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 Posted:   Sep 25, 2023 - 3:50 AM   
 By:   Laurent78   (Member)

Laurent, not bad choices. smile we both picked same three first.

Yet I swear I didn't reread your posts before writing my own. Anyway, this is just a first impression of mine since this box has a lot of stuff to offer and therefore deserves more attention. Additionally, I like the fact each composer has been presented in a small vignette.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 25, 2023 - 5:18 AM   
 By:   Prince Damian   (Member)

It does have plenty to offer and is more good than not. And the most negative I have said ( and still say) is that there is, literally, 3( maybe 4) tracks that I really don't like ( as a listening experience).Now I think that is pretty good going.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 25, 2023 - 5:19 AM   
 By:   Prince Damian   (Member)

Laurent, not bad choices. smile we both picked same three first.

Yet I swear I didn't reread your posts before writing my own.


I wasn't complaining, just saying we both have good taste. big grin

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 26, 2023 - 3:59 AM   
 By:   captain X   (Member)

Excellent release from Quartet, looking forward in getting this one.

Romano Mussolini's "La Ragazzola" sounds wonderful...

https://open.spotify.com/album/0utPO4ZnP9r8MlRuNwwDCK?si=a0t9hl7HTW--yW8WCXR7KQ&context=spotify%3Aalbum%3A0utPO4ZnP9r8MlRuNwwDCK

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 26, 2023 - 4:19 AM   
 By:   Prince Damian   (Member)

[starquote]
Romano Mussolini's "La Ragazzola" sounds wonderful...



Ooh! Controversial! smile

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 26, 2023 - 10:33 AM   
 By:   captain X   (Member)

[starquote]
Romano Mussolini's "La Ragazzola" sounds wonderful...



Ooh! Controversial! smile

You don't like it? wink

In any case, I don't know if he has composed many scores, only four are listed in Soundtrack Collector. Three have been released from Beat Records. Awaiting for the Quarter release I know I have "Kriminal" and "Satanik" where Pregadio is credited as well. Would like to get "Alibi Perfetto".

"La Ragazzola" 1965
"Kriminal" 1966
"Satanik" 1968
"Alibi Perfetto" 1992

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 26, 2023 - 11:05 AM   
 By:   slint   (Member)

Also listened to the box set. I had heard all scores but Il Trapianto before so already had an opinion on my favourites: Il Divorzio, Cara Sposa, Verso l'Avventura and Il Debito Coniugale.

It was not completely clear if Cara Sposa and Eutanasia di un Amore were from the master tapes, as they sound similar to my vinyl rips.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 26, 2023 - 11:16 AM   
 By:   Prince Damian   (Member)

[starquote]
Romano Mussolini's "La Ragazzola" sounds wonderful...



Ooh! Controversial! smile


You don't like it? wink



Put it this way- the one I like least. As I mentioned earlier it is too much source like music on the run for me. Also the disc is quite long. Tracks in themselves aren't awful, I just find it too much to play in one go l, unlike the rest of the set. So, if I play it again it will be in portions, I think.

 
 Posted:   Sep 26, 2023 - 11:28 AM   
 By:   JohnnyG   (Member)

[starquote]
Romano Mussolini's "La Ragazzola" sounds wonderful...



Ooh! Controversial! smile
You don't like it? wink

In any case, I don't know if he has composed many scores, only four are listed in Soundtrack Collector. Three have been released from Beat Records. Awaiting for the Quarter release I know I have "Kriminal" and "Satanik" where Pregadio is credited as well. Would like to g.

"La Ragazzola" 1965
"Kriminal" 1966
"Satanik" 1968
"Alibi Perfetto" 1992



Get "Alibi Perfetto"! smile

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 26, 2023 - 11:34 AM   
 By:   slint   (Member)

Roberto Pregadio is credited as well on the 7" single for La Ragazzola. So I was a bit surprised that he was not credited for the Quartet release, but perhaps the 7" credit from 1965 is mistake. I think the 7" single might be a re-recording, as the credited performer are Nando Monica E Il Suo Complesso?

