Bruno Nicolai

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Bruno Nicolai
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Please do not confuse with Otto Nicolai, composer of The Merry Wives of Windsor.

Italian composer, conductor and keyboardist (organ, piano). Notably the composer and director of numerous film and television scores. He also served as musical director for other composers' film scores, prevalently those of Ennio Morricone, Carlo Rustichelli and Luis Enriquez Bacalov.
Born May 20th, 1926 in Rome, Italy, died August 16th, 1991 in Rome, Italy.

Bruno Nicolai studied piano, organ and composition at Conservatorio di Santa Cecilia, studying piano under Aldo Mantia, and composition and organ under Goffredo Petrassi. Whilst at the conservatory, he met fellow student Ennio Morricone who also studied under Petrassi. A friendship began that would last many years.
The first film Nicolai scored was the 1951 film "Il naufrago del Pacifico", scored in collaboration with Fernando Candia and conducted by Nino Bonavolonta.
Throughout the 60's and 70's, Nicolai scored a number of films, working several times with directors such as Jess Franco, Tinto Brass and Alberto De Martino for their giallo and exploitation films. During this time, he also composed library music, primarily for his own labels Gemelli and Edi-Pan, but also for other labels like RCA.
His big break came in 1965, when he was musical supervisor for the Sergio Leone film "For a Few Dollars More", scored by Ennio Morricone. In 1966, he reprised this role for "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly".
Nicolai's last score was for the 1988 TV series "La coscienza di Zeno", directed by Sandro Bolchi.
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CLPS 1032 Il Giudizio Universale — Bruno Nicolai Cavalli* / Nicoletta Panni / Liliana Rossi / Giuseppina Salvi / Piero Besma / Albino Gaggi / Bruno Nicolai / Renato Josi / Chorus And Orchestra Romana Da Camera Della Societá Del Quartetto* Directed By Gino Nucci Cavalli* / Nicoletta Panni / Liliana Rossi / Giuseppina Salvi / Piero Besma / Albino Gaggi / Bruno Nicolai / Renato Josi / Chorus And Orchestra Romana Da Camera Della Societá Del Quartetto* Directed By Gino Nucci - Il Giudizio Universale(LP) Colosseum (4) CLPS 1032 US 1952 Sell This Version
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MS3059 Il Pelo Nel Mondo — Bruno Nicolai Nino Oliviero / Bruno Nicolai Nino Oliviero / Bruno Nicolai - Il Pelo Nel Mondo (Album) CAM MS3059 US 1965 Sell This Version
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SAG 9006 Corri Uomo Corri (Colonna Sonora Originale) — Bruno Nicolai Bruno Nicolai Corri Uomo Corri (Colonna Sonora Originale) (Album) CAM SAG 9006 Italy 1968 Sell This Version
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GG 10-003 Geminus — Bruno Nicolai Bruno Nicolai Geminus (Album) Gemelli GG 10-003 Italy 1969 Sell This Version
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PRE 3 Musica Per Commenti Sonori Tratta Dal Film Bruno Nicolai Musica Per Commenti Sonori Tratta Dal Film "Love Birds" (Album) CAM PRE 3 Italy 1969 Sell This Version
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AR LP 2006 Femmine Insaziabili — Bruno Nicolai Bruno Nicolai Femmine Insaziabili (Album) Ariete AR LP 2006 Italy 1969 Sell This Version
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MDF 33/16 Metti, Una Sera A Cena — Bruno Nicolai Ennio Morricone - Bruno Nicolai Ennio Morricone - Bruno Nicolai - Metti, Una Sera A Cena (Album) Cinevox Record MDF 33/16 Italy 1969 Sell This Version
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GG 10-005 Paolo E Francesca — Bruno Nicolai Bruno Nicolai Paolo E Francesca (Album) Gemelli GG 10-005 Italy 1970 Sell This Version
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SP 119 Marquis De Sade's — Bruno Nicolai Bruno Nicolai Marquis De Sade's (Album) SR Records (6) SP 119 Italy 1970 Sell This Version
