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. He went on to graduate in piano and composing at Conservatory of Music of St. Celia in Rome. 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 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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Armando Trovaioli Discography Tracks

Albums

A10V 0009 Armando Trovaioli - Otto Canzoni E... La Sua Voce album art Nilla Pizzi Con Orchestra Diretta Da Armando Trovajoli* Nilla Pizzi Con Orchestra Diretta Da Armando Trovajoli* - Otto Canzoni E... La Sua Voce(10") RCA Italiana A10V 0009 Italy 1954 Sell This Version
Armando Trovaioli - Una Notte A Venezia album art Armando Trovajoli* Una Notte A Venezia (Album) RCA Italiana Italy 1958 Sell This Version
LPM-1755 Armando Trovaioli - One Night In Naples album art Armando Trovajoli* One Night In Naples(LP, Mono) RCA Victor LPM-1755 US 1958 Sell This Version
LPM 10016 Armando Trovaioli - Made In Rome album art 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
Armando Trovaioli - Trovajoli Jazz Piano album art Trovajoli* Trovajoli Jazz Piano (Album) RCA Italiana, RCA Italiana Italy 1959 Sell This Version
Armando Trovaioli - Softly album art Trovajoli* Softly (Album) RCA Italiana, RCA Italy 1959 Sell This Version
Armando Trovaioli - Boccaccio '70 (Original Soundtrack) album art Nino Rota & Armando Trovajoli* Nino Rota & Armando Trovajoli* - Boccaccio '70 (Original Soundtrack) (Album) RCA Victor International Argentina 1962 Sell This Version
Armando Trovaioli - Boccaccio '70 album art Nino Rota / Armando Trovajoli* / Piero Umiliani Nino Rota / Armando Trovajoli* / Piero Umiliani - Boccaccio '70 (Album) RCA Italiana, RCA Italiana Italy 1962 Sell This Version
LP-SPEC Armando Trovaioli - RCA Italiana Recording Studios : Demonstration Record album art 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
Armando Trovaioli - Ieri Oggi Domani album art Armando Trovajoli* Ieri Oggi Domani (Album) CAM Italy 1963 Sell This Version
Armando Trovaioli - Rugantino album art Armando Trovaioli Rugantino (Album) CAM Canada 1963 Sell This Version
Armando Trovaioli - Il Fornaretto Di Venezia album art Armando Trovaioli Il Fornaretto Di Venezia (Album) CAM Italy 1964 Sell This Version
CMS 30-111 Armando Trovaioli - Il Mito  album art Armando Trovaioli Il Mito (LP, Album) CAM CMS 30-111 Italy 1964 Sell This Version
Armando Trovaioli - 7 Uomini D'Oro (Colonna Sonora Originale) album art Armando Trovajoli* 7 Uomini D'Oro (Colonna Sonora Originale) (Album) CAM, CAM Argentina 1965 Sell This Version
KLVP 143 Armando Trovaioli - Controluce album art Trovajoli* Controluce(LP, Album, Mono) Vik KLVP 143 Italy 1965 Sell This Version
430.667 S Armando Trovaioli - Italiani Brava Gente album art Armando Trovaioli, Mario Nascimbene Armando Trovaioli, Mario Nascimbene - Italiani Brava Gente(LP, Album, Mono) RCA Victor 430.667 S France 1965 Sell This Version
Armando Trovaioli - Ciao, Rudy  album art Trovaioli* Ciao, Rudy (Album) RCA Italiana Italy 1966 Sell This Version
Armando Trovaioli - Operazione San Gennaro album art Armando Trovaioli Operazione San Gennaro (Album) RCA Italiana Italy 1966 Sell This Version
Armando Trovaioli - Il Grande Colpo Dei 7 Uomini D'Oro album art Armando Trovajoli* Il Grande Colpo Dei 7 Uomini D'Oro (Album) CAM Italy 1966 Sell This Version
Armando Trovaioli - Ciao, Rudy album art Armando Trovajoli* Ciao, Rudy (Album) Vik Italy 1967 Sell This Version
Armando Trovaioli - America Paese Di Dio album art Angelo Francesco Lavagnino, Armando Trovaioli Angelo Francesco Lavagnino, Armando Trovaioli - America Paese Di Dio RCA Victor Italy 1967 Sell This Version
Armando Trovaioli - Riusciranno I Nostri Eroi A Ritrovare L'Amico Misteriosamente Scomparso In Africa? (Colonna Sonora Originale Del Film) album art Armando Trovajoli* Riusciranno I Nostri Eroi A Ritrovare L'Amico Misteriosamente Scomparso In Africa? (Colonna Sonora Originale Del Film) (Album) RCA Original Cast Italy 1968 Sell This Version
Armando Trovaioli - 7 Volte 7 (Colonna Sonora Originale Del Film) album art Armando Trovajoli* 7 Volte 7 (Colonna Sonora Originale Del Film) (Album) Jolly Hi-Fi Records Italy 1968 Sell This Version
KOLS 1005 Armando Trovaioli - Riusciranno I Nostri Eroi A Ritrovare L'Amico Misteriosamente Scomparso In Africa? (Colonna Sonora Originale Del Film) album art Armando Trovajoli* Riusciranno I Nostri Eroi A Ritrovare L'Amico Misteriosamente Scomparso In Africa? (Colonna Sonora Originale Del Film)(LP, Album, RE) RCA Original Cast KOLS 1005 Italy 1968 Sell This Version
Armando Trovaioli - Come, Quando, Perché? album art Armando Trovaioli Come, Quando, Perché? (Album) RCA Original Cast Italy 1969 Sell This Version