The fact that Nino Rota has written many remarkable works of chamber, orchestral, ballet and opera music has always taken a back seat through his enormous fame as a composer for film music.
Nino Rota studied composition and conducting, following the advice of Arturo Toscanini, at the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia between 1931 and 1932. Within this time he discovered the great Hollywood films and the music of Gershwin. Back in Italy Nino Rota turned his attention on the compositions of film music but he also continued to write music for concert halls and opera houses with notable success.
So much the better that there is a new release by ARTS MUSIC focussing on Nino Rota’s works beyond his film music. Lean back and experience the interpretation of Rota’s wonderful chamber music for violin and piano as well as for viola and piano played by Marco Fornaciari and Gabrielle Baldocci.
Enjoy this great interpretation on Hybrid SACD in unbeatable multichannel sound.