Frank Strobel conducts Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz
Pietro Mascagni’s single work for the early days of cinema was composed in winter time 1914/15.
The idea of the film director Nino Oxilia was to create a “Poema cine-musicale”, a synthesis of the arts with music, poetry and finally cinematography. The plot is something like a female version of “Faust”, based on a poetry by Fausto Maria Martini. Mascagni itself conducted the first performance in July 1917 and orientated his composition near to Richard Wagners musical language.
The French-German TV channel Arte restored this treasure of early cinema in 2006 and recorded the complete film music score which is now available also on CD. -CAPRICCIO RECORDS
RAPSODIA SATANICA (1917)
1. Prolog (6:47)
2. Teil 1 (24:23)
3. Teil 2 (15:18)
IL GATTOPARDO (THE LEOPARD / 1963)
4. Title music (3:08)
5. Nr. 6 (ohne Satzbezeichnung) (5:45)
6. Nr. 19 (ohne Satzbezeichnung) (3:18)
7. Nr. 11 Angelica e Tancredi (2:35)
8. Finale (0:58)