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Nino Rota (Composer)


History • Born Giovanni Rota Rinaldi , on December 3, 1911 in Milan, Italy died April 10, 1979 in Rome, Italy. • He was born into a family of musicians. • Moved to Rome where he completed schooling at the Conservatory of Santa Cecilia in 1929 with Alfredo Casella.


History Continued • His first oratorio was, "L'infanzia di San Giovanni Battista," which was performed in Milan and Paris as early as 1923. • An oratorio is an a large musical composition that includes an orchestra, a choir, and soloists. It is like an opera except it is strictly a concert piece often sacred.


History continued • Lived in USA 1930 to 1932. • He won a scholarship to the Curtis Institute of Philadelphia where he attended classes in composition taught by Rosario Scalero. • He also took classes in orchestra taught by Fritz Reiner. • He then returned to Italy and earned a degree in literature from the University of Milan.


Nominations • • • • • •

Academy Awards Oscar : Best Music, Original Dramatic Score: The Godfather (1972). Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music in1969 for Romeo and Juliet. (1968). (BAFTA) Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music in 1976 for The Godfather: Part II (1974). (BAFTA) Golden globe in 1969 for Best Original Score Romeo and Juliet(1968) Golden Globe in 1975, Best Original Score for The Godfather: Part II (1974). Grammy in 1962 for Best Soundtrack Album or Recording or Score from Motion Picture or Television; La Dolce Vita (1960).


Awards • Academy Awards Oscar in 1975 for Best Music, Original Dramatic Score; The Godfather: Part II (1974). • Won in 1973 Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music The Godfather (1972). (BAFTA) • Won David in 1977 David di Donatello awards; Best Music (Migliore Musica) ;Fellini's Casanova(1976). • 1973 won golden globe Best Original Score; The Godfather (1972). • 1973 won Grammy for Best Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or TV Special; The Godfather(1972).


Awards continued • Several silver ribbons from Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists starting in 1957 for Best Score (Migliore Musica); War and Peace (1956),in 1958 for Best Score (Migliore Musica);Le notti bianche (1957), in 1964 for Best Score (Migliore Musica); 8½(1963), in 1969 for Best Score (Migliore Musica); Romeo and Juliet (1968), and again in 1979 for Best Score (Migliore Musica); Orchestra Rehearsal (1978) In memory of.

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