Romanzo d'amore (1950)

"Toselli"/"The Life of Toselli"/"All For Love"

Cast
Elena Altieri
Rossano Brazzi
Danielle Darrieux
Augusto Mastrantoni
Jone Morino
Vira Silenti

Producer
Domenico Forges Davanzati

Director
Diulio Coletti (see Il passatore)

Director of Photography
Pietro Portalupi (see Furia)

Art Director
Piero Gherardi, 1909-1971

Writers
Suso Cecci D'Amico
Carlo Musso

Costumes
Maria De Matteis

Composer
Gino Marinuzzi, Jr.

Comments

Enrico Toselli, an Italian pianist and composer, was born in Florence, and wrote a number of songs. Of these, the Serenata became something of an international 'hit', being transcribed for all manner of instruments. The composer himself made the transcription for violin and piano, in response to many requests; it is easy to understand the fame he enjoyed as a result of writing this splendid tune; he enjoyed a greater fame, however, as a consequence of his affair with the former Crown Princess Luise of Saxony, whom he married in 1907. The simple piano accompaniment adds much to the charm of the Serenata.

Notes
De Matteis also worked on the costumes for Cristoforo Columbo.

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