Armando Trovaioli

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Armando Trovajoli
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Armando Trovajoli (born September 2, 1917, Rome, Italy - died February 27, 2013, Rome, Italy) was an Italian film composer and pianist with over 300 credits as composer and/or conductor. He was married to the Italian actress and singer Pier Angeli.

As a child he learned to play the violin, showing a remarkable musical talent. In 1937, he became a member of orchestra Rocco Grasso and in 1939, he played with Sesto Carlini's orchestra, one of the most renowned Italian jazz bands of that time.

After the Second World War, he resumed his musical career, alternating between playing jazz and light music. In 1948, he gained further academic qualifications, graduating in piano and composing from Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Rome. In 1949, he was chosen to represent Italy at Festival du Jazz de Paris, where he played with double bassist, Gorni Kramer and drummer, Gil Cuppini. In the following year he began a long series of recordings titled "Musica per i vostri sogni". In collaboration with Piero Morgan (also known as Piero Piccioni), he made a series of radio shows, one of the first Italian experiments to present jazz piano performances with a string orchestra. About the same time he began to have success as a popular songwriter, using the pseudonym Roman Vatro. In 1952, he was invited by the film director Alberto Lattuada to write the music for his upcoming movie Anna. One of the songs "El Negro Zumbon" became a worldwide best seller. In the same year, Trovajoli performed as a concert pianist playing Gershwin music under the direction of Artur Rodzinski at San Carlo theatre in Naples and Willy Ferrero at Basilica di Massenzio in Rome. In 1953, in addition to writing the music for the film "Due notti con Cleopatra", he served as the orchestra director at Festival della canzone di Sanremo, repeating this role in 1957. He gained more international success with the song "Che m'è mparato a ffà", recorded by Sophia Loren in 1958.

In 1962, Trovajoli, who had previously worked on some variety shows, composed the score for the musical comedy "Rugantino".

Travajoli wrote the soundtracks for many movies, working with film directors such as Vittorio De Sica, Marco Vicario, Dino Risi, Luigi Magni and Ettore Scola.

