Omaggio a Federico e Giulietta

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Caetano Veloso pays tribute to cinematic maestro Federico Fellini and his wife / leading lady Giulietta Masina on this live set. Songs were chosen, says Veloso, to evoke "this metaphysical feeling of a time gone by … similar to the feeling I also sense in their films."

Description

Caetano Veloso’s longstanding love and admiration for the Italian cinema of the '40s, '50s, and '60s, and specifically for the poetry of the Giulietta Masina / Federico Fellini films, had been both documented in the Italian press and expressed through his music for many years. It was this sense of mutual affection, between Caetano and the Italian people, which led Fellini’s sister Maddalena Fellini, on behalf of the Fondazione Fellini, to invite Caetano to do a show in Rimini in homage to Federico and Giulietta. Maddalena told Caetano at that time that Giulietta had heard Caetano’s song for her, “Giulietta Masina,” and was very touched by it.

It was unfortunate that by the time the invitation came, while Caetano was mixing his 1991 album Circulado in New York City, Giulietta and Federico had died and their meeting in person would never be possible. The day Caetano arrived in Rimini was one that filled him with an overwhelming emotion, one that he said, "included sadness, and exalted pride, and a diffuse fear linked to the meaning of my life.”

The recording, made over the course of three evenings of live performances in October 1997, is a kind of musical journey through the world of Fellini in song. It was important to Caetano that the songs selected fell within the frame of his youth in Santo Amaro, where he first saw Fellini’s films and where he says he experienced, “this metaphysical feeling of a time gone by … similar to the feeling I also sense in their films.”

ProductionCredits

PRODUCTION CREDITS
A Universal Music production, directed by Caetano Veloso
Recorded live in concert at Teatro Nuovo in Dogana, Republic of San Marino, October 28-30, 1997
Recording engineers: Lorenzo Santi, Marcello Amore, Federico Bartolozzo, and Marcio Benelli
Mobile Unit: Estudio Emme / Firenze
Mixed at Castle Oaks Studio, Los Angeles, CA
Mixed by Antônio “Moogie” Canázio
Mixing assistant: Patricia Abdelnour
Mastered by Bernie Grundman at Bernie Grundman Mastering , Los Angeles, CA

Arrangements by Jaques Morelenbaum (except “Coração Materno” by Rogério Duprat, adapted by Jaques Morelenbaum)

Cover image from the film Cinema Falado by Caetano Veloso
Director of Photography: Pedro Farkas
Design Concept: Caetano Veloso
Artistic Director: Gê Alves Pinto
Design: Luciane Ribeiro / Leitão
Design coordinator: Patrícia Fernandes
Design adaptation: 27.12 design, ltd.

Technical support for the show Per Federico e Giulietta:
Exclusive concert benefit for Fondazione Fellini
Produced by UNS Produções Artísticas
General Direction: Caetano Veloso
Musical Director: Jaques Morelenbaum

Nonesuch Selection Number

79599

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1disc
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This album is available from Nonesuch in the United States only.

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Caetano Veloso
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MUSICIANS
Caetano Veloso
Jaques Morelenbaum, cello, conductor
Luiz Brasil, guitars
Jorge Helder, bass
Carlos Balla, drums

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075597959925
  • 79599

News & Reviews

  • Four conversation between Nonesuch Chairman Emeritus Bob Hurwitz and artists, presented last October for In Our Time, a series of online discussions he conceived for the New School's College of Performing Arts and UCLA, are now available to watch here. Hurwitz speaks with four artists whose creative lives and work have left an indelible mark in music, and arts and culture globally: Caetano Veloso, Julia Bullock, Laurie Anderson, and Cécile McLorin Salvant.

  • Caetano Veloso has returned to the US for a rare tour, made all the rarer as he is joined by this three sons—Moreno, Zeca, and Tom. The Velosos, pai e filhos, begin their tour in California, with concerts in Oakland and Los Angeles, then head to the East Coast for two nights in Brooklyn and shows in North Bethesda, Cambridge, and Miami. To celebrate, we're taking 40% off everything in Caetano Veloso's Nonesuch Store in the US through April 20. Simply enter coupon code TOUR19 at checkout.

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  • About This Album

    Caetano Veloso’s longstanding love and admiration for the Italian cinema of the '40s, '50s, and '60s, and specifically for the poetry of the Giulietta Masina / Federico Fellini films, had been both documented in the Italian press and expressed through his music for many years. It was this sense of mutual affection, between Caetano and the Italian people, which led Fellini’s sister Maddalena Fellini, on behalf of the Fondazione Fellini, to invite Caetano to do a show in Rimini in homage to Federico and Giulietta. Maddalena told Caetano at that time that Giulietta had heard Caetano’s song for her, “Giulietta Masina,” and was very touched by it.

    It was unfortunate that by the time the invitation came, while Caetano was mixing his 1991 album Circulado in New York City, Giulietta and Federico had died and their meeting in person would never be possible. The day Caetano arrived in Rimini was one that filled him with an overwhelming emotion, one that he said, "included sadness, and exalted pride, and a diffuse fear linked to the meaning of my life.”

    The recording, made over the course of three evenings of live performances in October 1997, is a kind of musical journey through the world of Fellini in song. It was important to Caetano that the songs selected fell within the frame of his youth in Santo Amaro, where he first saw Fellini’s films and where he says he experienced, “this metaphysical feeling of a time gone by … similar to the feeling I also sense in their films.”

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Caetano Veloso
    Jaques Morelenbaum, cello, conductor
    Luiz Brasil, guitars
    Jorge Helder, bass
    Carlos Balla, drums

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    A Universal Music production, directed by Caetano Veloso
    Recorded live in concert at Teatro Nuovo in Dogana, Republic of San Marino, October 28-30, 1997
    Recording engineers: Lorenzo Santi, Marcello Amore, Federico Bartolozzo, and Marcio Benelli
    Mobile Unit: Estudio Emme / Firenze
    Mixed at Castle Oaks Studio, Los Angeles, CA
    Mixed by Antônio “Moogie” Canázio
    Mixing assistant: Patricia Abdelnour
    Mastered by Bernie Grundman at Bernie Grundman Mastering , Los Angeles, CA

    Arrangements by Jaques Morelenbaum (except “Coração Materno” by Rogério Duprat, adapted by Jaques Morelenbaum)

    Cover image from the film Cinema Falado by Caetano Veloso
    Director of Photography: Pedro Farkas
    Design Concept: Caetano Veloso
    Artistic Director: Gê Alves Pinto
    Design: Luciane Ribeiro / Leitão
    Design coordinator: Patrícia Fernandes
    Design adaptation: 27.12 design, ltd.

    Technical support for the show Per Federico e Giulietta:
    Exclusive concert benefit for Fondazione Fellini
    Produced by UNS Produções Artísticas
    General Direction: Caetano Veloso
    Musical Director: Jaques Morelenbaum

  • Format Availability

    This album is available from Nonesuch in the United States only.