Kronos Records The Gold Collection is proud to the soundtrack of Giuseppe De Santis 1960 drama LA GARÇONNIÈRE (THE BACHELOR APARTMENT), the story of Alberto (Raf Vallone) a building constructor who repeatedly cheats on his wife Giulia (Eleonora Rossi Drago) with young fashion model Laura (Gordana Miletic, real life wife of director De Santis) in an apartment he rented in a popular neighborhood. Giulia follows her husband, finds out the truth and decides to leave him. Eventually the couple gets back together but things will never be the same again.
The music for LA GARÇONNIÈRE was written by MARIO NASCIMBENE (THE VIKINGS, SOLOMON AND SHEBA, BARABBAS), one of the best known Italian film soundtrack composers of the 20th century. Nascimbene’s music for La Garçonnière was written for a small band consisting of flute, trombone, trumpet, vibraphone, organ, acoustic and electric guitar, cello, drums and percussion. It is an intimate and sensual Italian jazz score with moments of suspense and emotional turbulence, working in total harmony with De Santis’ picture, bringing more to life the psyche of the characters but also the atmosphere of their surroundings. The music was conducted by another big name of Italian film scoring, Maestro Gianni Ferrio!
In 1960 Italian RCA had released a 7” 45rpm vinyl containing four tracks from the score. Fifty-five years since the release of the film have passed and we are very proud to finally present the complete version of this beautiful soundtrack by Maestro Nascimbene.
Our first title by Maestro Mario Nascimbene and definitely not our last!