The Best of Nino Rota. (Original Soundtrack Collection). By Nino Rota (1911-1979). For piano. Piano Solo. TV and 20th Century. Difficulty: medium-difficult. Collection and performance CD. Standard notation (does not include words to the songs). 64 pages. Ricordi #MLR665. Published by Ricordi (HL.50485610).
ISBN 0634081969. With standard notation (does not include words to the songs). TV and 20th Century. 9x12 inches.
Oscar-winning Italian composer Nino Rota is internationally renowned for his film music. He is perhaps best known for his scores for all of Fellini's films, and for his themes to Coppola's The Godfather and The Godfather, Part II. This collection features piano solo arrangements of 22 pieces, with full performances of 11 of them on the accompanying CD.
Location: from Chicago, IL
August 24, 2007
Nice collection of works lesser known to Americans
The CD in back is a great idea, but it's not of the piano transcriptions. It features the original soundtracks, but only a selection of what is actually featured in the collection. I was most interested in "Rocco E I Suoi Fratelli", but the arrangement doesn't translate well to solo...
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