Ennio Morricone: Love Theme from Cinema Paradiso for solo trombone and symphony orchestra
The trombone version of Love Theme from Cinema Paradiso for solo trombone and symphony orchestra:
In 2017 Gyorgy Gyivicsan asked Aron Simon to arrange Ennio Morricone 's Love Theme from Cinema Paradiso for solo trombone and symphony orchestra. Gyivicsan played the Cinema Paradiso as an encore after performing a concerto with the Szeged Symphony Orchestra. Consequently Morricone 's love theme is a great final piece on concerts with symphony orchestra because it is short, beautiful, and not tiring for the soloist.
About the movie:
Giuseppe Tornatore wrote and directed the Italian drama: Cinema Paradiso in 1988. In short the plot of Cinema Paradiso is loosely based on the story of the Protti family. The Protti family owned a movie theatre in Mantua, Italy, since 1904. The film stars major actors and actresses. For instance Jacques Perrin, Philippe Noiret, Leopoldo Trieste, Marco Leonardi, Agnese Nano and Salvatore Cascio. Producers: Franco Cristaldi and Giovanna Romagnoli. Ennio Morricone along with his son, Andrea composed the music score. It won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 62nd Academy Awards.
Reception of the movie
Cinema Paradiso was a critical and box-office success and is regarded by many as a classic. It is particularly renowned for the 'kissing scenes' montage at the film's end. The movie won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film in 1989. Also the film is often credited with reviving Italy's film industry. Which later produced for example Mediterraneo and Life Is Beautiful.
Film critic Roger Ebert gave it three and a half stars out of four and four stars out of four for the extended version. In short declaring "Still, I'm happy to have seen it--not as an alternate version, but as the ultimate exercise in viewing deleted scenes." On the other hand review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reports that 89% of critics gave the film a regular review. Based on 75 reviews, with an average score of 8.02/10. The film also holds a score of 80 based on 20 reviews on Metacritic. As a result the film ranked #27 in Empire magazine's "The 100 Best Films Of World Cinema" in 2010.
Where Cinema Paradiso appears
"Stealing First Base", an episode of The Simpsons that aired on March 21, 2010 used the famed "kissing scene" montage at the end of the film . The scene used Morricone's "Love Theme" and included animated clips of famous movie kisses. Including scenes used in Cinema Paradiso as well as contemporary films not shown in the original film. American progressive metal band Dream Theater 1992 album Images and Words's song "Take the Time" features in the lyrics the sentence spoken by Alfredo after the fire ora che ho perso la vista, ci vedo di più! (I can see much clearer now I'm blind).