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b. January 15, 1906 in Pescara, Italy - d. November 9, 1995 in Rome, Italy. Film music composer. Alessandro Cicognini was, for 20 years after World War II, the single most influential voice in film music in Italy, as the composer of choice for Italy's most successful postwar filmmaker, Vittorio De Sica. Trained as a classical musician and composer at Milan's Conservatory of Music, he came to film music in 1936, in the belief that movies had supplanted theater and melodrama as popular entertainment. He had worked in Italian cinema for 10 years, with such directors as Augusto Genina and Alessandro Blasetti, before he met De Sica in 1946, while the latter was working on the first of his classic neo-realist film, Shoeshine. Cicognini provided De Sica with a score that managed to couple dark string passages with fragments of popular tunes, which captured the mood of despair surrounding Roman teenagers trapped in poverty and delinquency. His next score, The Bicycle Thief (1948), which earned an award as Best Soundtrack of the Year, displayed a lyricism reminsicent of Puccini's best operas. As with all film composers, Cicognini was, to some degree, at the mercy of the quality of the films he scored, but in his case that was not a problem, nor was there any...  Read More

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The Black Orchid  Alessandro Cicognini The Black Orchid LP   2 listed $28 - $42 View All
A Breath Of Scandal  Alessandro Cicognini A Breath Of Scandal LP   3 listed $13 - $18 View All
Indiscretion Of An American Wife  Alessandro Cicognini Indiscretion Of An American Wife LP, 10" Picture Sleeve   2 listed $27 - $72 View All
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