Intrada revisits an '80s miniseries score from the pen of veteran film composer Laurence Rosenthal, Mussolini: The Untold Story (1985). In the '80s, Rosenthal scored many historical epics, with Mussolini coming in between George Washington (1984) and Peter the Great (1986). These miniseries gave Rosenthal wide, opulent opportunities for which to score large-scale, extensive works. In the case of Mussolini, Rosenthal composed a score that reflected the rise of the dictator, from a thrilling, almost heroic theme for his rise to power, romantic music for his passionate romance with his mistress, a playful theme for his family and exciting action music. Running nearly two hours, the score to Mussolini is epic in every sense.
For this reissue, Intrada revisited the session masters and rebuilt and remastered the original 2-CD program, resulting in a superior listening experience to the original 2020 release and includes updated packaging.
The miniseries features a view into the private life of Benito Mussolini (George C. Scott), combining the grand spectacle of his public facing persona with a more intimate look at his behind the scenes relationships with friends and family. Running 7 hours, the miniseries aired starting Nov 24th, 1985.
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For track listing and sound samples, please visit the Mussolini: The Untold Story soundtrack page.
Jeremy [Six Strings]