Gino Marinuzzi Jr.

Also known as G. Marinuzzi, G. Marinuzzi jr., Gino Marinuzzi, Gino Marinuzzi Jr, Marinuzzi

Discography of Gino Marinuzzi Jr.:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Terrore Nello Spazio (Planet Of The Vampires) 22 Audio 2003-07-24 Digitmovies
2 Ercole Alla Conquista Di Atlantide (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) 24 Audio 2007-09-13 Digitmovies
3 Rhythms In Suspense 14 Audio 1970 Sermi
4 Muraglie Di Ghiaccio - Figure Geometriche 11 Audio 1968 Sermi
5 Servizio Dall'Oriente 17 Audio 1970 Gemelli
6 Musique Pour Une Comedie 19 Audio Orly
7 Hong Kong Un Addio (Colonna Sonora Originale) 15 Audio 1963-01-08
8 Alle Origini Della Mafia (The Legend Of The Black Hand) (Original Soundtrack) 16 Audio 1998
9 Marte, Dio Della Guerra 26 Audio 2012 Digitmovies
10 Rhythms In Suspense 14 Audio 2013-05-00 Cometa Edizioni Musicali
11 Risonanze / 3 - Evocazioni Musicali Di Temi Biblici 13 Audio 1979 Edizioni Paoline
12 Risonanze/3 - Evocazioni Musicali Di Temi Biblici 13 Audio Edizioni Paoline
13 Obsession Dramatique 17 Audio 1973 Sonimage
14 The Golden Coach (Selections From The Sound-Track) 8 Audio 1954 MGM Records
15 Misterioso Kanjut Sar 2 Audio Carosello

New York, April 7th, 1920 – Rome, November 8th, 1996.

Gino Marinuzzi Jr. is a major musical figure twice over, in movies as well as in composition and education, and he comes by that presence as his birthright. His father, Gino Marinuzzi (1882-1945), was a major Palermo-born conductor and composer, known around the world from the dawn of the 20th century, closely associated with the music of Verdi, Puccini, Wagner, Donizetti, Bellini, and Richard Strauss. Gino Marinuzzi Jr. was born in New York in 1920, a period in which his father held posts in the United States, and graduated from the Milan Conservatory in 1942. He was closely associated with Teatro dell'Opera de Camera in Rome, and made his conducting debut with the opera's ballet company in 1947. Marinuzzi subsequently turned to composition, including writing music for movies and radio. He entered the Italian film industry in 1950 with All for Love, and over the ensuing decade wrote the scores to such diverse productions as Jean Renoir's The Golden Coach (1952) and Vittorio Cottafavi's Hercules and the Captive Women (1961). Marinuzzi also taught composition from the early '50s onward (among his most notable students is pianist Vittorio Bresciani) and later became fascinated with electronic music. In 1956, in collaboration with Federico Savina, Marinuzzi co-founded the Accademia Filarmonica Romana. His later achievements include the creation of the Fonosynth 2 elettronico, an instrument on which electronic music can be composed.

Marinuzzi's film assignments in the 1960s varied between reasonably traditional subjects, such as I Castrati (1964), Terrore Nello Spazio (aka Planet of the Vampires, 1965, directed by Mario Bava and utilizing Marinuzzi's electronic composing skills), and the offbeat espionage thriller Matchless (1967). He left the film industry for nearly 20 years after that to concentrate on teaching and serious composition, returning in 1984 to write the score for the television series La Piovra (aka The Octopus). His score for Planet of the Vampires, perhaps his most critically acclaimed film work, was lost from home-video versions of the movie from the early '80s until the start of the 21st century, thanks to a decision by its one-time distributor, Thorn-EMI, to replace Marinuzzi's score with one that they owned outright and on which no royalties would be due. The 2001 reissue of the movie on DVD, by way of MGM/UA, restored Marinuzzi's music, which was also released on a soundtrack CD for the first time in early 2004.

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