Nino Rota

1911 - 1979

Nino Rota

Giovanni Rota Rinaldi (Italian: [dʒoˈvanni ˈrɔːta riˈnaldi]; 3 December 1911 – 10 April 1979), better known as Nino Rota ([niːno]), 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nino Rota has received more than 584,335 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 83rd most popular composer.

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Among composers, Nino Rota ranks 83 out of 1,008Before him are Luigi Boccherini, Arvo Pärt, Ruggero Leoncavallo, César Franck, Alban Berg, and Leonard Bernstein. After him are Carl Czerny, Leoš Janáček, Léo Delibes, Orlande de Lassus, Mikhail Glinka, and Mikis Theodorakis.

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Among people born in 1911, Nino Rota ranks 12Before him are Juan Manuel Fangio, Naguib Mahfouz, Emil Cioran, William Golding, Władysław Szpilman, and Võ Nguyên Giáp. After him are Marshall McLuhan, Todor Zhivkov, Czesław Miłosz, Mikhail Botvinnik, Robert Johnson, and Jack Ruby. Among people deceased in 1979, Nino Rota ranks 7Before him are Josef Mengele, John Wayne, Herbert Marcuse, Giuseppe Meazza, Talcott Parsons, and Jean Renoir. After him are Jean Monnet, Dennis Gabor, Sándor Kocsis, Mika Waltari, Hanna Reitsch, and Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Nino Rota ranks 341 out of 3,282Before him are Cesare Maldini (1932), Pope Gregory IV (790), Pope Sergius III (860), Pope Benedict III (810), Charles IV of Spain (1748), and Pope Boniface I (370). After him are Bronzino (1503), Rita Levi-Montalcini (1909), Pope Hormisdas (450), Roberto Rossellini (1906), Philip Neri (1515), and Vittorio De Sica (1901).

Among COMPOSERS In Italy

Among composers born in Italy, Nino Rota ranks 18Before him are Domenico Scarlatti (1685), Guido of Arezzo (991), Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710), Alessandro Scarlatti (1660), Luigi Boccherini (1743), and Ruggero Leoncavallo (1857). After him are Luigi Cherubini (1760), Pietro Mascagni (1863), Carlo Gesualdo (1566), Jacopo Peri (1561), Giulio Caccini (1551), and Muzio Clementi (1752).

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