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Franco Battiato - Musiche Per Il Film Su Benvenuto Cellini CD (album) cover


Franco Battiato


Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.29 | 7 ratings

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1967/ 1976
4 stars 'Una Vita Scellerata' (eng: 'An Evil Life')... A definition for Benvenuto Cellini or Battiato's Music?

This album is the O.S.T. of a film about Benvenuto Cellini ((Florence, 3 November 1500 - Florence, 13 February 1571, a goldsmith, sculptor, Italian writer and artist) that is one of the most important Italian artist. In a certain sense Cellini and Battiato have too common points and for these reasons this album is extreme good also, if as me, you don't have see this film.

The music contained in this album is a mix between the experimental phase of Battiato's music (the 70's) and Vangelis. the song lenght are between 0'35'' and 3'12'' but most of them do not reach 2 mins. Battiato use the spirit of Vangelis and his style for to create the right climax, also if the songs present, in most cases, a single musical phrase. It is true that this album is very enjoyable, although not easy, and flows like a river when it arrives in the plain. In this album is the more serious and true Battiato that transpire.

I am not able to describe the songs because I am not a musician. But I am able to describe the power and the feelings of the songs. I think that, in first plan, Battato tried to carry Cellini in the XXth Century, and we at the time of Cellini. Only secondarily combined these transport in Benvenuto cellini's film. Clearly the two aspects interact perfectly.

In so doing Battiato was approached Vangelis but was able to carry even his music of the 70's in Classic Music field, without leaving his personal POP. And 'Musiche per il film su Benvenuto Cellini: Una Vita Scellerata'' (eng: 'Music for the film on Benvenuto Cellini: Am Evil Life'') probably is the more accessible (but not easy) Battiato's album.

1967/ 1976 | 4/5 |


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