July 2000 Film Music CD Reviews

Film Music Editor: Ian Lace
Music Webmaster Len Mullenger

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Il Cielo Cade

CAM CAM 498374-2 [42:55]

This novel adaptation deals with a family's existence within and without the encroachment of WWII on their lives within sunny Tuscany. Through the whole album, there is only 1 minute long suggestion of the war machine - a minor rumbling in "La villa invasa". Otherwise this disc is as gentle as a puppy.

Bacalov's piano leaves its mark with plenty of solo attention - certainly in the classics slotted into the background (Mozart, Beethoven, and Chopin). The other major make-up comes from violin solo passages (e.g. the gorgeous "Da lontano variante I"), children's choir ("Divertimenti infantilli"), and a keyboard almost emulating harpsichord ("Mesti pensieri").

Even though a little mournful at times, the overall sense is of familial strength and



Paul Tonks


Paul Tonks

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