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Nino Rota

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Giovanni "Nino" Rota (3 December 1911 – 10 April 1979) was an Italian composer, pianist, conductor and academic who is best known for his film scores, notably for the films of Federico Fellini and Luchino Visconti. He also composed the music for two of Franco Zeffirelli's Shakespeare films, and for the first two films of Francis Ford Coppola's Godfather trilogy, receiving the Academy Award for Best Original Score for The Godfather Part II (1974). During his long career Rota was an extraordinarily prolific composer, especially of music for the cinema. He wrote more than 150 scores for Italian and international productions from the 1930s until his death in 1979—an average of three scores each year over a 46-year period, and in his most productive period from the late 1940s to the mid-1950s he wrote as many as ten scores every year, and sometimes more, with a remarkable thirteen film scores to his credit in 1954. Alongside this great body of film work, he composed ten operas, five ballets and dozens of other orchestral, choral and chamber works, the best known being his string concerto. He also composed the music for many theatre productions by Visconti, Zeffirelli and Eduardo De Filippo as well as maintaining a long teaching career at the Liceo Musicale in Bari, Italy, where he was the director for almost 30 years.

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Dec 3, 1911 In Milano, Lombardia, Italia
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Fellini: A Director’s Notebook 1969-01-01
Latest Project:
Movie The Magic of Fellini 2002-01-27
Known For
Poster of The Magic of Fellini
Poster of Nino Rota: Between Cinema and Concert
Poster of The Secret Diary of Amarcord
Poster of Fellini: A Director’s Notebook
Movie The Magic of Fellini Self (archive footage) 2002-01-27
Movie Nino Rota: Between Cinema and Concert Himself (archive footage) 1993-01-01
Movie The Secret Diary of Amarcord Self 1974-01-01
Movie Fellini: A Director’s Notebook Self 1969-01-01