Nino Rota

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Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Biography

3 December 1911, Milan, Italy, d. 10 April 1979, Rome, Italy. Rota was a prolific composer for films from the early 30s to the late 70s. A child prodigy, he wrote an oratorio and an opera before he was aged 15. He studied at the Milan Conservatory, the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia, and, later, at the Liceo Musicale in Bari, eventually becoming its director from 1950-78. He began composing for Italian movies in 1933, but had enormous success in Britain in 1949 with his score for The Glass Mountain starring the husband and wife team, Michael Denison and Dulcie Gray. By 1950, when he started collaborating with Federico Fellini, he had composed the scores to some 30 films. His association with the influential Italian director lasted nearly 30 years and included movies such as Lo Sceicco Bianco, I Vitelloni, La Strada (including the ‘Love Theme’), II Bidone, La Dolce Vita (including ‘The Sweet Life’), Boccaccio ’70, 8 1/2 (with its popular...

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