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Giovanni "Nino" Rota[1] (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
Federico Fellini
and Luchino Visconti. He also composed the music for two of Franco Zeffirelli's Shakespeare
Shakespeare
films, and for the first two films of Francis Ford Coppola's Godfather trilogy, receiving the Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Original Score for The Godfather
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[2] as well as maintaining a long teaching career at the Liceo Musicale in Bari, Italy, where he was the director for almost 30 years.

Contents

1 Early career 2 Film scores 3 Orchestral, chamber and choral music 4 Operas 5 Personal life 6 Death 7 Quotations 8 Works 9 Discography 10 References 11 Further reading 12 External links

Early career[edit]

Rota at age 12.

Giovanni Rota was born into a musical family in Milan. Rota was a renowned child prodigy—his first oratorio, L'infanzia di San Giovanni Battista, was written at age 11[3] and performed in Milan
Milan
and Paris as early as 1923; his three-act lyrical comedy after Hans Christian Andersen, Il Principe Porcaro, was composed when he was just 13 and published in 1926. He studied at the Milan
Milan
conservatory there under Giacomo Orefice[2] and then undertook serious study of composition under Ildebrando Pizzetti
Ildebrando Pizzetti
and Alfredo Casella
Alfredo Casella
at the Santa Cecilia Academy in Rome, graduating in 1930.[4] Encouraged by Arturo Toscanini, Rota moved to the United States where he lived from 1930 to 1932. He won a scholarship to the Curtis Institute of Philadelphia, where he was taught conducting by Fritz Reiner and had Rosario Scalero
Rosario Scalero
as an instructor in composition.[4] Returning to Milan, he wrote a thesis on the Renaissance composer Gioseffo Zarlino. Rota earned a degree in literature from the University of Milan, graduating in 1937, and began a teaching career that led to the directorship of the Liceo Musicale in Bari, a title he held from 1950 until 1978.[4] Film scores[edit] In his entry on Rota in the 1988 edition of The Concise Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Composers and Musicians, music scholar Nicholas Slonimsky
Nicholas Slonimsky
described Rota as "brilliant" and stated that his musical style:

"... demonstrates a great facility and even felicity, with occasional daring excursions into dodecaphony. However his most durable compositions are related to his music for the cinema; he composed the sound tracks of a great number of films of the Italian director Federico Fellini
Federico Fellini
covering the period from 1950 to 1979."[4]

Furthermore, one of his compositional habits in particular came up for disapproving remarks: his penchant for pastiche of various past styles, which quite often turned into outright quotation of his own earlier music or even others' music. One of the most noticed examples of such incorporation is his use of the Larghetto
Larghetto
from Dvorák's Opus 22 Serenade for Strings in E major as a theme for a character in Fellini's La Strada.[5] During the 1940s, Rota composed scores for more than 32 films, including Renato Castellani's Zazà (1944). His association with Fellini began with Lo sceicco bianco
Lo sceicco bianco
(The White Sheik) (1952), followed by I vitelloni
I vitelloni
(1953) and La strada
La strada
(The Road) (1954). They continued to work together for decades, and Fellini recalled:

The most precious collaborator I have ever had, I say it straightaway and don't even have to hesitate, was Nino Rota
Nino Rota
— between us, immediately, a complete, total, harmony ... He had a geometric imagination, a musical approach worthy of celestial spheres. He thus had no need to see images from my movies. When I asked him about the melodies he had in mind to comment one sequence or another, I clearly realized he was not concerned with images at all. His world was inner, inside himself, and reality had no way to enter it.[6]