In 2007, he was awarded the "Premio Speciale David di Donatello" in recognition of his achievements.
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A10V 0009 Otto Canzoni E... La Sua Voce — Armando Trovaioli Nilla Pizzi Con Orchestra Diretta Da Armando Trovajoli* Nilla Pizzi Con Orchestra Diretta Da Armando Trovajoli* - Otto Canzoni E... La Sua Voce RCA Italiana A10V 0009 Italy 1955 Sell This Version
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LPM-1755 One Night In Naples — Armando Trovaioli Armando Trovajoli* One Night In Naples RCA Victor LPM-1755 US 1958 Sell This Version
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LPM 10016 Made In Rome — Armando Trovaioli Armando Trovajoli*, Elio Mauro, Katyna Ranieri, Nilla Pizzi Armando Trovajoli*, Elio Mauro, Katyna Ranieri, Nilla Pizzi - Made In Rome(LP, Album) RCA Italiana LPM 10016 Italy 1958 Sell This Version
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LPM - 10026 Songs By Night — Armando Trovaioli Trovajoli* Songs By Night(LP) RCA Italiana LPM - 10026 Italy 1958 Sell This Version
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LPM-10049, LPM 10049 Trovajoli Jazz Piano — Armando Trovaioli Trovajoli* Trovajoli Jazz Piano (Album) RCA Italiana, RCA Italiana LPM-10049, LPM 10049 Italy 1959 Sell This Version
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LPM-10064, LPM 10064 Softly — Armando Trovaioli Trovajoli* Softly (Album) RCA Italiana, RCA LPM-10064, LPM 10064 Italy 1959 Sell This Version
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Cms. 30 - 047 Totò Di Notte N. 1 — Armando Trovaioli Armando Trovajoli* Totò Di Notte N. 1 (Album) CAM Cms. 30 - 047 Italy 1962 Sell This Version
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MAG 10.001 Rugantino — Armando Trovaioli Armando Trovaioli - Nino Manfredi, Lea Massari, Aldo Fabrizi (2) Armando Trovaioli - Nino Manfredi, Lea Massari, Aldo Fabrizi (2) - Rugantino (Album) CAM MAG 10.001 Italy 1962 Sell This Version
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RPL 3324 Boccaccio '70 (Original Soundtrack) — Armando Trovaioli Nino Rota & Armando Trovajoli* Nino Rota & Armando Trovajoli* - Boccaccio '70 (Original Soundtrack) (Album) RCA Victor International RPL 3324 New Zealand 1962 Sell This Version
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LP-SPEC RCA Italiana Recording Studios : Demonstration Record — Armando Trovaioli Massimo Freccia, Domenico Fantini, Armando Trovaioli, Nora Orlandi Massimo Freccia, Domenico Fantini, Armando Trovaioli, Nora Orlandi - RCA Italiana Recording Studios : Demonstration Record(LP, Promo) RCA Italiana LP-SPEC Italy 1962 Sell This Version
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Cms. 30-076 Ieri Oggi Domani — Armando Trovaioli Armando Trovajoli* Ieri Oggi Domani (Album) CAM Cms. 30-076 Italy 1963 Sell This Version
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HS1528 Rugantino — Armando Trovaioli Armando Trovajoli* - Nino Manfredi, Ornella Vanoni, Aldo Fabrizi (2) Armando Trovajoli* - Nino Manfredi, Ornella Vanoni, Aldo Fabrizi (2) - Rugantino (Album) Warner Bros. Records HS1528 Canada 1963 Sell This Version
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Cms. 30-106 Il Fornaretto Di Venezia — Armando Trovaioli Armando Trovajoli* Il Fornaretto Di Venezia (Album) CAM Cms. 30-106 Italy 1964 Sell This Version
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CMS 30-111, Cms. 30-111 Il Mito  — Armando Trovaioli Armando Trovajoli* Il Mito (LP, Album) CAM, CAM CMS 30-111, Cms. 30-111 Italy 1964 Sell This Version
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PML-10382, PML 10382 Marcher Ou Mourir aka Italiani Brava Gente — Armando Trovaioli Armando Trovajoli* Marcher Ou Mourir aka Italiani Brava Gente (Album) RCA Victor PML-10382, PML 10382 Italy 1964 Sell This Version
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LF 90 7 Uomini D'Oro (Colonna Sonora Originale) — Armando Trovaioli Armando Trovajoli* 7 Uomini D'Oro (Colonna Sonora Originale) (Album) CAM, CAM LF 90 Argentina 1965 Sell This Version
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KLVP 143 Controluce — Armando Trovaioli Trovajoli* Controluce(LP, Album, Mono) Vik KLVP 143 Italy 1965 Sell This Version
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AMG 4 Il Grande Colpo Dei 7 Uomini D'Oro — Armando Trovaioli Armando Trovajoli* Il Grande Colpo Dei 7 Uomini D'Oro (Album) CAM AMG 4 Italy 1966 Sell This Version
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APML 10411 Ciao, Rudy — Armando Trovaioli Trovaioli* Ciao, Rudy (Album) RCA Italiana APML 10411 Italy 1966 Sell This Version
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S 11 Operazione San Gennaro — Armando Trovaioli Armando Trovaioli Operazione San Gennaro (Album) RCA Italiana S 11 Italy 1966 Sell This Version
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KLVP 161 Ciao, Rudy — Armando Trovaioli Armando Trovajoli* Ciao, Rudy (Album) Vik KLVP 161 Italy 1967 Sell This Version
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LPM 10172 America Paese Di Dio — Armando Trovaioli Angelo Francesco Lavagnino, Armando Trovaioli Angelo Francesco Lavagnino, Armando Trovaioli - America Paese Di Dio RCA Victor LPM 10172 Italy 1967 Sell This Version
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KOLS 1005 Riusciranno I Nostri Eroi A Ritrovare L'Amico Misteriosamente Scomparso In Africa? (Colonna Sonora Originale Del Film) — Armando Trovaioli Armando Trovajoli* Riusciranno I Nostri Eroi A Ritrovare L'Amico Misteriosamente Scomparso In Africa? (Colonna Sonora Originale Del Film) (Album) RCA Original Cast KOLS 1005 Italy 1968 Sell This Version
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MAG 10.013 Col Cuore In Gola - I 7 Fratelli Cervi - Il Giorno Della Civetta — Armando Trovaioli A. Trovajoli*, C. Rustichelli*, G. Fusco* A. Trovajoli*, C. Rustichelli*, G. Fusco* - Col Cuore In Gola - I 7 Fratelli Cervi - Il Giorno Della Civetta(LP, Album) CAM MAG 10.013 Italy 1968 Sell This Version
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KOLS 1008 Il Commissario Pepe (Colonna Sonora Originale Del Film) — Armando Trovaioli Armando Trovajoli* Il Commissario Pepe (Colonna Sonora Originale Del Film) (Album) RCA, RCA Original Cast KOLS 1008 Italy 1969 Sell This Version