I Mongoli


2013 release. Digitmovies publish for the first time on double-CD, Mario Nascimbene's complete original soundtrack, in full stereo, for the epic film I Mongoli ("The Mongols"). directed in 1961 by André De Toth and starring Jack Palance, Anita Ekberg, Antonella Lualdi, Franco Silva, Roldano Lupi, Pierre Cressoy, Gianni Garko, Gabriella Pallotta, Gabriele Antonini, George Wang, Lawrence Montaigne, and Mario Colli. While the army of the Mongols, commanded by Genghis Khan, puts pressure on Europe, a diet is urgently convened in Warsaw is urgently convened a diet to lay down the principles to recognize the invaders possession of the lands already conquered, provided that they withdraw their proposition to invade other lands. The task of dealing with the enemy is entrusted to Stephen of Krakow (Silva). Ogotai (Palance), the son of Genghis Khan, rejects any peace proposal, his counselor, the beautiful and ruthless Huluna (Ekberg), tries to kill Stephen. Having escaped the attack, the prince of Krakow decides to go alone to the search field of Genghis Khan. Wounded and hungry, Stephen wanders the Mongolian territories, as long as there is the presence of the emperor. Genghis Khan is willing to negotiate peace, but the son Ogotai, determined to conquer the whole of Europe, kills him. It's war! Stephen has nothing left to do but to attract the Mongols into a trap. Mario Nascimbene wrote one of the most impressive comments of his long and successful career, entrusted with the execution of a full symphony orchestra and choir under the expert direction of Franco Ferrara. At the time, Nascimbene selected material in stereo for a possible 33 turns (18 tracks) that never saw the light. For Digitmovies double-CD, they had access to the master tapes in full stereo original recording session, which allowed them to use every note recorded. As the author says in his official autobiography Mario Nascimbene, Musicista Malgré Moi, published in 1992, as the introduction of new and special oriental sounds, Nascimbene and Ferrara attended supermarkets trying for a certain period, in the departments dishes, all pots and pans with different shades that would be used as an instrument in the orchestra. The end result is quite charming and these pots, organically integrated, create a truly exotic atmosphere. The author alternates between a heroic main theme music from a violent battle, and romantic themes in court ballets.