Who can think of Federico Fellini's movies without remembering the soundtracks composed by Nino Rota? When I see photographs of the famous actors that appeared in these movies, Rota's musical themes run through my brain. Here we look at the tragic circus music from La Strada. Just thinking of the theme music played on a lone trumpet brings tears to my eyes.
Anyone who has watched David Lean's Doctor Zhivago has Laura's Theme running through their consciousness. And a lesser known French movie, Heart in Winter features the music of French Impressionist composer Maurice Ravel.
1. The Red Violin
2. Elvira Madiganhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLPiCOFvu_U
3. Heart in Winterhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DX0NaDJyQn4
4. Fellini’s La Stradahttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWyZk8s2oyg
5. Doctor Zhivagohttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqkbFNodY5U