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Nino Rota
Composer, The Godfather
Born in Milan in 1911 into a family of musicians, Nino Rota was first a student of Orefice and Pizzetti. Then, still a child, he moved to Rome where he completed his studies at the Conservatory of Santa Cecilia in 1929 with Alfredo Casella. In the meantime, he had become an 'enfant prodige', famous both as a composer and as an orchestra conductor...
“ The Godfather Trilogy ” - katka50
Maurice Jarre
Unlike many musicians who started to learn music while still in their childhood, Maurice Jarre was already late in his teens when he discovered music and decided to make a career in that field. Against his father's will, he enrolled at Conservatoire de Paris where he studied percussions, composition and harmonies...
“ Doctor Zhivago (1965) ” - katka50
“ All his soundtracks, especially:Sleepless Town (1998), House of Flying Daggers (2004), 2046 (2004), Curse of the Golden Flower (2006) ” - katka50
A.R. Rahman
A two-time winner and five-times nominee of the Academy Award (Oscar), A. R. Rahman is popularly known as the man who has redefined contemporary Indian music. Rahman, according to a BBC estimate, has sold more than 150 million copies of his work comprising of music from more than 100 film soundtracks and albums across over half a dozen languages...
“ All his soundtracks, especially: Earth (1998), Laagan (2001), Kannathil Muthamittal (2002), The Rising (2005), Water (2005), Rang de Basanti (2006), Elisabeth, the Golden Age (2007), Rockstar (2011) ” - katka50
“ Refugee (2000), Lajja (2001), Bride & Prejudice (2004), Elaan (2005), Umrao Jaan (2006) ” - katka50
Ennio Morricone
A classmate of director Sergio Leone with whom he would form one of the great director/composer partnerships (right up there with Eisenstein & Prokofiev, Hitchcock & Herrmann, Fellini & Rota), Ennio Morricone studied at Rome's Santa Cecilia Conservatory, where he specialized in trumpet. His first film scores were relatively undistinguished...
“ Once Upon a Time in the West (1968), Sacco e Vanzetti (1971) ” - katka50
“ Sana Maulit Muli (1995) ” - katka50
“ In the Name of Love (2011) ” - katka50
“ Hidden Dragon (2000), The Hero (2002) ” - katka50
“ Infernal Affairs II-III, The Warlords (2007), Bodyguards and Assassins (2009), The Kingdom of Solomon (2010) ” - katka50
Trevor Morris
2 Time EMMY Award winning composer Trevor Morris is a dual Citizen of Canada and Great Britain, living and working in Los Angeles. Trevor composes music for Feature Film, Television and Video Games. He is most recognized for his Television work on "The Tudors", "The Borgias" and "Vikings". As well as such feature films as "London Has Fallen"...
“ The Tudors (TV series) ” - katka50
Miklós Rózsa
Music Department, Ben-Hur
'Miklos Rozsa' studied the violin from the age of five. In 1926, he began studying at the Leipzig Conservatory. In 1929, his violin concerto was performed there. While living in Paris from 1931, Rozsa had his 'Variations on a Hungarian Peasant Song' and his 'Symphony and Serenade for Small Orchestra' performed...
“ Quo Vadis? (1951), Ivanhoe (1952), El Cid (1961), ” - katka50
Hans Zimmer
German-born composer Hans Zimmer is recognized as one of Hollywood's most innovative musical talents. He featured in the music video for The Buggles' single "Video Killed the Radio Star", which became a worldwide hit and helped usher in a new era of global entertainment as the first music video to be aired on MTV (August 1, 1981)...
“ King Arthur (2004),Madagascar (2005) ” - katka50
“ U Me Aur Hum (2008), 7 Khoon Maaf(2011) ” - katka50
“ Chunking Express (1994) ” - katka50
Goran Bregovic
In the end of '70s and all through the '80s, he was the leader of the most popular Yugoslav band "Bijelo dugme" (from Sarajevo). They published more than 10 LPs, selling altogether more than 15 million copies. He was the first one to introduce "shepperd's rock" (a kind of folk-rock) into popular Yugoslav music...
“ Time of the Gypsies (1988), Mustafa (2008) ” - katka50
Thomas Newman
Music Department, WALL·E
“ The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2012) ” - katka50
Henry Mancini
Music Department, The Pink Panther
Born in Cleveland, Ohio, but brought up in Pennsylvania, where he played the flute in a local band, as a youth, before sending some arrangements to Benny Goodman. Goodman offered him a job and, after serving in WWII, he joined the rearranged Glenn Miller band. In 1952, he was given a two-week assignment...
“ Love Theme from Romeo and Juliet (1969) ” - katka50
“ Madrasapattinam (2010) ” - katka50
Ali Zafar
Ali Zafar is an accomplished singer besides being a recognized painter, actor, and a model in Pakistan. He is a Graduate of prestigious National College of Arts (NCA), Lahore. He is mostly known as a singer and a musician. His first album "Huqa Pani" released in 2003 in Pakistan and 2005 world wide received good ratings and included hit singles like "Channo"...
“ London, Paris, New York (2012) ” - katka50