The relationship between Fellini and Rota was so strong that even at Fellini's funeral Giulietta Masina, Fellini's wife, asked trumpeter Mauro Maur
Mauro Maur
to play Rota's Improvviso dell'Angelo in the Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri
Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri
in Rome.[7] Rota's score for Fellini's
(1963) is often cited as one of the factors which makes the film cohesive. His score for Fellini's Juliet of the Spirits (1965) included a collaboration with Eugene Walter
Eugene Walter
on the song, "Go Milk the Moon" (cut from the final version of the film), and they teamed again for the song "What Is a Youth?", part of Rota's score for Franco Zeffirelli's Romeo and Juliet. The American Film Institute
American Film Institute
ranked Rota's score for The Godfather
The Godfather
#5 on their list of the greatest film scores. His score for War and Peace was also nominated for the list. In all, Rota wrote scores to more than 150 films. Orchestral, chamber and choral music[edit] Rota wrote numerous concerti and other orchestral works as well as piano, chamber and choral music, much of which has been recorded and released on CD. After his death from heart failure[8] in 1979, Rota's music was the subject of Hal Willner's 1981 tribute album Amarcord Nino Rota, which featured several at the time relatively unknown but now famous jazz musicians. Gus Van Sant
Gus Van Sant
used some of Rota's music in his 2007 film Paranoid Park and director Michael Winterbottom
Michael Winterbottom
used several Rota selections in the 2005 film Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story. Danny Elfman
Danny Elfman
frequently cites Nino Rota
Nino Rota
as a major influence. Director Mario Monicelli
Mario Monicelli
filmed a documentary Un amico magico: il maestro Nino Rota
Nino Rota
which featured interviews with Franco Zeffirelli and Riccardo Muti
Riccardo Muti
(a student under Rota at Bari Conservatory), and was followed by a German documentary Nino Rota
Nino Rota
- Un maestro della musica. Both explored film and concert sides of the composer. Operas[edit] His 1955 opera Il cappello di paglia di Firenze (The Florentine Straw Hat) is an adaptation of the play by Eugène Labiche
Eugène Labiche
and was presented by the Santa Fe Opera
Opera
in 1977. In 2005 his opera Aladino e la lampada magica (Aladdin and the Magical Lamp), with Cosmin Ifrim in the title role, was performed in German translation at the Vienna State Opera and released on DVD. Il cappello di paglia di Firenze and Aladino e la lampada magica are regularly staged in Europe as are many symphonic and chamber titles Written for a radio production by RAI
RAI
in 1950, his short opera, I due timidi (The Two Timid Ones), was presented by the Santa Fe Opera
Opera
as part of their pre-season "One-Hour Opera" program in May/June 2008. Personal life[edit] Rota has one daughter, Nina Rota, from a relationship with pianist Magda Longari. [9] Death[edit] Rota died from a coronary thrombosis in Rome, aged 67. Quotations[edit] Federico Fellini
Federico Fellini
recalls his first chance meeting with Rota:

"Outside Cinecittà, I noticed a funny little man waiting in the wrong place for the tram. He seemed happily oblivious of everything. I felt compelled... to wait with him... I was certain that the tram would stop in its regular place and we would have to run for it, and he was equally certain it would stop where he was standing... To my surprise, the tram did stop right in front of us."

A critic conversing with Nino Rota
Nino Rota
at the age of eleven just prior to a performance of his oratorio, The Childhood of St. John the Baptist, in 1923:

Critic: "Do you like playing?" Rota: "Whenever I can ... Is it hard to write for a newspaper?" Critic: "It's not easy to do a good article" Rota: "Have you come from Brussels specially to hear my oratorio?" Critic: "I certainly have, my little friend." Rota: "That’s really funny. I won’t be conducting it tonight. Yesterday the double bass snubbed me"

On his friendship with Igor Stravinsky:

"Stravinsky was fun; his mind struck sparks. Age was no barrier - ours became a true friendship, despite distance and meeting ever more rarely."

Nino Rota
Nino Rota
reflecting on the unhappiness of others:

"When I’m creating at the piano, I tend to feel happy; but - the eternal dilemma - how can we be happy amid the unhappiness of others? I'd do everything I could to give everyone a moment of happiness. That's what's at the heart of my music."

