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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CR 2 Armando Trovaioli - L'Urlo Dei Giganti (Colonna Sonora Originale) album art Armando Trovaioli L'Urlo Dei Giganti (Colonna Sonora Originale)(LP, Ltd) Beat Records Company CR 2 Italy 1978 Sell This Version
SAG 9097 Armando Trovaioli - Amori Miei album art Armando Trovaioli Amori Miei(LP, Album) CAM SAG 9097 Italy 1978 Sell This Version
Armando Trovaioli - Risonanze / 3 - Evocazioni Musicali Di Temi Biblici album art Ennio Morricone, Egisto Macchi, Gino Marinuzzi Jr., Armando Trovajoli*, Miriam Bordoni, Luigi Zito Ennio Morricone, Egisto Macchi, Gino Marinuzzi Jr., Armando Trovajoli*, Miriam Bordoni, Luigi Zito - Risonanze / 3 - Evocazioni Musicali Di Temi Biblici (Album) Edizioni Paoline Italy 1979 Sell This Version
RSAG 9103 Armando Trovaioli - Accendiamo La Lampada (Commedia Musicale Di Pietro Garinei E Iaia Fiastri) album art Armando Trovaioli Accendiamo La Lampada (Commedia Musicale Di Pietro Garinei E Iaia Fiastri)(2xLP, Album) CAM RSAG 9103 Italy 1979 Sell This Version
APR 33 Armando Trovaioli - April Orchestra Vol. 33 album art E. Morricone*, N. Piovani*, A. Trovaioli* E. Morricone*, N. Piovani*, A. Trovaioli* - April Orchestra Vol. 33(LP) CBS APR 33 France 1979 Sell This Version
Armando Trovaioli - Nell'Anno Del Signore / La Stanza Del Vescovo album art Armando Trovajoli* Nell'Anno Del Signore / La Stanza Del Vescovo (Album, Comp) Cinevox Italy 1980 Sell This Version
BL 31549 Armando Trovaioli - Arrivano I Bersaglieri album art Armando Trovaioli Arrivano I Bersaglieri(LP) RCA BL 31549 Italy 1980 Sell This Version
T 68036 Armando Trovaioli - Bravo album art Armando Trovaioli / Enrico Montesano Armando Trovaioli / Enrico Montesano - Bravo(2xLP, Gat) WEA T 68036 Italy 1981 Sell This Version
CGD 26201 Armando Trovaioli - Aggiungi Un Posto A Tavola album art Armando Trovaioli Aggiungi Un Posto A Tavola(2xLP, Album, Gat) CGD CGD 26201 Italy 1981 Sell This Version
Armando Trovaioli - Il Mondo Nuovo album art Armando Trovajoli* Il Mondo Nuovo Cinevox Italy 1982 Sell This Version
Armando Trovaioli - Frankenstein 90 (Bande Originale Du Film) album art Armando Trovaioli Frankenstein 90 (Bande Originale Du Film) (Album) Général Music France, Général Music France France 1984 Sell This Version
Armando Trovaioli - Mystere (Musica Originale Del Film) album art Armando Trovajoli* Mystere (Musica Originale Del Film) (Album) General Music Italy 1984 Sell This Version
IMGM 003 Armando Trovaioli - I Lunghi Giorni Della Vendetta / Se Incontri Sartana  Prega Per La Tua Morte (Original Soundtracks) album art Armando Trovajoli* / Piero Piccioni Armando Trovajoli* / Piero Piccioni - I Lunghi Giorni Della Vendetta / Se Incontri Sartana Prega Per La Tua Morte (Original Soundtracks)(LP, Album, Comp, Ltd, RE) Intermezzo (2), General Music IMGM 003 Italy 1985 Sell This Version
Armando Trovaioli - La Famiglia album art Armando Trovaioli La Famiglia (Album) General Music, CGD Italy 1987 Sell This Version
msAI 77468/69 Armando Trovaioli - Se Il Tempo Fosse Un Gambero album art Armando Trovaioli / Enrico Montesano Armando Trovaioli / Enrico Montesano - Se Il Tempo Fosse Un Gambero(2xLP, Album) Durium msAI 77468/69 Italy 1987 Sell This Version
Armando Trovaioli - Se Permettete Parliamo Di Scola album art Armando Trovajoli* Se Permettete Parliamo Di Scola (Comp) General Music Italy 1988 Sell This Version
Armando Trovaioli - Miss Arizona (Musica Originale Del Film) album art Armando Trovajoli* Miss Arizona (Musica Originale Del Film) (Album) General Music Spain 1988 Sell This Version
Armando Trovaioli - Due Fratelli "Brothers" album art Armando Trovaioli Due Fratelli "Brothers" (Album) RCA Italy 1988 Sell This Version
Armando Trovaioli - La Ciociara Colonna Sonora Originale album art Armando Trovaioli La Ciociara Colonna Sonora Originale (Album) Cinevox Italy 1989 Sell This Version
BL 74016 Armando Trovaioli - Splendor album art Armando Trovaioli Splendor(LP) RCA Original Cast BL 74016 Italy 1989 Sell This Version
BD 74443 Armando Trovaioli - Che Ora E' album art Armando Trovaioli Che Ora E'(CD, Album) RCA BD 74443 Italy 1989 Sell This Version
Armando Trovaioli - Il Viaggio Di Capitan Fracassa album art Armando Trovaioli Il Viaggio Di Capitan Fracassa (Album) Mercury Italy 1991 Sell This Version
CSE 093 Armando Trovaioli - Totò Di Notte N. 1 album art Armando Trovaioli Totò Di Notte N. 1(CD, Album) CAM CSE 093 Italy 1991 Sell This Version
ND 75218 Armando Trovaioli - Anthology album art Armando Trovaioli Anthology(CD) RCA ND 75218 Italy 1992 Sell This Version
Armando Trovaioli - Berlin '39 album art Armando Trovaioli Berlin '39 (Album) Beat Records Company Italy 1993 Sell This Version