Roberto Anselmi, Claudio Maioli, and Stefano Torossi’s Musica per commenti sonori: Per tutte le occasioni (1987) Costanza Records (Reissue 1989 Fonit Cetra)

In 1987, composers Roberto Anselmi, Claudio Maioli, and Stefano Torossi released Musica per commenti sonori: Per tutte le occasioni on Italy’s Costanza Records. The dozen original tracks of electronic production music includes “Nice Day,” “Vostra eccellenza,” “Black Boys,” “Tango primero,” and “Fever” on the opening side, with “Dolce far niente,” “Regata,” “Onda lunga,” “I ragazzi dell’estate,” “Rarco giochi,” and “Eccesso di velocità” on the flip side.

Roberto Anselmi, Claudio Maioli, and Stefano Torossi - Musica per commenti sonori - Per tutte le cccasioni (1987) Costanza Records

Roberto Anselmi, Claudio Maioli, and Stefano Torossi – Musica per commenti sonori: Per tutte le cccasioni (1987) Costanza Records

Roberto Anselmi, Claudio Maioli, and Stefano Torossi’s “Fever” is on YouTube:

Two years later, Musica per commenti sonori: Per tutte le occasioni was reissued by Fonit Cetra, retaining the same title and track listing. It appears neither Strumentali: Per tutte le occasioni nor the original Costanza LP has ever been issued as a CD or digital download. However, the original vinyl LPs appear fairly regularly at sites like Discogs and eBay, with the Costanza version usually less expensive and easier to find (available for about 25 euros or so at last check).

Stefano Torossi, Claudio Maioli, and Roberto Anselmi - Strumentali - Per Tutte Le Occasioni (1989) Nuovo Repertorio Editoriale [Italy] (NRE 1203)

Stefano Torossi, Claudio Maioli, and Roberto Anselmi – Strumentali: Per tutte le occasioni (1989) Fonit Cetra

Roberto Anselmi, Claudio Maioli, and Stefano Torossi’s “I ragazzi dell’estate” is here:

Stefano Torossi released another album for Costanza Records in 1987, Musica per commenti sonori: Life Is A Trumpet, with Max Catalano and Antonio Sechi in addition to at least three for Italy’s legendary Fonit Cetra label including Strumentali: Capolavori and Strumentali: Un milione di anni fa, both with Antonio Sechi, and Strumentali: Emozionale with Sandro Brugnolini.

Max Catalano, Antonio Sechi, and Stefano Torossi - Musica per commenti: Life Is A Trumpet (1987)

Max Catalano, Antonio Sechi, and Stefano Torossi – Musica per commenti: Life Is A Trumpet (1987) Costanza Records

And one more track, “Eccesso di velocità,” the only other one currently found online from Roberto Anselmi, Claudio Maioli, and Stefano Torossi’s Musica per commenti sonori: Per tutte le occasioni, is here:

More from Claudio Maioli

In 1987, Stefano Torossi also found time to produce a pair of albums that feature the music of Claudio Maioli, Strumentali: In giro per il mondo and Gruppo Sound’s Freschezza: Musica per immagini documentaristiche di vario genere  (Scienza – Natura – Animali – Archeologia).

Strumentali: In giro il mondo (1987) Fonit Cetra (NRE 1125)

Strumentali: In giro il mondo (1987) Fonit Cetra

Although both vinyl albums are long out of print, a sound clip from Gruppo Sound (otherwise known as Claudio Maioli) appeared in conjunction with a recent auction of the LP.

Gruppo Sound (Claudio Maioli) - Freschezza: Musica per immagini documentaristiche di vario genere (Scienza - Natura - Animali - Archeologia) (1987) Fonit Cetra/Flippermusic

Gruppo Sound (Claudio Maioli) – Freschezza: Musica per immagini documentaristiche di vario genere (Scienza – Natura – Animali – Archeologia) (1987) Fonit Cetra/Flippermusic

Listen to a nearly five minute sound clip from Gruppo Sound’s Freschezza: Musica per immagini documentaristiche di vario genere (Scienza – Natura – Animali – Archeologia) LP, composed by Claudio Maioli and produced by Stefano Torossi, here:

Stefano Torossi also produced Claudio Maioli on several additional projects including four tracks on Strumentali: La fatica di vivere (1988), eight on Strumentali: Romanticherie (1988), and one composition on Commenti Musicali: Children (1991).

Commenti musicali: Children (1991) Fonit Cetra

Commenti musicali: Children (1991) Fonit Cetra

Claudio Maioli has composed and directed music for cartoons, as well.

The following short video clip is taken from “Uan,” which also features Riccardo Zara:

More from Roberto Anselmi

Composer-musician Robert Anselmi has also done several projects for the same library music labels including these four full length albums: Avventura for Fonit Cetra and Archaeology for Primrose Music, both in 1988, as well as Atmosfere classiche for Flower and Commenti Musicali: Easy Music – Fantasia musicale in 1995, also for Fonit Cetra.

Roberto Anselmo - Archaeology (1988) Primrose Music

Roberto Anselmo – Archaeology (1988) Primrose Music

Archaeology is currently the only one of these in print, available as a download at iTunes, along with another Primrose Music collection featuring Anselmi, Alessandro Alessandroni, and Gabriella Zen, Museum of Art.

Roberto Anselmi - Atmosfere classiche (1980s) Flower

Roberto Anselmi – Atmosfere classiche (1980s?) Flower

Roberto Anselmi’s “The Roman Forum” has been recently uploaded to the Web:

Torossi Online Audio Sampler Features Amedeo Tommasi, Luca Proietti, and Federico Ferrandina

A selection of five tracks covering 1986 to 2010 that includes “Camel Trophy” and “Natura violenta” by Amedeo Tommasi and Stefano Torossi from their 1986 Musica per commenti sonori: L’uomo e la natura LP for Costanza Records (reissued three years later by Fonit Cetra ) and “V.U.E.” from Luca Proietti’s 1999 Geoglot: Universal Language CD, “Dindana” from Luca Proietti’s 2004 WM Global Music CD, both Rai Trade albums produced by Stefano Torossi, and “Sun And Fun” from Federico Ferrandina and Torossi’s 2010 Guitarra album on Primrose Music.

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