Federico Fellini
Federico Fellini
on Nino Rota:

"He was someone who had a rare quality belonging to the world of intuition. Just like children, simple men, sensitive people, innocent people, he would suddenly say dazzling things. As soon as he arrived, stress disappeared, everything turned into a festive atmosphere; the movie entered a joyful, serene, fantastic period, a new life."

Works[edit]

See List of compositions by Nino Rota and List of film scores by Nino Rota

Discography[edit]

See Nino Rota
Nino Rota
discography

References[edit]

^ ninorota.com ^ a b " Nino Rota
Nino Rota
Music Catalogue".  ^ Nicholas Slonimsky, The Concise Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Composers and Musicians (Simon & Schuster, London, 1988, ISBN 0-671-69896-6), p. 1063 ^ a b c d Slonimsky, p.1063 ^ AllMusic. Nino Rota
Nino Rota
- Le Molière imaginaire, ballet suite for orchestra ^ Rota & Fellini Archived 2010-11-20 at the Wayback Machine., Cadrage, April/May 2003 ^ "fellini_funerali ITALIANO - Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri alle Terme di Diocleziano di Roma".  ^ "Nino Rota".  ^ Videtti, Giuseppe. “Amarcord Nino Rota“, La Repubblica
La Repubblica
Milano, 20 April 2014.

Kennedy, Michael (2006), The Oxford Dictionary of Music, 985 pages, ISBN 0-19-861459-4

Further reading[edit]

Richard Dyer. Nino Rota: Music, Film, and Feeling. New York: Palgrave and Macmillan (on behalf of the British Film Institute), 2010. Franco Sciannameo. Nino Rota's The Godfather
The Godfather
Trilogy: A Film Score Guide. Scarecrow Press, 2010. John Simon. The Other Rota. The New Criterion, Vol. 34, No. 10 / June 2016

External links[edit]

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at Find a Grave

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Nino Rota

Operas

Il cappello di paglia di Firenze I due timidi

Concertos

Trombone Concerto

Film soundtracks

Romeo and Juliet The Godfather

"Speak Softly, Love"

The Godfather
The Godfather
Part II The Godfather
The Godfather
Part III

Related articles

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discography

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Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Original Score

1930s

Louis Silvers
Louis Silvers
(1934) Max Steiner
Max Steiner
(1935) Leo F. Forbstein
Leo F. Forbstein
(1936) Charles Previn
Charles Previn
(1937) Erich Wolfgang Korngold/Alfred Newman (1938) Herbert Stothart/Richard Hageman, W. Franke Harling, John Leipold, Leo Shuken (1939)

1940s

Leigh Harline, Paul J. Smith, Ned Washington/Alfred Newman (1940) Bernard Herrmann/ Frank Churchill and Oliver Wallace (1941) Max Steiner/ Ray Heindorf and Heinz Roemheld (1942) Alfred Newman/ Ray Heindorf (1943) Max Steiner/ Morris Stoloff and Carmen Dragon
Carmen Dragon
(1944) Miklós Rózsa/ Georgie Stoll (1945) Hugo Friedhofer/ Morris Stoloff (1946) Miklós Rózsa/Alfred Newman (1947) Brian Easdale/ Johnny Green
Johnny Green
and Roger Edens (1948) Aaron Copland/ Roger Edens and Lennie Hayton (1949)

1950s

Franz Waxman/ Adolph Deutsch and Roger Edens (1950) Franz Waxman/ Johnny Green
Johnny Green
and Saul Chaplin (1951) Dimitri Tiomkin/Alfred Newman (1952) Bronisław Kaper/Alfred Newman (1953) Dimitri Tiomkin/ Adolph Deutsch and Saul Chaplin (1954) Alfred Newman/Robert Russell Bennett, Jay Blackton and Adolph Deutsch (1955) Victor Young/Alfred Newman and Ken Darby (1956) Malcolm Arnold (1957) Dimitri Tiomkin/Andre Previn (1958) Miklós Rózsa/Andre Previn and Ken Darby (1959)

