Press Release from Digitmovies:
We are releasing for the absolute first time on complete edition CD the OST by Giovanni Fusco for the Peplum film “The Goddess of Love” (original title: “La Venere di Cheronea”).
Giovanni Fusco (October 10, 1906 Sant’Agata de ‘Goti, - June 1, 1968 Rome) wrote a symphonic score for orchestra and choir which he entrusted to the masterful conductor, Carlo Savina. His main source of inspiration for this score was surely Iride’s beauty (and actress Belinda Lee who interprets her). Maestro Fusco created orchestral passages with a moving love theme which are introduced in the opening credits (Tr.1 ) and then reprised several times throughout the OST (Tr 3, Tr 4, Tr 5, Tr 9, Tr 10, Tr 12, Tr 13) and contrasted with a battle theme (Tr.6, Tr.7 , Tr.8, Tr.14, Tr.16, Tr.17). We’ve also included the track in the alternate ending from the French version of the film (Tr.21).
For this CD (total duration 72:55 minutes), we were able to access the mono master tapes from the recording session so we could use every note recorded. The recovery and preservation of this CD from the Golden Age is a tribute to the musical art of Giovanni Fusco.