Nino Rota born as Giovanni Rota Rinaldi into a musical family in Milan. Rota was a renowned child genius – his first oratorio, L’infanzia di San Giovanni Battista, was written at age 11 and performed in Milan and Paris as early as 1923!
That day, on his birthday, the calendar was on December 3, 1923.
Encouraged by Arturo Toscanini, Rota moved to the United States where he lived from 1930 to 1932.
Rota 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 films, and for the first two films of Francis Ford Coppola’s Godfather trilogy, receiving the Academy Award for Best Original Score for The Godfather Part II in 1974.
During his long career Rota was an extremely fruitful 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. Alongside this great body of film work, he composed ten operas, five ballets and dozens of other orchestral, choral and chamber works, the best known being his string concerto. He also composed the music for many theater productions by Visconti, Zeffirelli and Eduardo De Filippo.
Some paper ideas from the same date from the past!
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