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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 (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 screen adaptations, and for the first two installments of Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather trilogy, earning 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 1,014,656 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Nino Rota is the 80th most popular composer (down from 74th in 2019), the 322nd most popular biography from Italy (down from 279th 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 80 out of 1,216Before him are Josquin des Prez, Jules Massenet, Dieterich Buxtehude, Gabriel Fauré, Franz Lehár, and Carl Czerny. After him are Hans Zimmer, Luigi Boccherini, César Franck, Leoš Janáček, Alban Berg, and Olivier Messiaen.

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Among people born in 1911, Nino Rota ranks 10Before him are Konstantin Chernenko, Georges Pompidou, Naguib Mahfouz, Juan Manuel Fangio, Emil Cioran, and Władysław Szpilman. After him are William Golding, Todor Zhivkov, Võ Nguyên Giáp, Marshall McLuhan, Czesław Miłosz, and Jack Ruby. Among people deceased in 1979, Nino Rota ranks 7Before him are Josef Mengele, Park Chung-hee, John Wayne, Giuseppe Meazza, Talcott Parsons, and Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma. After him are Herbert Marcuse, Jean Renoir, Hafizullah Amin, Jean Seberg, Sándor Kocsis, and Jean Monnet.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Nino Rota ranks 322 out of 4,668Before him are Pope Sixtus I (42), Giuliano de' Medici (1453), Vittore Carpaccio (1465), Pope Celestine I (400), Pope Gelasius II (1062), and Christine de Pizan (1365). After him are Umberto I of Italy (1844), Antonio Meucci (1808), Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (1696), Duccio (1255), Pope Sylvester III (1000), and Lorenzo Ghiberti (1378).

Among COMPOSERS In Italy

Among composers born in Italy, Nino Rota ranks 16Before him are Tomaso Albinoni (1671), Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632), Domenico Scarlatti (1685), Vincenzo Bellini (1801), Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710), and Alessandro Scarlatti (1660). After him are Luigi Boccherini (1743), Pietro Mascagni (1863), Luigi Cherubini (1760), Carlo Gesualdo (1566), Jacopo Peri (1561), and Ruggero Leoncavallo (1857).