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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Francesco De Masi - Ti-Koyo E Il Suo Pescecane  album art Francesco De Masi Ti-Koyo E Il Suo Pescecane (Album) CAM Italy 1964 Sell This Version
Francesco De Masi - Maciste L'Eroe Più Grande Del Mondo album art Francesco De Masi Maciste L'Eroe Più Grande Del Mondo (Album) CAM Italy 1964 Sell This Version
Francesco De Masi - Gli Schiavi Più Forti Del Mondo  album art Francesco De Masi Gli Schiavi Più Forti Del Mondo (Album) CAM Italy 1965 Sell This Version
Francesco De Masi - Per Un Pugno Nell'Occhio  album art Francesco De Masi Per Un Pugno Nell'Occhio (LP, Album) CAM Italy 1965 Sell This Version
Francesco De Masi - Sinfonia Per Due Spie album art Francesco De Masi Sinfonia Per Due Spie(LP, Album) CAM Italy 1965 Sell This Version
Francesco De Masi - Alla Scoperta Dell'Africa (Una Trasmissione Di Folco Quilici) album art Francesco De Masi Alla Scoperta Dell'Africa (Una Trasmissione Di Folco Quilici) (Album) Campi-Editore Recording Italy 1966 Sell This Version
Francesco De Masi - India album art Francesco De Masi India (Album) Edizioni Paoline Italy 1966 Sell This Version
Francesco De Masi - 7 Dollari Sul Rosso  album art Francesco De Masi 7 Dollari Sul Rosso (LP, Album) CAM Italy 1966 Sell This Version
Francesco De Masi - La Lama Nel Corpo album art Francesco De Masi La Lama Nel Corpo(LP, Album) CAM Italy 1966 Sell This Version
Francesco De Masi - Quanto Costa Morire  album art Francesco De Masi Quanto Costa Morire (Album) Cinevox Italy 1968 Sell This Version
Francesco De Masi - Quella Sporca Storia Nel West album art Francesco De Masi Quella Sporca Storia Nel West (Album) CAM Italy 1968 Sell This Version
Francesco De Masi - Quella Sporca Storia Nel West album art Francesco De Masi Quella Sporca Storia Nel West(LP, Album) CAM Italy 1968 Sell This Version
Francesco De Masi - Lesbo (Colonna Sonora Originale) & L´amore Questo Sconosciuto (Colonna Sonora Originale) album art 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 Italy 1969 Sell This Version
Francesco De Masi - L'Italia Vista Dal Cielo album art Francesco De Masi L'Italia Vista Dal Cielo (Album) SR Records (6) Italy 1970 Sell This Version
Francesco De Masi - Colonna Sonora album art Francesco De Masi, Alessandro Alessandroni Francesco De Masi, Alessandro Alessandroni - Colonna Sonora(LP, Promo) Pony Records (9) Italy 1971 Sell This Version
Francesco De Masi - In Nome Del Popolo Italiano (Colonna Sonora Originale Del Film) / Ettore Lo Fusto (Colonna Sonora Originale Del Film) album art 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 Italy 1972 Sell This Version
Francesco De Masi - La Macchina Della Violenza (Original Soundtrack) album art Francesco De Masi La Macchina Della Violenza (Original Soundtrack) (Album) Beat Records Company Italy 1972 Sell This Version
Francesco De Masi - Un Solo Grande Amore album art Francesco De Masi Un Solo Grande Amore(LP) Beat Records Company Italy 1972 Sell This Version
Francesco De Masi - Vizi Privati, Pubbliche Virtú (Original Soundtrack From The Film Vices And Pleasures) album art Francesco De Masi Vizi Privati, Pubbliche Virtú (Original Soundtrack From The Film Vices And Pleasures) (Album) Beat Records Company, Beat Records Company Italy 1976 Sell This Version
Francesco De Masi - La Carica Delle Patate album art Francesco De Masi La Carica Delle Patate (Album) Duse Record Italy 1978 Sell This Version
Francesco De Masi - Sartana Non Perdona album art Francesco De Masi Sartana Non Perdona (Album) Beat Records Company Italy 1978 Sell This Version
Francesco De Masi - Gli Aspetti Del Dramma album art Francesco De Masi Gli Aspetti Del Dramma(LP) Edimerc Italy 1978 Sell This Version
Francesco De Masi - Solimano Il Conquistatore album art Francesco De Masi Solimano Il Conquistatore (Album) Beat Records Company Italy 1979 Sell This Version
Francesco De Masi - Alla Conquista Dell' Arkansas album art Francesco De Masi, Heinz Gietz Francesco De Masi, Heinz Gietz - Alla Conquista Dell' Arkansas (Album) Beat Records Company Italy 1980 Sell This Version
Francesco De Masi - L'Uomo Europeo album art Francesco De Masi L'Uomo Europeo(LP, Album) Edipan Italy 1980 Sell This Version