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M.D.F. 33/32, MDF 33-32 Il Trono Di Fuoco — Bruno Nicolai Bruno Nicolai Il Trono Di Fuoco (Album) Cinevox Record, Cinevox Record M.D.F. 33/32, MDF 33-32 Italy 1970 Sell This Version
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BHS 21, BHS-21 Land Raiders (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) — Bruno Nicolai Bruno Nicolai Land Raiders (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) Beverly Hills, Beverly Hills BHS 21, BHS-21 US 1970 Sell This Version
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CS 2011 Civilta´ Del Mediterraneo — Bruno Nicolai Bruno Nicolai Civilta´ Del Mediterraneo (Album) Edipan CS 2011 Italy 1971 Sell This Version
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GG-ST A 10.009 Ecuba — Bruno Nicolai Bruno Nicolai Ecuba(LP) Gemelli GG-ST A 10.009 Italy 1971 Sell This Version
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GG.ST. 10.020 Espressioni — Bruno Nicolai Bruno Nicolai Espressioni (Album) Gemelli GG.ST. 10.020 Italy 1972 Sell This Version
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SP 10037 Dimensioni Sonore 2 - Musiche Per L'Immagine E L'Immaginazione — Bruno Nicolai Bruno Nicolai Dimensioni Sonore 2 - Musiche Per L'Immagine E L'Immaginazione RCA SP 10037 Italy 1972 Sell This Version
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GG - ST 10.014 Tutti I Colori Del Buio (Colonna Sonora Originale Del Film) — Bruno Nicolai Bruno Nicolai Tutti I Colori Del Buio (Colonna Sonora Originale Del Film) (Album) Gemelli GG - ST 10.014 Italy 1972 Sell This Version
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GG-ST 10-013 Justine — Bruno Nicolai Bruno Nicolai Justine (Album) Gemelli GG-ST 10-013 Italy 1972 Sell This Version
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SR-765 愛のアンジェラス = El Cristo Del Oceano — Bruno Nicolai Bruno Nicolai 愛のアンジェラス = El Cristo Del Oceano (Album) Seven Seas SR-765 Japan 1972 Sell This Version
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none, SP 10036, SP 10037, SP 10038, SP 10039, SP 10040, SP 10041, SP 10042, SP 10043, SP 10044, SP 10045 Dimensioni Sonore - Musiche Per L'Immagine E L'Immaginazione - Promotional Set — Bruno Nicolai Ennio Morricone, Bruno Nicolai Ennio Morricone, Bruno Nicolai - Dimensioni Sonore - Musiche Per L'Immagine E L'Immaginazione - Promotional Set (Comp) RCA, RCA, RCA, RCA, RCA, RCA, RCA, RCA, RCA, RCA, RCA none, SP 10036, SP 10037, SP 10038, SP 10039, SP 10040, SP 10041, SP 10042, SP 10043, SP 10044, SP 10045 Italy 1972 Sell This Version
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GG-ST 10-012 L'Alpin L'È Sempre Quel (Colonna Sonora Originale Del Film) — Bruno Nicolai Bruno Nicolai L'Alpin L'È Sempre Quel (Colonna Sonora Originale Del Film)(LP) Gemelli GG-ST 10-012 Italy 1972 Sell This Version
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GG. ST. 10-018 Liber Organum — Bruno Nicolai Bruno Nicolai Liber Organum(LP) Gemelli GG. ST. 10-018 Italy 1972 Sell This Version
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SP 10039 Dimensioni Sonore 4 - Musiche Per L'Immagine E L'Immaginazione — Bruno Nicolai Bruno Nicolai Dimensioni Sonore 4 - Musiche Per L'Immagine E L'Immaginazione(LP) RCA SP 10039 Italy 1972 Sell This Version
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SP 10043 Dimensioni Sonore 8 - Musiche Per L'Immagine E L'Immaginazione — Bruno Nicolai Bruno Nicolai Dimensioni Sonore 8 - Musiche Per L'Immagine E L'Immaginazione(LP) RCA SP 10043 Italy 1972 Sell This Version
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SP 10041 Dimensioni Sonore 6 - Musiche Per L'Immagine E L'Immaginazione — Bruno Nicolai Bruno Nicolai Dimensioni Sonore 6 - Musiche Per L'Immagine E L'Immaginazione(LP) RCA SP 10041 Italy 1972 Sell This Version
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SP 10045 Dimensioni Sonore 10 - Musiche Per L'Immagine E L'Immaginazione — Bruno Nicolai Bruno Nicolai Dimensioni Sonore 10 - Musiche Per L'Immagine E L'Immaginazione(LP) RCA SP 10045 Italy 1972 Sell This Version