Classical new release: 'Cinema per archi'

Mar 15, 2018

"Cinema per archi" (or "Cinema for Strings") is a new album from the string players of the Academy of St. Cecilia. The album features music by three Academy Award-winning Italian film composers: Ennio Morricone, Nicola Piovani and Nino Rota.

"Cinema per archi" includes some of the composers' most famous film scores, such as "Gabriel's Oboe," a cue Morricone composed for the film "The Mission." Excerpts from Piovani's score to "Life is Beautiful" and Rota's score to "Romeo and Juliet" also appear. 

Notably, "Cinema per archi" includes Morricone, Piovani and Rota composed for concert orchestras and not for films. Among these pieces are Rota's Concerto for String Orchestra, Morricone's Music for 11 Violins and Piovani's "Il canto del neutrini" for cello and orchestra.