1960s

Ernest Gold/ Morris Stoloff and Harry Sukman (1960) Henry Mancini/Saul Chaplin, Johnny Green, Sid Ramin and Irwin Kostal (1961) Maurice Jarre/ Ray Heindorf (1962) John Addison/Andre Previn (1963) Richard M. Sherman
Richard M. Sherman
and Robert B. Sherman/Andre Previn (1964) Maurice Jarre/ Irwin Kostal (1965) John Barry/ Ken Thorne (1966) Elmer Bernstein/Alfred Newman and Ken Darby (1967) John Barry/ Johnny Green
Johnny Green
(1968) Burt Bacharach/ Lennie Hayton and Lionel Newman (1969)

1970s

Francis Lai/ The Beatles
The Beatles
(John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr) (1970) Michel Legrand/ John Williams
John Williams
(1971) Charlie Chaplin, Raymond Rasch and Larry Russell/ Ralph Burns
Ralph Burns
(1972) Marvin Hamlisch/ Marvin Hamlisch
Marvin Hamlisch
(1973) Nino Rota
Nino Rota
and Carmine Coppola/ Nelson Riddle
Nelson Riddle
(1974) John Williams/ Leonard Rosenman
Leonard Rosenman
(1975) Jerry Goldsmith/ Leonard Rosenman
Leonard Rosenman
(1976) John Williams/ Jonathan Tunick (1977) Giorgio Moroder/ Joe Renzetti (1978) Georges Delerue/ Ralph Burns
Ralph Burns
(1979)

1980s

Michael Gore (1980) Vangelis
Vangelis
(1981) John Williams/ Henry Mancini
Henry Mancini
and Leslie Bricusse (1982) Bill Conti/Michel Legrand, Alan and Marilyn Bergman (1983) Maurice Jarre/Prince (1984) John Barry (1985) Herbie Hancock
Herbie Hancock
(1986) Ryuichi Sakamoto, David Byrne
David Byrne
and Cong Su (1987) Dave Grusin
Dave Grusin
(1988) Alan Menken
Alan Menken
(1989)

1990s

John Barry (1990) Alan Menken
Alan Menken
(1991) Alan Menken
Alan Menken
(1992) John Williams
John Williams
(1993) Hans Zimmer
Hans Zimmer
(1994) Luis Enríquez Bacalov/ Alan Menken
Alan Menken
and Stephen Schwartz (1995) Gabriel Yared/ Rachel Portman (1996) James Horner/ Anne Dudley
Anne Dudley
(1997) Nicola Piovani/ Stephen Warbeck (1998) John Corigliano (1999)

2000s

Tan Dun
Tan Dun
(2000) Howard Shore
Howard Shore
(2001) Elliot Goldenthal
Elliot Goldenthal
(2002) Howard Shore
Howard Shore
(2003) Jan A. P. Kaczmarek
Jan A. P. Kaczmarek
(2004) Gustavo Santaolalla
Gustavo Santaolalla
(2005) Gustavo Santaolalla
Gustavo Santaolalla
(2006) Dario Marianelli (2007) A. R. Rahman
A. R. Rahman
(2008) Michael Giacchino
Michael Giacchino
(2009)

2010s

Trent Reznor
Trent Reznor
and Atticus Ross
Atticus Ross
(2010) Ludovic Bource
Ludovic Bource
(2011) Mychael Danna (2012) Steven Price (2013) Alexandre Desplat
Alexandre Desplat
(2014) Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone
(2015) Justin Hurwitz
Justin Hurwitz
(2016) Alexandre Desplat
Alexandre Desplat
(2017)

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BAFTA Award for Best Film Music

