VJQC Score: N/A
Album Name: VENEZIA UN DICEMBRE ROSSO SHOCKING
Record Label: BTF
Format: VINYL LP
Release Date: 4/21/2018
Pino Donaggio is one of the great Italian composers often forgotten or obscured by more high-sounding names. Yet, along with names such as Umiliani, Piccioni, Rota, Rustichelli, he deserves a place of honor alongside the Master that the whole world envies us: Ennio Morricone. A singer-songwriter of a notable fame in the '60s, he becames a soundtracks composer by pure chance when, at the beginning of the '70s, while walking in front of the Venice station one morning he was noticed by a producer who commissioned him the score for Don't look now (1973, awkwardly Translated into Italian as A Venezia... un dicembre rosso shocking), by English director Nicolas Roeg. His initial skepticism immediately collapsed in front of the beauty of John's Theme (Love scene). This is therefore a wonderful debut in the world of soundtracks for Pino Donaggio, who here created a series of many short classical-symphonic themes - some of which recurring - that perfectly describe the romantic and mysterious atmosphere of Venice during the Winter season. The success of the film opened to Donaggio the doors for an international level career: he wrote in fact many soundtracks for Brian de Palma and Joe Dante's movies, for example. The soundtrack of A Venezia... has been reissued several times over the years, but this edition is the first ever faithful to the original in every aspect.