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 Posted:   Oct 27, 2011 - 11:57 AM   
 By:   Montana Dave   (Member)

Originally when I'd heard a new release from Quartet Records was imminent of these two Rota scores, I wasn't going to order it. I had an import of ROMA already, and since the first time I'd heard 'SATYRICON', I'd disliked it. But I gambled on the purchase as ROMA was one of my favorites, and it was the complete underscore. I'm glad I did! I suppose over the many years since Rota wrote his Satyricon score, it's somehow grown on me. It's still an ecclectic piece of music by Rota, but it's got some marvelous sounds not heard in any other soundtrack I can think of. And Rota's ROMA is just a total gem. Even though I miss the original MGM/United Artist release of that album, this one is very satisfying. I do miss that UA version because (as noted in the new release booklet) it was a 'souvenir album' of songs and a little bit of score, I enjoyed it. Someday, ALL the music and ALL the songs can be incorporated on a 2 cd set, but untill then this new release is a must have for Rota fans.



Rota & Fellini's 'Ecclesiastical Fashion Show' Costumes by Danillo Donatti, of course.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 27, 2011 - 12:01 PM   
 By:   Bob Bryden   (Member)

Got it in the mail today - can't wait to hear it. I returned the previous release because it was so obviously and annoyingly a needle drop - complete with deep turntable rumble and the sound of the needle hitting the vinyl! Ha! They say this one's from the master tapes - yay!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 27, 2011 - 12:19 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

I think I've listened to my "Satyricon" LP twice in 35 years. (I didn't see the film until 2 years ago.) But I bought the CD for "Roma."



In comparing the track lists between the "Satryicon" CD and LP, I notice that the LP has one additional track (21 tracks for the LP vs. 20 for the CD). Track No. 20 on the LP, called "Monkey Dance," does not appear on the CD. But since the actual tracks on the LP are not separated, it's hard to tell how long that track is.

 
 Posted:   Oct 27, 2011 - 12:34 PM   
 By:   WILLIAMDMCCRUM   (Member)

I hope you all noticed the Miklos Rozsa referencing at 5:27 in the clip? The main theme from 'Quo Vadis?' based on one version of the plainsong 'Libera Me Domine'. Used frequently in 'La Roma'.

As regards 'Satyricon' mentioned above, it's worth mentioning that half of that score is source cues from Japanese, African and Indonesian sources. It's one way of suggesting 'authenticity', by employing ethnic music of today that might be seen as at a similar level of development as ancient ethnic music. I think that's a good score.

Rota's concert music from non-filmic sources is excellent and should be better appreciated.

 
 Posted:   Dec 18, 2011 - 1:24 PM   
 By:   Scott H.   (Member)

For those who care about covers, I finally did Quartet Records' release for Satyricon and Roma.

FELLINI SATYRICON (1400 x 1400):
http://www.albumartexchange.com/covers.php?id=213953&q=satyricon

FELLINI SATYRICON (all sizes):
http://www.albumartexchange.com/covers.php?grid=4x7&q=satyricon+scott+h&page=1


FELLINI ROMA (1400 x 1400):
http://www.albumartexchange.com/covers.php?id=213957&q=fellini+roma+scott+h

FELLINI ROMA (all sizes):
http://www.albumartexchange.com/covers.php?sort=4&q=fellini+roma+scott+h&fltr=1&bgc=&page=

enjoy!

 
 Posted:   Dec 18, 2011 - 4:47 PM   
 By:   Loren   (Member)

Rota's concert music from non-filmic sources is excellent and should be better appreciated.

This is your occasion: don't miss this Concert broadcasted by Radio 3 on Monday 19 December 2011 20.30 (GMT+1):

http://www.radio3.rai.it/dl/radio3/concerti/ContentItem-0b31a09c-2a84-4931-ac85-3d11554f5d45.html

THE PROGRAM

in diretta dal Teatro Regio di Torino
FILARMONICA '900 DEL TEATRO REGIO
direttore, Gianandrea Noseda
contrabbasso, Davide Botto
pianoforte, Barry Douglas

musiche di Rota (Nel 100° anniversario della nascita del compositore)
Nino Rota
Ballabili da Il Gattopardo

Nino Rota
Divertimento concertante per contrabbasso e orchestra
- Allegro maestoso
- Marcia alla marcia allegramente
- Aria andante
- Finale allegro marcato

Nino Rota
Concerto Soirée per pianoforte e orchestra
- Valzer fantasia (Tempo di valzer tranquillo)
- Ballo figurato (Allegretto calmo con spirito)
- Romanza (Andante malinconico)
- Quadriglia (Allegro con spirito)
- Can - Can (Animatissimo)

Nino Rota
Sinfonia n. 3 in do
- Allegro
- Adagio con moto
- Allegretto mosso
- Vivace con spirito

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 11, 2012 - 1:33 PM   
 By:   Jory   (Member)

As far as I'm concerned, Fellini-Satyricon is the greatest film ever made, and I must have seen it 20 times. Undoubtably the original list on the LP/CD is confused. The names of the songs DO NOT fit the film's scenes. One example: Track 2 is NOT "Il Giardino Delle Delizie (Garden Of Delights)", track 3 IS (in fact track 3 is a piece of music from Tanzania!). I have the DVD of the movie and I went step by step. Still, it's almost impossible to get things straight, because in the movie the music doesn't always begin and finish as on the LP/CD, and is covered-over not only with dialog but also with singing. There is also more original ethnic music in the film that does not appear on the LP/CD. I searched the web for info about these mistakes (that were never fixed), and could find nothing.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 11, 2012 - 2:33 PM   
 By:   Jory   (Member)

On top of what I just posted over an Hour ago, I did find out that Nino Rota didn't write all the music: Aside from much "ethnic" music, there is use of avant garde electronic compositions by Ilhan Mimaroglu, Andrew Rudin, Carlo Rusticelli and Tod Dockstader. Why the hell this is not mentioned on the LP/CD is beyond me.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 11, 2012 - 11:31 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

I liked Roma, didn't like Satyricon.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 12, 2012 - 7:00 AM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

Satyricon would easily rank in my top 50 scores. I've had the LP for ages.