John Barry (1968) Mikis Theodorakis
Mikis Theodorakis
(1969) Burt Bacharach
Burt Bacharach
(1970) Michel Legrand (1971) Nino Rota
Nino Rota
(1972) Alan Price (1973) Richard Rodney Bennett (1974) John Williams
John Williams
(1975) Bernard Herrmann
Bernard Herrmann
(1976) John Addison (1977) John Williams
John Williams
(1978) Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone
(1979) John Williams
John Williams
(1980) Carl Davis
Carl Davis
(1981) John Williams
John Williams
(1982) Ryuichi Sakamoto
Ryuichi Sakamoto
(1983) Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone
(1984) Maurice Jarre
Maurice Jarre
(1985) Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone
(1986) Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone
(1987) John Williams
John Williams
(1988) Maurice Jarre
Maurice Jarre
(1989) Andrea and Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone
(1990) Jean-Claude Petit (1991) David Hirschfelder (1992) John Williams
John Williams
(1993) Don Was
Don Was
(1994) Luis Bacalov
Luis Bacalov
(1995) Gabriel Yared (1996) Nellee Hooper (1997) David Hirschfelder (1998) Thomas Newman
Thomas Newman
(1999) Tan Dun
Tan Dun
(2000) Craig Armstrong and Marius de Vries (2001) Philip Glass
Philip Glass
(2002) T Bone Burnett
T Bone Burnett
and Gabriel Yared (2003) Gustavo Santaolalla
Gustavo Santaolalla
(2004) John Williams
John Williams
(2005) Gustavo Santaolalla
Gustavo Santaolalla
(2006) Christopher Gunning
Christopher Gunning
(2007) A. R. Rahman
A. R. Rahman
(2008) Michael Giacchino
Michael Giacchino
(2009) Alexandre Desplat
Alexandre Desplat
(2010) Ludovic Bource
Ludovic Bource
(2011) Thomas Newman
Thomas Newman
(2012) Steven Price (2013) Alexandre Desplat
Alexandre Desplat
(2014) Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone
(2015) Justin Hurwitz
Justin Hurwitz
(2016) Alexandre Desplat
Alexandre Desplat
(2017)

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David di Donatello
David di Donatello
Award for Best Score

1975–2000

Piero Piccioni (1975) Franco Mannino
Franco Mannino
(1976) Nino Rota
Nino Rota
(1977) Armando Trovajoli
Armando Trovajoli
(1978) Fiorenzo Carpi
Fiorenzo Carpi
(1981) Lucio Dalla
Lucio Dalla
and Fabio Liberatori (1982) Angelo Branduardi (1983) Armando Trovajoli
Armando Trovajoli
and Vladimir Cosma
Vladimir Cosma
(1984) Carlo Savina
Carlo Savina
(1985) Riz Ortolani
Riz Ortolani
/ Nicola Piovani
Nicola Piovani
(1986) Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone
(1988) Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone
(1989) Claudio Mattone (1990) Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone
(1991) Franco Piersanti (1992) Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone
(1993) Nicola Piovani
Nicola Piovani
(1994) Franco Piersanti (1995) Manuel De Sica
Manuel De Sica
(1996) Paolo Conte
Paolo Conte
(1997) Nino D'Angelo
Nino D'Angelo
(1998) Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone
(1999) Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone
(2000)

2001–present

Nicola Piovani
Nicola Piovani
(2001) Fabio Vacchi (2002) Andrea Guerra (2003) Banda Osiris
Banda Osiris
(2004) Riz Ortolani
Riz Ortolani
(2005) Franco Piersanti (2006) Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone
(2007) Paolo Buonvino
Paolo Buonvino
(2008) Teho Teardo
Teho Teardo
(2009) Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone
(2010) Rita Marcotulli
Rita Marcotulli
and Rocco Papaleo
Rocco Papaleo
(2011) David Byrne
David Byrne
(2012) Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone
(2013) Pivio and Aldo De Scalzi
Pivio and Aldo De Scalzi
(2014) Giuliano Taviani (2015)

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Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score

