Francesco De Masi

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Born : January 11th, 1930 at Rome, Italy.
Died : November 6th, 2005 at Rome, Italy.

Born in Rome, he studied composition at the Neapolitan Conservatory "S. Pietro a Majella" under the direction of M° Achille Longo then proceeded to study orchestra direction at the Chigiana Academy in Siena with Paul Van Kempen and Franco Ferrara. He also graduated in horn, after having studied with Domenico Ceccarossi. He then took part in the "A. Scarlatti" Orchestra of Naples and in the Rome Symphonic Orchestra of RAI TV. In 1968 he won the "Review" award of young conductors sponsored by RAI, and since then he has been very active in conducting concerts and operas in Italy and abroad. In 1974 he held the chair of orchestra rehearsals at the Conservatory "S. Pietro a Majella" in Naples where, since 1983, he has been teaching orchestra direction. He has been teaching at the "S. Cecilia" Conservatory of Rome since 1989.
He has recorded many discs with music by Boccherini, Mozart, Ciaikovsky, Honegger, Chausson, Beethoven, C. Nielsen, V. Caracciolo. He is the director of the "Roma Symphonia" orchestra. In the field of film soundtracks he began his activity in the 1950s composing music for a few documentaries and feature films. In 1955 he attended a course in film music taught by Angelo Francesco Lavagnino at the Chigiana Academy in Siena, and later became his assistant, collaborating with him on several major films. In 1957 he started his collaboration with Folco Quilici, first on some documentaries, then on the following films: "Dagli Appennini alle Ande" followed by "Ti-koyo e il suo Pescecane" and on several TV series such as "Firenze 1000 Giorni", "L'Uomo Europeo", "Festa Barocca", "Grandepoque", "Archivi del Tempo", "Le Avventure del Capitano Cook", etc. He has composed scores to hundreds of cinematographic and TV documentaries and to more than 250 films, especially historical films and westerns, in Italy, Spain, Germany and the U.S.
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CMS 30-112 Ti-Koyo E Il Suo Pescecane  — Francesco De Masi Francesco De Masi Ti-Koyo E Il Suo Pescecane (Album) CAM CMS 30-112 Italy 1964 Sell This Version
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cms 30-094 Maciste L'Eroe Più Grande Del Mondo — Francesco De Masi Francesco De Masi Maciste L'Eroe Più Grande Del Mondo (Album) CAM cms 30-094 Italy 1964 Sell This Version
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CDR 33/11 Per Un Pugno Nell'Occhio  — Francesco De Masi Francesco De Masi Per Un Pugno Nell'Occhio (Album) CAM CDR 33/11 Italy 1965 Sell This Version
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CDR 33/9 Gli Schiavi Più Forti Del Mondo  — Francesco De Masi Francesco De Masi Gli Schiavi Più Forti Del Mondo (Album) CAM CDR 33/9 Italy 1965 Sell This Version
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CDR. 33-5 Sinfonia Per Due Spie — Francesco De Masi Francesco De Masi Sinfonia Per Due Spie(LP, Album) CAM CDR. 33-5 Italy 1965 Sell This Version
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CDR. 33-19 7 Dollari Sul Rosso  — Francesco De Masi Francesco De Masi 7 Dollari Sul Rosso (Album) CAM CDR. 33-19 Italy 1966 Sell This Version
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CLP. 100-012 Alla Scoperta Dell'Africa (Una Trasmissione Di Folco Quilici) — Francesco De Masi Francesco De Masi Alla Scoperta Dell'Africa (Una Trasmissione Di Folco Quilici) (Album) Campi-Editore Recording CLP. 100-012 Italy 1966 Sell This Version
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SP 115 India — Francesco De Masi Francesco De Masi India (Album) Edizioni Paoline SP 115 Italy 1966 Sell This Version
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CDR. 33-18 La Lama Nel Corpo — Francesco De Masi Francesco De Masi La Lama Nel Corpo(LP, Album) CAM CDR. 33-18 Italy 1966 Sell This Version
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MAG 10-007 Ti-Koyo e il suo Pescecane — Francesco De Masi Francesco De Masi Ti-Koyo e il suo Pescecane(LP) CAM MAG 10-007 1967 Sell This Version
