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Nino Rota (Composer)

Born: 3rd December 1911, Milan, Italy

Died: 10th April 1979, Rome, Italy

Nationality: Italian

Giovanni Rota Rinaldi better known as Nino Rota (IPA: [ˈniːno]), 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, earning the Academy Award for Best Original Score for The Godfather Part II (1974).

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Recording of the Week, The Fellini Album - The Film Music of Nino Rota

Filarmonica della Scala and Riccardo Chailly enchant and delight in an album celebrating the legendary and prolific collaboration between director Federico Fellini and composer Nino Rota.

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