1940s

Life with Father – Max Steiner
Max Steiner
(1947) The Red Shoes – Brian Easdale (1948) The Inspector General – Johnny Green
Johnny Green
(1949)

1950s

Sunset Boulevard – Franz Waxman (1950) September Affair
September Affair
Victor Young
Victor Young
(1951) High Noon
High Noon
Dimitri Tiomkin
Dimitri Tiomkin
(1952) On the Beach – Ernest Gold (1959)

1960s

The Alamo – Dimitri Tiomkin
Dimitri Tiomkin
(1960) The Guns of Navarone – Dimitri Tiomkin
Dimitri Tiomkin
(1961) To Kill a Mockingbird – Elmer Bernstein
Elmer Bernstein
(1962) (1963) The Fall of the Roman Empire – Dimitri Tiomkin
Dimitri Tiomkin
(1964) Doctor Zhivago – Maurice Jarre
Maurice Jarre
(1965) Hawaii – Elmer Bernstein
Elmer Bernstein
(1966) Camelot – Frederick Loewe (1967) The Shoes of the Fisherman Alex North (1968) Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Burt Bacharach
Burt Bacharach
(1969)

1970s

Love Story – Francis Lai (1970) Shaft – Isaac Hayes
Isaac Hayes
(1971) The Godfather
The Godfather
Nino Rota
Nino Rota
(1972) Jonathan Livingston Seagull – Neil Diamond
Neil Diamond
(1973) The Little Prince – Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe (1974) Jaws – John Williams
John Williams
(1975) A Star is Born – Kenneth Ascher, Paul Williams (1976) Star Wars – John Williams
John Williams
(1977) Midnight Express – Giorgio Moroder
Giorgio Moroder
(1978) Apocalypse Now
Apocalypse Now
– Carmine Coppola, Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola
(1979)

1980s

The Stunt Man
The Stunt Man
Dominic Frontiere (1980) (1981) E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
John Williams
John Williams
(1982) Flashdance
Flashdance
Giorgio Moroder
Giorgio Moroder
(1983) A Passage to India – Maurice Jarre
Maurice Jarre
(1984) Out of Africa – John Barry (1985) The Mission – Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone
(1986) The Last Emperor
The Last Emperor
– David Byrne, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Cong Su (1987) Gorillas in the Mist
Gorillas in the Mist
Maurice Jarre
Maurice Jarre
(1988) The Little Mermaid – Alan Menken
Alan Menken
(1989)

1990s

The Sheltering Sky – Richard Horowitz, Ryuichi Sakamoto
Ryuichi Sakamoto
(1990) Beauty and the Beast – Alan Menken
Alan Menken
(1991) Aladdin – Alan Menken
Alan Menken
(1992) Heaven & Earth – Kitarō
Kitarō
(1993) The Lion King
The Lion King
Hans Zimmer
Hans Zimmer
(1994) A Walk in the Clouds
A Walk in the Clouds
Maurice Jarre
Maurice Jarre
(1995) The English Patient – Gabriel Yared (1996) Titanic – James Horner
James Horner
(1997) The Truman Show – Burkhard Dallwitz, Philip Glass
Philip Glass
(1998) 1900 – Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone
(1999)

2000s

Gladiator – Lisa Gerrard, Hans Zimmer
Hans Zimmer
(2000) Moulin Rouge! – Craig Armstrong (2001) Frida
Frida
Elliot Goldenthal
Elliot Goldenthal
(2002) The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King – Howard Shore
Howard Shore
(2003) The Aviator – Howard Shore
Howard Shore
(2004) Memoirs of a Geisha – John Williams
John Williams
(2005) The Painted Veil – Alexandre Desplat
Alexandre Desplat
(2006) Atonement – Dario Marianelli (2007) Slumdog Millionaire
Slumdog Millionaire
A. R. Rahman
A. R. Rahman
(2008) Up – Michael Giacchino
Michael Giacchino
(2009)

