The Inverse Canon (undefined)
CANONE INVERSO (aka MAKING LOVE) is a movie directed in 2000 by Ricky Tognazzi and starring Gabriel Byrne, Hans Matheson, Melanie Thierry, Lee Williams, Ricky Tognazzi, Mattia Sbragia, Andy Luotto, Domiziana Giordano, Andrea Prodan, Peter Vaughan, Nia Roberts, Rachel Shelley, Gregory Harrison, Adriano Pappalardo. In an August night of 1968, fatal for Czechoslovakia and the world, the violinist Jeno Varga retraces his life along with a girl named Costanza. Jeno tells of how, as a child, in a Bohemian village played the violin without knowing the music, under the eyes of his mother who amazed thought back to the man who had loved and who had left her the music, the violin, the son and nothing else. He then tells about the young Jewish pianist Sophie Levy, whose he falls in love and who years later was able to conquer. He also remembers the Collegium Musicum, which has the privilege of attending and where she befriends David, the son of the Jewish Baron Blau, who later he realizes to be his brother. The advent of Nazism and the enactment of anti-Semitic laws leads to separation of the two boys. While playing at the theater, Jeno and Sophie are arrested and taken to a concentration camp. From their love was born Costanza, and the violinist with whom she speaks in Prague is not Jeno, died in Treblinka, but David who, mad with grief, believes to be his brother. Ennio Morricone has composed the fascinating score featuring the two main themes called FINALE DI UN CONCERTO ROMANTICO INTERROTTO PER VIOLINO, PIANOFORTE (IN CANONE) E ORCHESTRA and CANONE INVERSO that gives the title to the movie. This is a piece for two violins, based on a melody played by the first violin in a classical manner, while the second plays it from the end toward the beginning, and is then followed by a coda. This type of contrapuntal writing, in fact, is defined as retrograde canon; fact, a canon inverse properly said is a composition in which the second voice performs the same intervals as the first, but in contrary motion (for example, a third ascending in the first voice will become a descending third in the second). Ennio Morricone also includes in his original compositions songs of the classical repertoire by himself elaborated as CAPRICCIO LA CACCIA by Paganini, CIACCONA by Bach, SONGS THAT MY MOTHER TAUGHT ME by Dvorak. An OST that is back on the market after thirteen years of the theatrical release with remastered sound and enriched by a 12 pages color booklet, illustrated with archive photos.