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Saturday, September 26, 2020

Musical Interlude

Enjoy this palate cleanser: CONCERTO op. 99 (complete) by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1895-1968): Flavio Sala, guitar:


About composer Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco:
Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco was one of the most promising Italian composers of his generation. A talented musician, he befriended other large musical figures like Ildebrando Pizzetti and Alfredo Casella, who became one of his closest friends; at least until the enforcement of anti-Jewish laws in Fascist Italy, which forced Castelnuovo to flee to the USA, where he worked as a film composer and teacher, instructing no less than film music superstars Henry Mancini, Jerry Goldsmith and John Williams.
Castelnuovo-Tedesdo also mentored George Duning, a film and television music composer of some note. For example, George Duning was the composer of the theme music for the 1955 film Picnic and the theme song for the television series The Big Valley.

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful... and an interesting history indeed. Enjoyed the theme songs as well.


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