2010s

The Social Network
The Social Network
– Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross
Atticus Ross
(2010) The Artist – Ludovic Bource
Ludovic Bource
(2011) Life of Pi – Mychael Danna (2012) All Is Lost Alex Ebert
Alex Ebert
(2013) The Theory of Everything – Jóhann Jóhannsson
Jóhann Jóhannsson
(2014) The Hateful Eight
The Hateful Eight
Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone
(2015) La La Land – Justin Hurwitz
Justin Hurwitz
(2016) The Shape of Water
The Shape of Water
- Alexandre Desplat
Alexandre Desplat
(2017)

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Nastro d'Argento Award for Best Score

1947–1960

Renzo Rossellini (1947) Renzo Rossellini (1948) Alessandro Cicognini (1949) Roman Vlad
Roman Vlad
(1950) Giovanni Fusco (1951) Mario Nascimbene (1952) Valentino Bucchi (1953) Mario Zafred (1954) Angelo Francesco Lavagnino (1955) Angelo Francesco Lavagnino (1956) Nino Rota
Nino Rota
(1957) Nino Rota
Nino Rota
(1958) Carlo Rustichelli (1959) Mario Nascimbene (1960)

1961–1980

Giovanni Fusco (1961) Giorgio Gaslini
Giorgio Gaslini
(1962) Piero Piccioni (1963) Nino Rota
Nino Rota
(1964) Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone
(1965) Armando Trovajoli
Armando Trovajoli
(1966) Carlo Rustichelli (1967) Mario Nascimbene (1968) Nino Rota
Nino Rota
(1969) Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone
(1970) Stelvio Cipriani (1971) Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone
(1972) Guido De Angelis / Maurizio De Angelis (1973) Tony Renis
Tony Renis
(1974) Giancarlo Chiaramello
Giancarlo Chiaramello
(1975) Adriano Celentano
Adriano Celentano
(1976) Fred Bongusto (1977) Armando Trovajoli
Armando Trovajoli
(1978) Nino Rota
Nino Rota
(1979) Fred Bongusto (1980)

1981–2000

Riz Ortolani
Riz Ortolani
(1981) Lucio Dalla
Lucio Dalla
/ Fabio Liberatori (1982) Angelo Branduardi (1983) Riz Ortolani
Riz Ortolani
(1984) Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone
(1985) Tony Esposito (1986) Armando Trovajoli
Armando Trovajoli
/ Riz Ortolani
Riz Ortolani
/ Giovanni Nuti (1987) Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone
(1988) Eugenio Bennato
Eugenio Bennato
/ Carlo D'Angiò (1989) Claudio Mattone (1990) Nicola Piovani
Nicola Piovani
(1991) Pino Daniele (1992) Manuel De Sica
Manuel De Sica
(1993) Federico De Robertis (1994) Luis Enríquez Bacalov (1995) Lucio Dalla
Lucio Dalla
(1996) Paolo Conte
Paolo Conte
(1997) Nino D'Angelo
Nino D'Angelo
(1998) Eugenio Bennato
Eugenio Bennato
(1999) Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone
(2000)

2001–present

Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone
(2001) Edoardo Bennato
Edoardo Bennato
(2002) Nicola Piovani
Nicola Piovani
(2003) Paolo Fresu
Paolo Fresu
(2004) Banda Osiris
Banda Osiris
(2005) Louis Siciliano / Roy Paci
Roy Paci
/ Fabio Barovero / Simone Fabroni (2006) Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone
(2007) Paolo Buonvino
Paolo Buonvino
(2008) Paolo Buonvino
Paolo Buonvino
(2009) Rita Marcotulli
Rita Marcotulli
(2010) Negramaro
Negramaro
(2011) Franco Piersanti (2012) Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone
(2013) Pivio and Aldo De Scalzi
Pivio and Aldo De Scalzi
(2014) Nicola Piovani
Nicola Piovani
(2015) Carlo Virzì (2016)

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