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On Thursday, November 26th and on Friday, November 27th, 2020
- 7:00 p.m. (CET, UTC+1) -
Thomas Fischer plays the
Suite del Casanova by Federico Fellini (1976)
for piano by Nino Rota (1911-1979).

The live stream can be received in the browser at the following address:
https://www.youtube.com/user/ArtandPianoTF/live
(Duration: approx. 25 minutes)

Nino Rota was one of the most famous Italian composers of the 20th century. In addition to numerous classical compositions (orchestral works, operas, masses, etc.) he wrote the music for many films. Especially for Federico Fellini, with whom he worked from 1952, Fellini used only Rota's music for his films until Rota's death. Apart from Fellini, Rota wrote film music among others for Luchino Visconti, Francis Ford Coppola or Lina Wertmüller. He was particularly valued for the fact that, thanks to his extraordinary skills as an improviser, his mental flexibility and imagination, he was able to musically implement even the directors' unusual wishes in a very short time. Unfortunately, a complete document of these improvisation sessions was never preserved.
An exception is the ‘Casanova’, from the music to the film Rota composed an independent piano suite based on his working sketches. The piano is ideally suited for this, as many keyboard instruments from all epochs were used in the original film music: from the harpsichord to the electric piano, from the pipe organ to the electronic organ.

Last edited by art-and-piano; 11/23/20 02:09 PM. Reason: change title

Thomas Fischer
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