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MDF 33/3 Quanto Costa Morire  — Francesco De Masi Francesco De Masi Quanto Costa Morire (Album) Cinevox Record MDF 33/3 Italy 1968 Sell This Version
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MAG 10.012 Quella Sporca Storia Nel West — Francesco De Masi Francesco De Masi Quella Sporca Storia Nel West (Album) CAM MAG 10.012 Italy 1968 Sell This Version
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SAG 9014 Lesbo (Colonna Sonora Originale) & L´amore Questo Sconosciuto (Colonna Sonora Originale) — Francesco De Masi Francesco De Masi, Alessandro Alessandroni, E. Winkel Francesco De Masi, Alessandro Alessandroni, E. Winkel - Lesbo (Colonna Sonora Originale) & L´amore Questo Sconosciuto (Colonna Sonora Originale) (Album) CAM SAG 9014 Italy 1969 Sell This Version
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SP 117 L'Italia Vista Dal Cielo — Francesco De Masi Francesco De Masi L'Italia Vista Dal Cielo (Album) SR Records (6) SP 117 Italy 1970 Sell This Version
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SAG 9034 Concerto Per Pistola Solista — Francesco De Masi Francesco De Masi Concerto Per Pistola Solista (Album) Cam SAG 9034 Italy 1970 Sell This Version
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XLP 10002, 33 XLP 10002 Colonna Sonora — Francesco De Masi Francesco De Masi, Alessandro Alessandroni Francesco De Masi, Alessandro Alessandroni - Colonna Sonora(LP, Promo) Pony Records (9), Pony Records (9) XLP 10002, 33 XLP 10002 Italy 1971 Sell This Version
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LPF 012 In Nome Del Popolo Italiano (Colonna Sonora Originale Del Film) / Ettore Lo Fusto (Colonna Sonora Originale Del Film) — Francesco De Masi Carlo Rustichelli / Francesco De Masi Carlo Rustichelli / Francesco De Masi - In Nome Del Popolo Italiano (Colonna Sonora Originale Del Film) / Ettore Lo Fusto (Colonna Sonora Originale Del Film) Beat Records Company LPF 012 Italy 1972 Sell This Version
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LPF 019 La Macchina Della Violenza (Original Soundtrack) — Francesco De Masi Francesco De Masi La Macchina Della Violenza (Original Soundtrack) (Album) Beat Records Company LPF 019 Italy 1972 Sell This Version
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LPF 011 S Un Solo Grande Amore — Francesco De Masi Francesco De Masi Un Solo Grande Amore(LP) Beat Records Company LPF 011 S Italy 1972 Sell This Version
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LPF. 034, LPF 034 Vizi Privati, Pubbliche Virtú (Original Soundtrack From The Film Vices And Pleasures) — Francesco De Masi Francesco De Masi Vizi Privati, Pubbliche Virtú (Original Soundtrack From The Film Vices And Pleasures) (Album) Beat Records Company, Beat Records Company LPF. 034, LPF 034 Italy 1976 Sell This Version
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LPF 031 Il Racconto Della Giungla - Crepuscolo Di Fuoco — Francesco De Masi Francesco De Masi, Alessandro Alessandroni Francesco De Masi, Alessandro Alessandroni - Il Racconto Della Giungla - Crepuscolo Di Fuoco(LP, Album) Beat Records Company LPF 031 Italy 1976 Sell This Version
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ELP 061 La Carica Delle Patate — Francesco De Masi Francesco De Masi La Carica Delle Patate (Album) Duse Record ELP 061 Italy 1978 Sell This Version
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CR 4 Sartana Non Perdona — Francesco De Masi Francesco De Masi Sartana Non Perdona (Album) Beat Records Company CR 4 Italy 1978 Sell This Version
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EC 0113 Gli Aspetti Del Dramma — Francesco De Masi Francesco De Masi Gli Aspetti Del Dramma(LP) Edimerc EC 0113 Italy 1978 Sell This Version
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CR 6/7 Solimano Il Conquistatore — Francesco De Masi Francesco De Masi Solimano Il Conquistatore (Album) Beat Records Company CR 6/7 Italy 1979 Sell This Version