O Anônimo Veneziano (Brazil)
Anónimo veneciano (Spain)
Adieu à Venise (France)
The Anonymous Venetian (USA)
Des Lebens Herrlichkeit (West Germany)
Digitmovies is pleased to present, in de-luxe digipack edition, the OST by Stelvio Cipriani, complete and in full stereo, to the classic movie "The Anonymous Venetian" directed in 1970 by Enrico Maria Salerno and starring Florinda Balkan, Tony Musante, Toti Dal Monte, Sandro Grinfan, Brizio Montinaro, Giuseppe Bella. Enrico is an oboist of the Fenice of Venice who hasn't managed to become a great conductor as he had hoped. After he finds out he's ill with a fatal tumour, he decides to see his ex-wife Valeria again with whom he had a son and invited her to Venice, but without revealing to be sick. Valeria, agrees despite the fear that the request can prove to be an attempt at reconciliation or, worse, a blackmail of her new husband, a wealthy older man from Ferrara with whom she has built a new family. Enrico and Valeria spend the day wandering around Venice in a beautiful but deeply melancholic and decadent mood, alternating furious altercations and tender moments, reliving the good times spent together. She understands she still loves Enrico and when he confides to be sick and have little left to live, Valeria grants him one last time, knowing that it's too late to go back and change the course of their lives. At the end of the film when the day ends, the two depart aware that there will be no other opportunities to see each other again. As she walks away in tears and runs from the deconsecrated church turned into a recording studio, Enrico directs an orchestra of students with passion in the concert of an "anonymous" author of Venetian origin that becomes the soundtrack to the final. The song directed by the male lead in the closing of the movie, the plot is called "Concerto in C minor for oboe, strings and bass by Benedetto Marcello", it is actually the Concerto in D minor for oboe, strings and bass by Alessandro Marcello, older brother, but less famous than Benedetto (who, however, made a transcript of the concert, as well as made it a - Harpsichord - Johann Sebastian Bach). In particular, this is the second of three movements: the Adagio. He became famous thanks to this film, transcribed and edited by Giorgio Gaslini. The film was released in Italian theatres on 30 September, 1970 getting a huge success with the public and scoring the fourth collection of the season. In 1971 the film won two "David di Donatello", one went to Florinda Balkan as best actress and one Enrico Maria Salerno, a Silver Ribbon for the best colour photography, assigned to Marcello Gatti and a silver ribbon for best soundtrack to Stelvio Cipriani. The comment of Cipriani can be considered one of the classics of world cinema music, the main theme, printed all over the world, was played on the radio and a very successful international sale, especially in Japan. For our new CD with a duration of 71:52 we used first-generation master tapes on a full stereo album and the original recording session and with the approval of the author it is divided into three sections: the first, containing the album of the era, the second, film versions and alternate takes published for the first time, and the third, two pieces of which the author took a new version for piano and keyboards. The disc closes with a nice audio message from the great composer to his fans in Italian and English. This CD wants to pay tribute to a cult film of international cinema and the fabulous music art of the legendary Cipriani.