NINO ROTA (1911-1979): Mysterium for Soloists, Chorus, Children's Chorus and Orchestra.
Catalogue Number: 03O075
Label: La Bottega Discantica
Description: This 50-year-old recording of a sacred work (texts from both Testaments, early Christian writers and liturgical texts) commissioned by a Catholic volunteer organization founded in Assisi finds Rota in his larger-than-life filmic persona. Rob Barnett puts it best on MusicWeb International: "brooding, passionately devotional, regretfully nostalgic, romantic, blazing and gritty, rhythmically inventive, ringing with fervent sincerity and even operatic". Latin-English texts. Angelica Tucari (soprano), Corinna Vozza (mezzo), Gino Sinimberghi (tenor), Ugo Trama (bass), Choruses and Orchestra of the Pro Civitate Christiana di Assisi; Armando Renzi (live rec. 1962, amphitheatre of Assisi). Original 1993 Claves CD release.