The enchanting atmospheres, the daydreams, the sketches and the caricatures of some other legendary film scenes. This and much more will live in one of the most anticipated records of the year: “Enchantment, the spell of Nino Rota”, the Tribute to Nino Rota, gentle and sweet man, always smiling, as brilliant in writing music as much as modest in all other aspects of life, that Fabrizio Bosso pays to him with the extraordinary participation of the London Symphony Orchestra, on arrangements and direction of Maestro Stefano Fonzi.
A hundred years after Nino Rota’s birth, which took place in Milan on December 3rd 1911, the disc, recorded on previous June 21st and 22nd in the Air Studios of London, is the revaluation, once again, of the international importance of Rota’s art.
During his career he composed more than 150 scores including operas, ballets, chamber music, sacred music and soundtracks; he worked with many of the greatest directors of contemporary cinema: from Federico Fellini (for whom he wrote all of his soundtracks, from “Lo Sceicco Bianco” to “Amarcord”), to Luchino Visconti (“Rocco e i Suoi Fratelli”, “Il Gattopardo”), from Mario Monicelli (“La grande Guerra”) to King Vidor (“War And Peace”), from Eduardo De Filippo (“Napoli Milionaria”, “Filumena Marturano”), to Francis Ford Coppola (“The Godfather”, Part I and II).
Just some of these themes, in particular those by “The Godfather”, ”La Strada”, “La Dolce Vita”, “Romeo and Juliet”, “Il Gattopardo”, “Otto e Mezzo” and “Amarcord”, combined with a very rare piece given by Cam/sugar, “Ragazzo di Borgata”, and with Enchantment, composed by Stefano Fonzi, reproduce the incredible vision of Rota but also the simplicity of the man who hide behind the character.
The album is conceived as a single continuous musical work, in order to tell Nino Rota – candid and honest man as much as a unique artist – through his notes. A man who, as Federico Fellini said “tried to get out of doors that didn’t exist, while he could came out from a window, like a butterfly, as he was surrounded by a magical, unreal atmosphere. A person with incredible goodness, with a rare politeness and a marvellous musical talent.