Chamber Music - Nonet / Quintet / Canzona / Piccola offerta musicale (I Solisti Dauni, Losavio) Dynamic
CDS288
Chamber Music
ROTA, N.: Chamber Music for Flute (Carbotta) Dynamic
CDS172
Chamber Music
ROTA, N.: Clarinet Sonata / Clarinet Trio / Improvviso / Toccata / Fantasia (Gojevic, Kenedi, Lynn Kuo, W. Zelenka, Sweeney) Naxos
8.572778
Chamber Music, Instrumental, Chamber Music
ROTA, N.: Viola Sonatas Nos. 1 and 2 / Violin Sonata / Improvviso / Intermezzo (Bianchi, Vincenzi) Dynamic
CDS211
Chamber Music
ROTA: Chamber Music BIS
BIS-CD-870
Chamber Music, Instrumental, Chamber Music, Instrumental, Chamber Music
ROTA: Symphonies Nos. 1 and 2 BIS
BIS-CD-970
Orchestral
ROTA: Symphony No. 3 / Concerto festivo / Le Moliere imaginaire - Ballet Suite BIS
BIS-CD-1070
Orchestral
Trumpet Recital: Hardenberger, Hakan - PIAZZOLLA, A. / MITCHELL, J. / RODGERS, R. / SAINT-PREUX / LUNDGREN, J. (Both Sides Now) BIS
BIS-SACD-1814
Film and TV Music
UNITED STATES AIR FORCE BAND STROLLING STRINGS: Strolling Strings 50th Anniversary (The) Altissimo
75442261172
Film and TV Music
Violin Recital: Gluzman, Vadim - WIENIAWSKI, H. / RAVEL, M. / BLOCH, E. / CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO, M. / RIES, F. / ROTA, N. (Fireworks) BIS
BIS-SACD-1652
Chamber Music
WALDBÜHNE IN BERLIN 2009-2011 (3 Blu-Ray Disc Box Set, Full-HD) EuroArts
2059984
Classical Concert
WALDBÜHNE IN BERLIN 2009-2011 (3 DVD Box Set) (NTSC) EuroArts
2059988
Classical Concert
WALDBUHNE IN BERLIN 2011 - Fellini, Jazz and Co. (Chailly) (Blu-ray, Full-HD) EuroArts
2058404
Classical Concert
WALDBUHNE IN BERLIN 2011 - Fellini, Jazz and Co. (Chailly) (NTSC) EuroArts
2058408
Classical Concert
Warsaw Concerto and Other Piano Concertos from the Movies Naxos
8.554323
Film and TV Music




 
 
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