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 Bruno Nicolai - Il Giudizio Universale album art 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
MS3059 Bruno Nicolai - Il Pelo Nel Mondo album art Nino Oliviero / Bruno Nicolai Nino Oliviero / Bruno Nicolai - Il Pelo Nel Mondo (Album) CAM MS3059 US 1965 Sell This Version
CS 2019 Bruno Nicolai - 100.000 Dollari Per Ringo (Colonna Sonora Originale Del Film) album art Bruno Nicolai 100.000 Dollari Per Ringo (Colonna Sonora Originale Del Film) (Album) Edipan CS 2019 Italy 1966 Sell This Version
SAG 9006 Bruno Nicolai - Corri Uomo Corri (Colonna Sonora Originale) album art Bruno Nicolai Corri Uomo Corri (Colonna Sonora Originale) (Album) CAM SAG 9006 Italy 1968 Sell This Version
GG 10-003 Bruno Nicolai - Geminus album art Bruno Nicolai Geminus (Album) Gemelli GG 10-003 Italy 1969 Sell This Version
PRE 3 Bruno Nicolai - Musica Per Commenti Sonori Tratta Dal Film "Love Birds" album art Bruno Nicolai Musica Per Commenti Sonori Tratta Dal Film "Love Birds" (Album) CAM PRE 3 Italy 1969 Sell This Version
AR LP 2006 Bruno Nicolai - Femmine Insaziabili album art Bruno Nicolai Femmine Insaziabili (Album) Ariete AR LP 2006 Italy 1969 Sell This Version
MDF 33/16 Bruno Nicolai - Metti, Una Sera A Cena album art Ennio Morricone - Bruno Nicolai Ennio Morricone - Bruno Nicolai - Metti, Una Sera A Cena (Album) Cinevox MDF 33/16 Italy 1969 Sell This Version
GG 10-005 Bruno Nicolai - Paolo E Francesca album art Bruno Nicolai Paolo E Francesca (Album) Gemelli GG 10-005 Italy 1970 Sell This Version
SP 119 Bruno Nicolai - Marquis De Sade's album art Bruno Nicolai Marquis De Sade's (Album) SR Records (6) SP 119 Italy 1970 Sell This Version
M.D.F. 33/32, MDF 33-32 Bruno Nicolai - Il Trono Di Fuoco album art Bruno Nicolai Il Trono Di Fuoco (Album) Cinevox Record, Cinevox Record M.D.F. 33/32, MDF 33-32 Italy 1970 Sell This Version
BHS 21 Bruno Nicolai - Land Raiders Original Motion Picture Soundtrack album art Bruno Nicolai Land Raiders Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Album) Beverly Hills BHS 21 US 1970 Sell This Version
GG-ST A 10.009 Bruno Nicolai - Ecuba album art Bruno Nicolai Ecuba(LP) Gemelli GG-ST A 10.009 Italy 1971 Sell This Version
CS 2011 Bruno Nicolai - Civilta´ Del Mediterraneo album art Bruno Nicolai Civilta´ Del Mediterraneo(LP) Edipan CS 2011 Italy 1971 Sell This Version
GG.ST. 10.020 Bruno Nicolai - Espressioni album art Bruno Nicolai Espressioni (Album) Gemelli GG.ST. 10.020 Italy 1972 Sell This Version
SP 10037 Bruno Nicolai - Dimensioni Sonore 2 - Musiche Per L'Immagine E L'Immaginazione album art Bruno Nicolai Dimensioni Sonore 2 - Musiche Per L'Immagine E L'Immaginazione RCA SP 10037 Italy 1972 Sell This Version
GG - ST 10.014 Bruno Nicolai - Tutti I Colori Del Buio (Colonna Sonora Originale Del Film) album art Bruno Nicolai Tutti I Colori Del Buio (Colonna Sonora Originale Del Film) (Album) Gemelli GG - ST 10.014 Italy 1972 Sell This Version
GG-ST 10-013 Bruno Nicolai - Justine album art Bruno Nicolai Justine (Album) Gemelli GG-ST 10-013 Italy 1972 Sell This Version
SR-765 Bruno Nicolai - 愛のアンジェラス = El Cristo Del Oceano album art Bruno Nicolai 愛のアンジェラス = El Cristo Del Oceano (Album) Seven Seas SR-765 Japan 1972 Sell This Version
none, SP 10036, SP 10037, SP 10038, SP 10039, SP 10040, SP 10041, SP 10042, SP 10043, SP 10044, SP 10045 Bruno Nicolai - Dimensioni Sonore - Musiche Per L'Immagine E L'Immaginazione - Promotional Set album art Ennio Morricone, Bruno Nicolai Ennio Morricone, Bruno Nicolai - Dimensioni Sonore - Musiche Per L'Immagine E L'Immaginazione - Promotional Set(10xLP, Promo, Scr) 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
GG-ST 10-012 Bruno Nicolai - L'Alpin L'È Sempre Quel (Colonna Sonora Originale Del Film) album art Bruno Nicolai L'Alpin L'È Sempre Quel (Colonna Sonora Originale Del Film)(LP) Gemelli GG-ST 10-012 Italy 1972 Sell This Version
GG. ST. 10-018 Bruno Nicolai - Liber Organum album art Bruno Nicolai Liber Organum(LP) Gemelli GG. ST. 10-018 Italy 1972 Sell This Version
SP 10039 Bruno Nicolai - Dimensioni Sonore 4 - Musiche Per L'Immagine E L'Immaginazione album art Bruno Nicolai Dimensioni Sonore 4 - Musiche Per L'Immagine E L'Immaginazione(LP) RCA SP 10039 Italy 1972 Sell This Version
SP 10043 Bruno Nicolai - Dimensioni Sonore 8 - Musiche Per L'Immagine E L'Immaginazione album art Bruno Nicolai Dimensioni Sonore 8 - Musiche Per L'Immagine E L'Immaginazione(LP) RCA SP 10043 Italy 1972 Sell This Version
SP 10041 Bruno Nicolai - Dimensioni Sonore 6 - Musiche Per L'Immagine E L'Immaginazione album art Bruno Nicolai Dimensioni Sonore 6 - Musiche Per L'Immagine E L'Immaginazione(LP) RCA SP 10041 Italy 1972 Sell This Version