Nino Rota
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1911-12-03
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Nino Rota

Nino Rota Biography (Wikipedia)

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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Nino Rota
The Godfather
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The Godfather

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Concerto for bassoon and orchestra
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Concerto for bassoon and orchestra
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Love Theme from Romeo and Juliet
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Love Theme from Romeo and Juliet
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The Godfather Finale
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The Godfather Finale
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Parlami di me (La Dolce Vita - Suite)
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Parlami di me (La Dolce Vita - Suite)
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Harp Concerto - I Allegro moderato
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Harp Concerto - I Allegro moderato
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Il Cappello di Paglia di Firenze - Act 4
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Il Cappello di Paglia di Firenze - Act 4

Il Cappello di Paglia di Firenze - Act 4

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Performer
Piero Adaini
Zuzana Markova
Gianluca Buratto
Anna Malavasi
Bruno de Simone
Anna Maria Sarra
Dario Giorgele
Marco Miglietta
Choir
Teatro San Carlo Chorus
Orchestra
Teatro San Carlo Orchestra
Conductor
Valerio Galli
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Il Cappello di Paglia di Firenze - Act 3
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Il Cappello di Paglia di Firenze - Act 3

Il Cappello di Paglia di Firenze - Act 3

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Performer
Piero Adaini
Zuzano Markova
Gianluca Buratto
Anna Malavasi
Bruno de Simone
Anna Maria Sarra
Dario Giorgele
Marco Miglietta
Choir
Teatro San Carlo Chorus
Orchestra
Teatro San Carlo Orchestra
Conductor
Valerio Galli
Nino Rota
Il Cappello di Paglia di Firenze - Act 2
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Il Cappello di Paglia di Firenze - Act 2

Il Cappello di Paglia di Firenze - Act 2

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Performer
Piero Adaini
Zuzano Markova
Gianluca Buratto
Anna Malavasi
Bruno de Simone
Anna Maria Sarra
Dario Giorgele
Marco Miglietta
Orchestra
Teatro San Carlo Orchestra
Conductor
Valerio Galli
Nino Rota
Il Cappello di Paglia di Firenze - Act 1
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Il Cappello di Paglia di Firenze - Act 1

Il Cappello di Paglia di Firenze - Act 1

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Performer
Piero Adaini
Zuzana Markova
Gianluca Buratto
Anna Malavasi
Bruno de Simone
Anna Maria Sarra
Dario Giorgele
Marco Miglietta
Orchestra
San Carlo Theatre Orchestra, Naples
Conductor
Valerio Galli
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Love Theme From The Godfather
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Love Theme From The Godfather
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Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano: iii Allegrissomo
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Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano: iii Allegrissomo
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Amarcord - La gradisca e il principe
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Amarcord - La gradisca e il principe
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Nile Journey (Death on the Nile)
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Nile Journey (Death on the Nile)

Nile Journey (Death on the Nile)

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Music Arranger
Daniel Capelletti
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The Godfather- Love theme
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The Godfather- Love theme

The Godfather- Love theme

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Unnamed Orchestra
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Concerto for Harp and Orchestra - final movement
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Concerto for Harp and Orchestra - final movement
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Romeo and Juliet (1968) - What Is A Youth
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Romeo and Juliet (1968) - What Is A Youth
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Sarabanda e toccata (Sarabanda)
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Sarabanda e toccata (Sarabanda)

Sarabanda e toccata (Sarabanda)

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Performer
Elisa Netzer
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La Dolce Vita
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La Dolce Vita

La Dolce Vita

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Orchestra
Uncredited Orchestra
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La Dolce Vita (Finale)
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La Dolce Vita (Finale)
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Godfather Love Theme
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Godfather Love Theme
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Romeo AndJuliet Love Theme
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Romeo AndJuliet Love Theme
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Ai giochi addio
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Ai giochi addio
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Amaracord (1973) - La "Fogaraccia"
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Amaracord (1973) - La "Fogaraccia"
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Amarcord
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Amarcord
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La Strada - Suite
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La Strada - Suite
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Toccata for bassoon and piano
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Toccata for bassoon and piano
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Toccata
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Toccata

Toccata

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Performer
Catriona McDermid
Jonathan Musgrave
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The Godfather
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The Godfather
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The Taming of the Shrew (Overture)
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The Taming of the Shrew (Overture)
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Death on the Nile - Main Titles
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Death on the Nile - Main Titles
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Romeo and Juliet – Their First Meeting
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Romeo and Juliet – Their First Meeting

Romeo and Juliet – Their First Meeting

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Nino Rota (Conductor)
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