Nino Rota

Italian composer

Giovanni Rota Rinaldi (1911-1979) or just Nino Rota was an Italian composer, pianist, conductor and academic. He is known for film music. He composed the music for Francis Ford Coppola's Godfather trilogy. He won an Academy Award for Best Original Score for The Godfather: Part II.[1] He wrote over 150 scores for films from 1930s to 1979.[2] He also composed operas, ballets, orchestra works, chamber music and choral works.[3]

Nino Rota
Rota (left) with Riccardo Bacchelli and Bruno Maderna in 1963
Giovanni Rota Rinaldi

3 December 1911
Died10 April 1979(1979-04-10) (aged 67)
Rome, Italy
  • Composer
  • pianist
  • conductor
  • academic
ChildrenNina Rota

References change

  1. Sciannameo, F. (2010). Nino Rota's The Godfather Trilogy: A Film Score Guide. Ukraine: Scarecrow Press, p. 18.
  2. "Nino Rota". Discogs. Retrieved 2022-07-12.
  3. "Nino Rota (Composer) - Short Biography". Retrieved 2022-07-12.