 
 Posted:   Aug 31, 2012 - 11:55 PM   
 By:   Josh   (Member)

I finally decided to order this CD. I haven't seen the films and don't own any previous releases, but for only $6.95, I couldn't resist. The only other Rota score that I'm familiar with is Romeo and Juliet, an all-time fave.

http://www.screenarchives.com/title_detail.cfm/ID/16514/FELLINI-SATYRICON-FELLINI-ROMA-1000-EDITION/

 
 Posted:   Sep 1, 2012 - 12:14 AM   
 By:   Loren   (Member)

$6.95? rushing!

 
 Posted:   Sep 1, 2012 - 4:57 PM   
 By:   JohnnyG   (Member)

I finally decided to order this CD. I haven't seen the films and don't own any previous releases, but for only $6.95, I couldn't resist. The only other Rota score that I'm familiar with is Romeo and Juliet, an all-time fave.

http://www.screenarchives.com/title_detail.cfm/ID/16514/FELLINI-SATYRICON-FELLINI-ROMA-1000-EDITION/



Only R + J and this one? Time to expand your Nino Rota experience!...

 
 Posted:   Sep 1, 2012 - 5:04 PM   
 By:   Josh   (Member)

Only R + J and this one? Time to expand your Nino Rota experience!...

I know! What others do you recommend?

 
 Posted:   Sep 1, 2012 - 5:51 PM   
 By:   JohnnyG   (Member)

Only R + J and this one? Time to expand your Nino Rota experience!...

I know! What others do you recommend?



Well, need I really say "The Godfather" and "The Godfather Part II"?!
Definitely "Il Gattopardo" (The Leopard) - Rota at his operatic best! If you're on vinyl try finding the Varese release!
And I would certainly add "Rocco and His Brothers" and "Death on the Nile"!

As for the Fellini scores maybe you should try first a compilation like Silva's "Fellini/Rota" ('70s renditions under the baton of Carlo Savina - I grew up listening to this one!) or the newer "The Symponic Fellini/Rota" (the Czechs play here) to check if it's a sound world that suites you and to wet your appetite for the full scores!

That's a good start!...

 
 Posted:   Sep 2, 2012 - 2:43 PM   
 By:   spook   (Member)

I've got the original 2cd version of FELLINI -ROTA which contains SATYRICON, ROMA and TOBY DAMMIT. In the Quartet press blurb it says SATYRICON was mastered from an LP for that one. My question is just is there a substantial difference in the new recording that would be worth a re-purchase for anyone that has the original. Thanks.

 
 Posted:   Sep 2, 2012 - 2:46 PM   
 By:   Josh   (Member)

Only R + J and this one? Time to expand your Nino Rota experience!...

I know! What others do you recommend?



Well, need I really say "The Godfather" and "The Godfather Part II"?!
Definitely "Il Gattopardo" (The Leopard) - Rota at his operatic best! If you're on vinyl try finding the Varese release!
And I would certainly add "Rocco and His Brothers" and "Death on the Nile"!

As for the Fellini scores maybe you should try first a compilation like Silva's "Fellini/Rota" ('70s renditions under the baton of Carlo Savina - I grew up listening to this one!) or the newer "The Symponic Fellini/Rota" (the Czechs play here) to check if it's a sound world that suites you and to wet your appetite for the full scores!

That's a good start!...



Thanks, Johnny. I'll check those out.

 
 Posted:   Sep 2, 2012 - 8:16 PM   
 By:   Steve Johnson   (Member)

Only R + J and this one? Time to expand your Nino Rota experience!...

I know! What others do you recommend?


JULIET OF THE SPIRITS

 
 Posted:   Oct 17, 2020 - 11:27 AM   
 By:   Stefan Huber   (Member)

I've seen "Roma" twice from 35mm prints and I'm quite fond of the movie. I'm, however, still confused by the CD releases of this title. There seems to be an UA LP which never has been on CD, but even more confusing is that there was an "extended" CD on the Verita Note label (which predates the Quartet two-fer):

1. Aria di Roma (Ouverture) (05:43)
2. Aria di Roma (#2- Main titles) (02:10)
3. Trasteverina (01:10)
4. Aria di Roma (#3) (02:00)
5. Trasteverina (#2) (01:58)
6. Aria di Roma (#4) (01:29)
7. Ecclesiastical fashion show (part 1) (04:32)
8. Ecclesiastical fashion show (part 2) (02:01)
9. Ecclesiastical fashion show (part 3) (02:23)
10. Ecclesiastical fashion show (part 4) (01:51)
11. Aria di Roma (#5) (01:59)
12. Aria di Roma (#6) (02:18)

This is where the Quartet CD stops. These tracks are unique to the older CD:

13. Aria di Roma (#7) (02:46)
14. Trasteverina (#3) (01:09)
15. Vitelloni´s bar (02:45)
16. Trasteverina (#4) (02:09)
17. Ecclesiastical fashion show (album mix) (04:23)

Are these just repetitions of what is already represented in the previous tracks?

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 17, 2020 - 11:31 AM   
 By:   villagardens553   (Member)

I think the remaining tracks are from the lp, if memory serves.

 
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