Nino Rota

~ Person

Legal name: Giovanni Rota


Giovanni "Nino" Rota (3 December 1911 – 10 April 1979) was an Italian composer, pianist, conductor and academic who 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 (1974).

During his long career Rota was an extraordinarily prolific 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—an average of three scores each year over a 46-year period, and in his most productive period from the late 1940s to the mid-1950s he wrote as many as ten scores every year, and sometimes more, with a remarkable thirteen film scores to his credit in 1954. 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 theatre productions by Visconti, Zeffirelli and Eduardo De Filippo as well as maintaining a long teaching career at the Liceo Musicale in Bari, Italy, where he was the director for almost 30 years.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1977 The Godfather Suite Carmine Coppola & Nino Rota 4
1997 Chamber Music Nino Rota; Kremerata Musica, Gidon Kremer 2
1998 Musica da film Nino Rota 1
1998 Symphonies no. 1 & 2 Nino Rota; Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, Ole Kristian Ruud 1
2000 Chamber Music Rota; Ensemble Nino Rota, Massimo Palumbo 1
2001 Symphony no. 3 / Concerto festivo / Le Molière imaginaire, ballet suite Nino Rota; Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, Ole Kristian Ruud, Hannu Koivula 1
2002 Concertos Nino Rota; I virtuosi italiani, Marzio Conti 1
2003 La Strada / Waltzes from "Il Gattopardo" / Sinfonia sopra una canzone d'amore Nino Rota; Orchestra Sinfonica del Teatro Massimo, Marzio Conti 1
2005 Nino Rota: La Strada; Il Gattopardo; Concerto Soirée Nino Rota & Josep Pons 1
2006 20th Century Italian String Music Messina, Rota, Pessina; Orchestra Sinfonica Adriatica, Paolo Pessina 1
2009 Concerto per violoncello n. 2 / Concerto per archi / Trio per clarinetto, cello e piano Nino Rota; Enrico Bronzi, Alessandro Carbonare, Alberto Miodini, I Musici di Parma 1
2009 Symphonies nos. 1 & 2 Nino Rota; Filarmonica 900 Teatro Regio Torino, Marzio Conti 1
2010 Piano Concertos Nino Rota; Janne Mertanen, Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra, Hannu Lintu 1
2011 Symphony no. 3 / Divertomento concertante / Concerto soirée Nino Rota; Davide Botto, Barry Douglas, Filarmonica '900 Teatro Regio, Turin, Gianandrea Noseda 1
2013 Cinema, Circus & Spaghetti: Sexmob Plays Fellini Nino Rota; Sexmob 1
2013 Cello Concertos and Other Orchestral Works Nino Rota 1
Nino Rota plays Nino Rota Nino Rota 1
The Ultimate Best of Federico Fellini & Nino Rota Nino Rota 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1997 Music for Film Nino Rota 1
1999 Dancing With - Ballando con Nino Rota Nino Rota 1
2012 Collector Nino Rota 1
Greatest Hits Nino Rota 1
Music for the Movies of Federico Fellini Nino Rota 1
Nino Rota Movies Nino Rota conducted by Carlo Savina 1
The Essential Nino Rota Film Music Collection Nino Rota 1

Album + Compilation + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1974 Toutes les musiques de film de Fellini Nino Rota 1
1977 Il Casanova di Federico Fellini Nino Rota 2
1993 Omaggio a / Homage to Federico Fellini Nino Rota 1
2003 Fellini-Rota: Three Original Motion Picture Soundtracks Nino Rota 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2015 Beyond Nino Rota, Walter Ross; Artem Chirkov, St. Petersburg Philharmonic and Symphonic Orchestra 1
"La Strada" Ballet Suite / Concerto for Strings / Dances from "Il Gattopardo" (Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala feat. conductor Riccardo Muti) Nino Rota 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1968 Romeo & Juliet Nino Rota 5 5
1970 Fellini satyricon Nino Rota 2
1972 The Godfather: Music From the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Nino Rota 5 4
1973 Film d'amore e d'anarchia Nino Rota 1
1974 The Abdication Nino Rota 1
1974 The Godfather, Part II Nino Rota 4
1978 Death on the Nile Nino Rota 2
1990 The Godfather, Part III: Music From the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Carmine Coppola & Nino Rota 2 2
1991 Amarcord Nino Rota 2
1991 Il bidone Nino Rota 1
1991 Il gattopardo Nino Rota 1
1991 La dolce vita Nino Rota 1
1991 Prova d'orchestra Nino Rota 1
1991 Rocco e i suoi fratelli Nino Rota 2
1994 Chansons pour Fellini Nino Rota 1
1995 Waterloo Nino Rota 1
2003 Nino Rota 1
2005 Plein soleil Nino Rota 1
2007 Film Music Masterworks: Film Music by Nino Rota Nino Rota 1
2011 Fellini Satyricon / Fellini Roma Nino Rota 1
2012 Greatest Film Hits Nino Rota 1
2015 Toby Dammit (Histoires extraordinaires) Nino Rota 1
Giulietta degli spiriti Nino Rota 2
La Strada Nino Rota 1
La Strada / Le Notti di Cabiria Nino Rota 1
Nino Rota's Music to The Godfather Nino Rota 1
Roma Nino Rota 1
Shoot Loud, Louder. . . I Don't Understand Nino Rota 1
The Taming of the Shrew Nino Rota 1
War and Peace Nino Rota 1

Single + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1972 Le Parrain (Bande originale du film) Nino Rota 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1989 Romeo and Juliet Nino Rota 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Musiques de films de Federico Fellini Nino Rota 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1991 I clowns Nino Rota 1

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