Valzer triste.

Amy (23)

Oggi,  cari lettori,  ribloggo volentieri un post degli amici de Il Cavallo di Brunilde che hanno ci fanno conoscere un significativo cartone di Bruno Bozzetto dedicato alla memoria e ai ricordi,  accompagnato dal “Valzer triste” composto da Jean Sibelius. 

Il soggetto del cartone e’ un gatto che ricorda un passato felice rovistando fra le macerie di una casa in rovina. 

Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)  e’ il maggior compositore di musica classica finlandese e questo breve valzer e’ fra i suoi componimenti piu’ noti.  Sibelius e’ un rappresentante del tardo romanticismo e la sua musica e’ spesso associata ai moti indipendentisti che portarono la Finlandia a sottrarsi al dominio russo negli anni fra le due guerre mondiali.

Bruno Bozzetto (Milano 1938) e’ un cartoonist italiano con alle spalle una lunga carriera e tante produzioni.  Il pezzo che vediamo oggi fa parte del film:  Allegro non troppo,  del 1976,  un collage di sei diversi episodi basati su sei pezzi classici,  seguendo la falsariga di Fantasia di Walt Disney.

Buona visione!

 

Valse triste.

Today I would like to share with you, dear readers,  an interesting post from the blog Il Cavallo di Brunilde,  presenting a meaningful animation by Italian author Bruno Bozzetto with the soundtrack of Finnish composer Jean Sibelius.  The theme of the cartoon is memory and memories:  a cat roams around the remains of an old house and remembers happy by-gone times. 

Jean Sibelius (1865-1957) is recognized as the greatest classical composer in Finland.  He is a representative of the late Romantic period and his music is associated with the struggle for independence which brought Finland to gain freedom from the Russian domination in the 1940’s.  The track we are going to enjoy in this animation is called Valse triste one of his most famous compositions.

Bruno Bozzetto  (Milan 1938),  is a great cartoon animator,  with a long and rich career.  The cartoon I am sharing today is a part of his film Allegro non troppo,  released in 1976.  This film is a collection of six classical music pieces with six different animations:  something like Walt Disney’s Fantasia.

Enjoy it!

 

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30 thoughts on “Valzer triste.

  1. Sibelius ha scritto sinfonie profonde e meravigliose, poemi sinfonici ispirati alla Finlandia e al Kalevala (uno è proprio intitolato “Finlandia”). Il valzer triste viene dalle musiche di scena per un dramma dimenticato, un brano da concerto sempre molto eseguito.
    grazie per il link
    🙂

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  2. Oh, what a magnificent video! So sad, so sad! That little skinny cat almost made me cry, when it remembered all those houses filled with life, people, food and comfort.

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  3. Such touching video, I would have wanted a happy end. Valse triste is one of my favourites among Sibelius’ compositions.

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  4. The intense eyes of the kitty is so cute here! Am so happy for the Fins to have their own country back under its own rule. From what I have seen from the Finnish blogs, they have different personalities than the Russians. They are artistic i and progressive in whatever they do, but with restraint, and without the bombastic edge of the Russian population. Also, they are very open to other nations (and am glad you are able to choose to be this way) Thanks for sharing this subject with All Seasons! Have a super fruitful week, Jesh

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