Directed by: Nino Oxilla
Music by: Pietro Mascagni
Writing credits: Alberto Fassini, Fausto Maria Martini
Starring:  Lyda Borelli, Andrea Habay, Alberto Nepoti, Ugo Bazzini, Giovanni Cini, Giulio Bazzini
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Running Time: 42 mins

Instrumentation List:

Rapsodia Satanica

3 Flutes (3rd dbl. picc.)
2 Oboes
English Horn
E-flat Clarinet
2 Clarinets in b-flat and A
3 Bassoons
4 Horns
3 Trumpets
3 Trombones
Percussion (4 players)
Piano (dbl. celesta)
Strings (min. 10,8,8,6,2)


Rapsodia Satanica

Despite having heard somewhat truncated versions of Rapsodia Satanica over the last 30 years, I hadn't a clue that its composer, Pietro Mascagni, invented an approach that most film composers only began to discover more than 10 years later. Even then they were not executed to such perfection as was Mascagni's first and only attempt at cinema.

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