Armando Trovajoli

born on 2/9/1917 in Roma, Lazio, Italy

died on 28/2/2013 in Roma, Lazio, Italy

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Armando Trovajoli

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Armando Trovajoli (also Trovaioli, 2 September 1917 – 28 February 2013)[1] was an Italian film composer and pianist with over 300 credits as composer and/or conductor, many of them jazz scores for exploitation films of the Commedia all'italiana genre.[2] He collaborated with Vittorio De Sica on a number of projects, including one segment of Boccaccio '70. Trovajoli was also the author of several Italian musicals: among them, Rugantino and Aggiungi un posto a tavola.[3]

Trovajoli was the widower of actress Pier Angeli. He died in Rome at the age of 95 on 28 February 2013.[4]

Radio

After graduating from the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome (1948), Trovajoli was entrusted by RAI with the direction of a pop music orchestra, set with 12 violins, 4 violas, 4 cellos, 1 flute, 1 oboe, 1 clarinet, 1 horn, harp, vibraphone, electric guitar, bass, drums and the piano (played by Trovajoli himself).[3] In 1952–53 he collaborated with Piero Piccioni in Eclipse, a weekly musical broadcast in which the orchestra is directed alternately by the two composers, in a style extremely refined and sophisticated, very different from the music of radio orchestras at that time.[3]

Movie scores

Together with Goffredo Petrassi, Trovajoli composed the score of Giuseppe De Santis' Bitter Rice (1949). In 1951, Trovajoli was invited by Dino De Laurentiis to write music for Anna, a film directed by Alberto Lattuada: particularly the song El Negro Zumbón became an international success: inspired by tropical rhythms, is sung in playback and danced by Silvana Mangano, but actually performed by Flo Sandon's.[3] Since then, Trovajoli wrote soundtracks for directors as Dino Risi, Vittorio De Sica, Ettore Scola and others, for a total of over 300 scores.[5]

Selected filmography

  • Two Nights with Cleopatra (1954)
  • Poveri milionari (1958)
  • Il vedovo (1959)
  • Uncle Was a Vampire (1959)
  • Winter Holidays (1959)
  • Two Women (1960)
  • Atom Age Vampire (1960)
  • Hercules and the Conquest of Atlantis (1961)
  • Mole Men Against the Son of Hercules (1961)
  • The Giant of Metropolis (1961)
  • Hercules in the Haunted World (1961)
  • The Orderly (1961)
  • His Women (1961)
  • Werewolf in a Girls' Dormitory (1962)
  • Boccaccio '70 (1962)
  • Toto's First Night (1962)
  • I mostri (1963)
  • Sexy Toto (1963)
  • Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (1963)
  • Marriage Italian Style (1964)
  • Let's Talk About Women (1964)
  • Beautiful Families (1964)
  • Attack and Retreat (1965)
  • Assassination in Rome (1965)
  • Seven Golden Men (1965)
  • Seven Golden Men Strike Again (1966)
  • The Devil in Love (1966)
  • Sex Quartet (1966)
  • Maigret a Pigalle (1966)
  • Adultery Italian Style (1966)
  • Treasure of San Gennaro (1966)
  • Col cuore in gola (1967)
  • Long Days of Vengeance (1967)
  • Will Our Heroes Be Able to Find Their Friend Who Has Mysteriously Disappeared in Africa? (1968)
  • Seven Times Seven (1968)
  • Il profeta (1968)
  • Torture Me But Kill Me with Kisses (1968)
  • Faustina (1968)
  • The Libertine (1969)
  • I See Naked (1969)
  • Police Chief Pepe (1969)
  • Where Are You Going All Naked? (1969)
  • Nell'anno del Signore (1969)
  • Il giovane normale (1969)
  • The Pizza Triangle (1970)
  • May Morning (1970)
  • The Priest's Wife (1971)
  • The Blonde in the Blue Movie (1971)
  • The Double (1971)
  • Homo Eroticus (1971)
  • That's How We Women Are (1971)
  • Stanza 17-17 palazzo delle tasse, ufficio imposte (1971)
  • Manhunt (1972)
  • L'uccello migratore (1972)
  • How Funny Can Sex Be? (1973)
  • Rugantino (1973)
  • La Tosca (1973)
  • Amore e ginnastica (1973)
  • Scent of a Woman (1974)
  • The Sensual Man (1974)
  • La via dei babbuini (1974)
  • Bitter Love (1974)
  • Duck in Orange Sauce (1974)
  • We All Loved Each Other So Much (1974)
  • La moglie vergine (1975)
  • Strange Shadows in an Empty Room (1976)
  • The Career of a Chambermaid (1976)
  • Down and Dirty (1976)
  • Evil Thoughts (1976)
  • Luna di miele in tre (1976)
  • A Special Day (1977)
  • Il marito in collegio (1977)
  • I nuovi mostri (1977)
  • In the Name of the Pope King (1977)
  • La stanza del vescovo (1977)
  • The Fifth Commandment (1978)
  • Amori miei (1978)
  • Dr. Jekyll Likes Them Hot (1979)
  • Life Is Beautiful (1979)
  • La terrazza (1980)
  • Passion of Love (1981)
  • Count Tacchia (1982)
  • Grand Hotel Excelsior (1982)
  • Il paramedico (1982)
  • That Night in Varennes (1982)
  • Dagger Eyes (1983)
  • Sing Sing (1983)
  • Macaroni (1985)
  • La Famiglia (1987)
  • Miss Arizona (1988)
  • Days of Inspector Ambrosio (1988)
  • What Time Is It? (1989)
  • Captain Fracassa's Journey (1990)
  • The Wicked (1991)
  • Gangsters (1992)
  • Giovani e belli (1996)
  • The Dinner (1998)
  • Unfair Competition (2001)

References

  1. ^ "Addio al maestro Armando Trovajoli, è stato la musica e l'anima di Roma". La Repubblica. 2 March 2013. Retrieved 2 March 2013. 
  2. ^ Spencer, Kristopher (2008). Film and television scores, 1950–1979: a critical survey by genre. McFarland & Company. p. 114. ISBN 978-0-7864-3682-8. Retrieved 27 September 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c d Redazione Roma (2 March 2013). "Addio ad Armando Trovajoli Poeta e cantore di Roma". Corriere della Sera. Retrieved 3 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "E' morto Armando Trovajoli". Il Messaggero. 2 March 2013. Retrieved 2 March 2013. 
  5. ^ "È morto Armando Trovajoli. Aveva 95 anni l'autore di "Roma nun fà la stupida stasera"". Corriere della Sera. 2 March 2013. Retrieved 2 March 2013. 

External links

  • Armando Trovajoli on IMDb


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