On April 10, 1979.

Nino Rota

On April 10, 1979, Giovanni “Nino” Rota died aged 68. He was musician (piano), composer, conductor and academic, best known for his film scores. He has wrote more than 150 music scores and has composed music for the films of some of the world best known movie directors, among the others for Federico Fellini, Luchino Visconti, Franco Zeffirelli and Francis Ford Coppola.  In 1974 he won the “Academy Award for Best Original Score” for Francis Ford Coppola movie “The Godfather Part II”. Rota is also known for his music for theatre productions by Luchino Visconti, Eduardo De Filippo and Franco Zeffirelli.

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