Nino Rota

1911 - 1979

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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, earning the Academy Award for Best Original Score for The Godfather Part II (1974) which was later revoked after a determination was made that the score was not original.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 682,491 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Nino Rota is the 74th most popular composer (up from 83rd in 2019), the 279th most popular biography from Italy (up from 341st in 2019) and the 16th most popular Italian Composer.

Nino Rota is most famous for his work with Federico Fellini, composing the music for the films 8 1/2, Amarcord, and La Dolce Vita.

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Among composers, Nino Rota ranks 74 out of 1,228Before him are Dieterich Buxtehude, Astor Piazzolla, Alessandro Scarlatti, Anton Webern, Charles Gounod, and Alexander Scriabin. After him are Josquin des Prez, Mikis Theodorakis, Alban Berg, Mikhail Glinka, Vangelis, and Gabriel Fauré.

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Among people born in 1911, Nino Rota ranks 9Before him are Josef Mengele, Konstantin Chernenko, Naguib Mahfouz, Georges Pompidou, Juan Manuel Fangio, and Emil Cioran. After him are Władysław Szpilman, Võ Nguyên Giáp, William Golding, Marshall McLuhan, Jack Ruby, and Todor Zhivkov. Among people deceased in 1979, Nino Rota ranks 7Before him are Josef Mengele, Park Chung-hee, John Wayne, Giuseppe Meazza, Herbert Marcuse, and Talcott Parsons. After him are Jean Renoir, Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, Jean Monnet, Dennis Gabor, Sándor Kocsis, and Mika Waltari.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Nino Rota ranks 279 out of 4,088Before him are Pope Felix I (300), Catiline (-109), Antonio Meucci (1808), Enrico Dandolo (1107), Pope Benedict XIII (1649), and Pope Pelagius I (505). After him are Philip Neri (1515), Pope John XII (937), Pope Eugene III (1080), Filippo Lippi (1406), Zita of Bourbon-Parma (1892), and Umberto II of Italy (1904).

Among COMPOSERS In Italy

Among composers born in Italy, Nino Rota ranks 16Before him are Gaetano Donizetti (1797), Vincenzo Bellini (1801), Guido of Arezzo (991), Domenico Scarlatti (1685), Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710), and Alessandro Scarlatti (1660). After him are Luigi Boccherini (1743), Jacopo Peri (1561), Pietro Mascagni (1863), Ruggero Leoncavallo (1857), Luigi Cherubini (1760), and Carlo Gesualdo (1566).