La Dolce Vita: The Music of Italian Cinema

La Dolce Vita: The Music of Italian Cinema

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 9:00pm

Dawning in the dark aftermath of World War II, the fertile mid-century decades of Italian cinema delighted international movie audiences with an eclectic mix of movie classics from groundbreaking directors including Frederico Fellini, Luchino Visconti, Sergio Leone and many more.  A major component of Italian cinema’s enduring popularity continues to be a lush selection of sweeping film scores by composers like Nino Rota and Ennio Morricone. Featuring Josh Groban, Renée Fleming and Joshua Bell, Great Performances partners with the New York Philharmonic and music director Alan Gilbert for a concert of memorable movie themes with music from Amarcord, Cinema Paradiso, Il Postino, and more. La Dolce Vita: The Music of Italian Cinema, a Great Performances presentation, airs Friday, February 27, 2015 at 9 p.m. on WXXI-TV.

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