Nino Rota

Nino Rota

Birth
Milan, Città Metropolitana di Milano, Lombardia, Italy
Death 10 Apr 1979 (aged 67)
Rome, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy
Burial Rome, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy
Plot Zone: Monte Portonaccio (XIV), First Gradone, Row 97, Number 8
Memorial ID 54844322 · View Source
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Composer. Nino Rota was born into a musical family, his mother was a pianist and daughter of a composer. At the age of twelve Rota composed an oratorio and entered the Milan conservatory. He studied later with Alfredo Casella in Rome and went for further studies to the Curtis Institute Philadelphia in the United States. After his return to Italy Rota entered the world of film music. His works for directors like Visconti, Fellini, Coppola and many others include: "La Strada", "La Dolce Vita", "Otto E Mezzo", "Fellinis Roma", Fellinis Casanova", "The Godfather Trilogy" (Academy Award for best score), "Romeo and Juliet" and countless others. Next to his film music he contributed to almost every other musical genre. He wrote ten operas, five ballets, three symphonies, three piano concertos, two cello concertos, concertos for harp, bassoon, trombone and contrabass, works for the piano, chamber music, songs, choral music and incidental music to plays. In addition to his work as a composer he became director of the conservatory in Bari. Among of his pupils was Riccardo Muti.


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  • Created by: Marc Schubring
  • Added: 12 Jul 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 54844322
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