1.Nino Rota (December 3, 1911 - April 10, 1979) was an Academy Award winning Italian composer. He is particularly remembered for his work on film scores, especially The Godfather series and a number of films by Federico Fellini. His work on The Godfather Part II won Best Original Score of 1974.
Rota was born into a musical family in Milan, and studied at the conservatory there under Ildebrando Pizzetti. Later, the conductor Arturo Toscanini encouraged him to go to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to…
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