History and History of Music 2: classical music and contemporary music between heroes and anti-heroes of the great cinema by Cristina Carlini – 20-hour module, CFA 3

Form: 20 hours 
CFA: 3
Teacher: Cristina Carlini 
Frequency: Every 2 weeks
Entry Requirements: None
Class size: 20 students
Places available: 20
Limitations: Open to all students of academic courses.


  1. absolute music and applied music
  2. Mascagni, Bach, Cajkovskij and Scorsese
  3. Cavalleria rusticana, Guglielmo Ratcliff and Silvano by Pietro Mascagni in wild Taurus
  4. As “the cavalry rusticana” tells Jake Lamotta
  5. Johann Sebastian Bach and the anti-heroes in Martin Scorsese’s cinema
  6. Toccata and Fugue in D minor by Johann Sebastian Bach on Aviator
  7. Symphony n. 6 in Si minor (“pathetic”) op. 74, by Pëtr Il’ič Cajkovskij in Aviator


  1. Mark the difference between absolute music and applied music
  2. Analyze the dramaturgical levels of film music
  3. Contextualizing the composers historically and artistically: MASCAGNI, BACH, ČAJKOVSKIJ AND DANNY ELFMAN
  4. To analyze the contribution of these classical and contemporary musicians to international cinema


  • A text by Sergio Miceli (to be decided)
  • Lecture notes by prof. Cristina Carlini
  • All films covered in the course