Label: Quartet Records - SCE057 • Format: CD x2 • Country: Spain • Genre: Stage & Screen • Style: Score
SUNFLOWER earned Mancini an Academy Award nomination for Best Music, Original Score, and inspired the hit song “Loss of Love,” with lyrics by Bob Merrill. It was especially successful in Japan, where Mancini’s celebrity rose to new heights.
· World premiere release of the unforgettable Henry Mancini score, one of his most romantic scores. At the time Mancini was asked to score Sunflower, he was a legend in his field. His unforgettable melodies for director Blake Edwards, in particular, had brought him international renown. The composer was specially sought after by De Sica and Ponti—who agreed on little but that Mancini .
· Although Sunflower was a very famous score and the LP released at this date was an incredible success having been reissued several times on CD, though always in Japanthis is the premiere release of the complete score, including every note written by Mancini for the film even several cues that ultimately were not included in the final cut of the film.
· World premiere release of the complete Henry Mancini classic, one of his most romantic scores. What she discovers will change her life forever. The film received notable praise for the impassioned performance of Sophia Loren who won a David di Donatello Award in Italy for Best Actress and its breathtaking, Oscar-nominated score from composer Henry Mancini.
· When producer Carlo Ponti and director Vittorio De Sica, both giants of Italian cinema, sought out Henry Mancini to score their film I Girasoli (or Sunflower, in English), the American composer jumped at the opportunity. Though creative differences between producer and director plagued the production of the film starring Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni, Mancini turned out one of .
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- Allegro - Yevgeny Svetlanov*, Alexander Skryabin*, Alexander Dmitriev*, Saint Petersburg Academic Sy