Nino Rota

Giovanni Rota Rinaldi

Also known as Concerto Per Archi, Н. Рота, Нино Рота, E. Rota, G. Nino Rota, G. Rota, Mino Rota, N Rota, N. Rato, N. Rito, N. Roat, N. Rota, N. Roto, N. Rotta, N.Rota, Nina Rota, Nini Rota, Nino Rota, Nino Roto, Nino Rotta, Nino-Rota, Nito Rota, Rinaldi Rota, Rota, Rota Giovanni, Rota Nino, Rotta, Tota
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Discography of Nino Rota:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 The Godfather (Original Soundtrack Recording) 12 Audio 1972 Paramount Records
2 The Godfather Part II (Original Soundtrack Recording) 14 Audio 1974 ABC Records
3 The Godfather - Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack 12 Audio MCA Soundtracks
4 The Godfather - Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack 12 Audio Universal Music Russia
5 The Godfather - Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack 12 Audio 1991 MCA Records
6 The Godfather Suite (Music Featured In The Godfather Trilogy) 14 Audio 2007-09-00 Silva Screen
7 The Godfather (Original Soundtrack Recording) 12 Audio 1972 Paramount Records
8 Chamber Music - KREMERata MUSICA With Gidon Kremer 20 Audio 1997 BIS
9 Romeo & Juliet 9 Audio 1968 Capitol Records
10 Prova D'Orchestra 9 Audio 1991-00-00 CAM
11 Amarcord 17 Audio 1991-00-00 CAM
12 Otto E 1/2 16 Audio 1991-00-00 CAM
13 La Dolce Vita 22 Audio 1991-00-00 CAM
14 Giulietta Degli Spiriti 13 Audio 1991-00-00 CAM
15 Greatest Hits 32 Audio 1994-00-00 Vivi Musica
16 Omaggio A - Homage To Federico Fellini 28 Audio 1993-00-00 Butterfly Music
17 Roma 12 Audio 1998-00-00 Screen Trax
18 The Godfather Part III (Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) 17 Audio 1990-12-13 Columbia
19 The Godfather Part II 17 Audio MCA Records
20 The Godfather 12 Audio 1991-03-26 MCA Records
21 Il Padrino - Parte Il 5 Audio 1975-11-14
22 I Clowns (Original Soundtrack) 2 Audio 1991 CAM
23 Rocco E I Suoi Fratelli (Original Soundtrack) 12 Audio 1991 CAM
24 Musique Du Film The Godfather - Le Parrain 12 Audio 1972 Musidisc
25 The Essential Film Music Collection 28 Audio 2003 Silva Screen
26 The Godfather Waltz 2 Audio 1972 Paramount Records
27 La Strada, Il Gattopardo, Concerto Soirée 22 Audio 2005 Harmonia Mundi
28 Original Motion Picture Score - Fellini Satyricon 21 Audio 1970 United Artists Records
29 The Mafia Movies 86 Audio 2010 Deja Vu
30 (Bande Originale Du Film) Le Casanova De Federico Fellini 12 Audio 1977 Barclay
31 Film D' Amore E D' Anarchia 14 Audio 1988 Sakkaris Records
32 Otto E Mezzo 19 Audio 1979 RCA
33 Fellini Satyricon - Original Motion Picture Score 21 Audio 1970 United Artists Records
34 Il Gattopardo 16 Audio 1993
35 Federico Fellini - 8 1/2 4 Audio 1963 Rca Victor
36 Amarcord 12 Audio 1974 Polydor
37 The Godfather Suite (Music Featured In The Godfather Trilogy) 14 Audio 1991 Silva Treasury
38 Love Theme From "The Godfather" 2 Audio 1972 Paramount Records
39 Il Casanova Di Federico Fellini 13 Audio 1976 Cam
40 Амаркорд 15 Audio 1989 Мелодия
41 Love Theme From "The Godfather" 2 Audio 1972 Paramount Records
42 Il Brigante, Vol. 1 (The Brigand) 11 Audio 1982 Cerberus Records (2)
43 The Godfather (Original Soundtrack Recording) 12 Audio 1979 MCA Records
44 War And Peace 12 Audio 1956 Columbia
45 Concerto Di Musiche Da Film 14 Audio 1977
46 Waterloo 15 Audio 1995
47 The Godfather Part II (Original Soundtrack Recording) 14 Audio 1974 ABC Records
48 Romeo & Juliet 16 Audio 1968 Capitol Records
49 The Leopard - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack 18 Audio 1983 Varèse Sarabande
50 Musique Originale Du Film 8 1/2 3 Audio Ducretet Thomson


Born: 3 December 1911 in Milan, Italy.

Died: 10 April 1979 in Rome, Italy.

Born into a musical family in Milan, Rota studied at the conservatory there under Ildebrando Pizzetti. His first oratorio, L'infanzia di San Giovanni Battista, was performed in Milan and Paris as early as 1923 and his lyrical comedy, "Il Principe Porcaro", was composed in 1926.

Encouraged by Arturo Toscanini, Rota moved to the United States where he lived from 1930 to 1932. He won a scholarship to the Curtis Institute of Philadelphia, where he took classes in orchestra with Fritz Reiner and had Rosario Scalero as an instructor in composition.

Returning to Milan, he wrote a thesis on the renaissance composer Gioseffo Zarlino.

Rota earned a degree in literature from the University of Milan.

In 1937, he began a teaching career that led to the directorship of the Bari Conservatory, a title he held from 1950 until his death in 1979. During the 1940s, Rota composed scores for more than 32 films, including Renato Castellani's Zazà (1944). His association with Fellini began with "Lo sceicco bianco" (1952), followed by "I vitelloni" (1953) and "La strada" (1954).

They continued to work together for decades, and Fellini recalled: 'The most precious collaborator I have ever had, I say it straightaway and don't even have to hesitate, was Nino Rota — between us, immediately, a complete, total, harmony... He had a geometric imagination, a musical approach worthy of celestial spheres. He thus had no need to see images from my movies. When I asked him about the melodies he had in mind to comment one sequence or another, I clearly realized he was not concerned with images at all. His world was inner, inside himself, and reality had no way to enter it.'

Rota's score for Fellini's "8½" (1963) is often cited as one of the factors which makes the film cohesive. His score for Fellini's "Juliet Of The Spirits" (1965) included a collaboration with Eugene Walter on the song, "Go Milk The Moon" (cut from the final version of the film), and they teamed again for the song "What Is A Youth?", part of Rota's score for Franco Zeffirelli's "Romeo And Juliet".

In all, Rota wrote scores to more than 150 films. Rota wrote several concerti and other orchestral works as well as piano, chamber and choral music.

After his death Rota's music was the subject of the 1981 tribute album "Amarcord Nino Rota". Gus Van Sant used some of Rota's music in his 2007 film "Paranoid Park". His 1977 opera "The Italian Straw Hat", an adaptation of the play by Eugène Labiche was presented by the Santa Fe Opera.

In 2005 his opera "Aladino e la lampada magica" ("Aladdin And The Magical Lamp"), with Cosmin Ifrim in the title role, was performed in German translation at the Vienna State Opera and released on DVD.

Written for a radio production by RAI in 1950, his short opera, "I due timidi" ("The Two Timid Ones"), will be presented by the Santa Fe Opera as part of their pre-season "One-Hour Opera" program in May-June 2008.


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