A Little Social Isolation Music: Nino Rota’s LA STRADA Suite

For many of us, this period is a good time to do some deep listening. Sure, watch movies and TV, read books, all that, but also take some time to just listen to music. It’s a great way to clear the head and to reset your emotional and sensory responses – science says so.

Here’s a selection that is appropriately cinematic, it is the suite from Fellini’s absolutely crucial film LA STRADA, composed by Nino Rota and played by our close friends the Münchner Rundfunkorchester, led by that baton master Ulf Schirmer. Rota’s scores in Fellini films often came first in priority and the images were edited to illustrate the music. Rota himself was no fan of cinema and at one point told fellow composer Michel Legrand that he had never watched a film except ones he himself had scored!

When we get the old AFS Cinema up and running again, we will be celebrating Federico Fellini’s birth Centennial with this and a number of his other great films. In the meantime, just sit back and enjoy this.

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