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 26, 2023 - 1:37 PM   
 By:   Stefan Schlegel   (Member)

Roberto Pregadio is credited as well on the 7" single for La Ragazzola. So I was a bit surprised that he was not credited for the Quartet release, but perhaps the 7" credit from 1965 is mistake.

No, this wasn´t a mistake at all. The SIAE database also credits both Mussolini and Pregadio as co-composers for LA RAGAZZOLA. At least three tracks from LA RAGAZZOLA have also already been on the BPM Score Music Series albums 3007 ("Love Themes") and 3019 ("Italian Life") about 20 years ago. As you can see here these tracks had also been credited to Mussolini and Pregadio:
https://www.universalproductionmusic.com/en-de/search?q=romano%20mussolini&qtext=romano%20mussolini&vtag=0&vwave=0&vdesc=1&ktype=6
You have to keep in mind that Mussolini - by the way he was the third son of the Italian dictator Benito Mussolini - hadn´t studied composition, but originally was a sef-taught pianist and jazz musician. Therefore he needed the support of someone who had really studied composition and who could write for an orchestra. During the 60s this was always Pregadio whereas for the two films he did later on in 1974 and 1992 he had the professional help of Federico Santucci (who had of course also studied composition).

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 27, 2023 - 12:55 AM   
 By:   captain X   (Member)

[starquote]
Romano Mussolini's "La Ragazzola" sounds wonderful...



Ooh! Controversial! smile


You don't like it? wink



Put it this way- the one I like least. As I mentioned earlier it is too much source like music on the run for me. Also the disc is quite long. Tracks in themselves aren't awful, I just find it too much to play in one go l, unlike the rest of the set. So, if I play it again it will be in portions, I think.

There are 41 tracks, nearly 80 minutes worth for "La Ragazzola" in the box set compared to the 20 tracks/40 minutes on the downloadable version, same release as Spotify I guess. I see your point, an hour and twenty minutes of a specific score can sometimes be a bit tedious and too much on one listen. That is a lot of music. At least we have the "complete score" which is a good thing in itself. Sometimes when I'm not that keen on a score, I try to watch the movie if possible. It helps me understand and perhaps appreciate the music score more. Haven't seen "La Ragazzola". I don't know if it's available online. Would be interesting to watch.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 27, 2023 - 2:11 AM   
 By:   Prince Damian   (Member)

Captain

Also my opinion/like of that score may have been hampered a smidgen by that fact that there were 6 discs, 9 scores to plough through. I may appreciate it a bit more next time, like you say, when in the mood.

 
 Posted:   Oct 17, 2023 - 9:10 AM   
 By:   Bill Carson, Earl of Poncey   (Member)

Careful how I say this but agree with captain, I'm loving the Mussolini score.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 17, 2023 - 9:42 AM   
 By:   Prince Damian   (Member)

Bah!Bah!Bill!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 17, 2023 - 10:59 AM   
 By:   slint   (Member)

Careful how I say this but agree with captain, I'm loving the Mussolini score.

Listening to the score again, I agree it is a good one. Not my favourite in the box set, but a good jazz score.

 
 Posted:   Oct 18, 2023 - 3:43 AM   
 By:   Bill Carson, Earl of Poncey   (Member)

Bah!Bah!Bill!

Look, I cant help it, it's the first one I listened to.

If the others are better, then great

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 18, 2023 - 5:12 AM   
 By:   Prince Damian   (Member)

Bah!Bah!Bill!

Look, I cant help it, it's the first one I listened to.

If the others are better, then great


Anyway I didn't say the music was shit. I said it was a shit listen in one go and the others are better.

 
 Posted:   Oct 18, 2023 - 5:47 AM   
 By:   Bill Carson, Earl of Poncey   (Member)

When is your man of the year up for renewal?

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 18, 2023 - 5:52 AM   
 By:   Prince Damian   (Member)

When is your man of the year up for renewal?

Er, what, is it due already?

 
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