Fiorenzo Carpi

born on 19/10/1918 in Milano, Lombardia, Italy

died on 21/5/1987 in Roma, Lazio, Italy

Fiorenzo Carpi

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Fiorenzo Carpi

Born October 19 1918
Died 21 May 1997 (aged 78)
Occupation composer

Fiorenzo Carpi (19 October 1918 - 21 May 1997) was an Italian composer and pianist, probably best known for the "Pinocchio" theme.


Born in Milan as Fiorenzo Carpi De Resmini, in 1945 he graduated at the Milan Conservatory, pupil of Arrigo Pedrollo and Giorgio Federico Ghedini;[1][2] then he was a stable member of Piccolo Teatro di Milano since its founding (1947).[1][3] He also collaborated with the Nobel laureate playwright Dario Fo on all his plays between 1953 and 1967, then sporadically until Carpi's death in 1997.[4][5][6] Fo's 1997 play Il diavolo con le zinne (The Devil with Boobs) featured an homage to Carpi following his death.[7]

Carpi was a prolific film score composer, well known for his long collaboration with the director Luigi Comencini. In 1981 he won the David di Donatello for Best Score for Comencini's Voltati Eugenio.[8] He also composed numerous pop songs, television scores, commercial jingles, symphonic and chamber opera works.[1][2]

Selected filmography

  • Fugitive in Trieste (1951)

Further reading

  • Mitchell, Tony (1999), Dario Fo: People's Court Jester (Updated and Expanded), London: Methuen, ISBN 0-413-73320-3


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Silvio D'Amico. Enciclopedia dello spettacolo , Volume 3, Unedi-Unione editoriale, 1975.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Felice Cappa, Piero Gelli, Marco Mattarozzi. Dizionario dello spettacolo del '900, Baldini Castoldi Dalai, 1998.
  3. Angelo Fortunato Formiggini. Chi è?, A.F. Formíggini, 1961.
  4. Mitchell 1999, p. 57
  5. Mitchell 1999, p. 146
  6. Mitchell 1999, pp. 221222
  7. Mitchell 1999, pp. 227229
  8. Enrico Lancia. I premi del cinema, Gremese Editore, 1998.

External links

  • Fiorenzo Carpi at the Internet Movie Database
  • Fiorenzo Carpi at Discogs

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