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Luigi Denza (1846–1922)

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Luigi Denza moved to London, England, UK in 1884 and became professor of singing at The Royal Academy of Music in 1898. Denza is best known for his 1880 song "Funiculi, Funicula" inspired by the inauguration of a funicular railway at Mount Vesuvius in Italy. Six years after its publication, composer Richard Strauss mistook it for an Italian folk ...

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(age 75) in London, England, UK

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Despicable Me 2
Despicable Me 2 Soundtrack
(2013)
Man on the Moon
Man on the Moon Soundtrack
(1999)
Adventureland
Adventureland Soundtrack
(2009)
Shine
Shine Soundtrack
(1996)

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 2016 Orphan Black (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- From Instinct to Rational Control (2016) ... (music: "Funiculi Funicula" - uncredited)
 2015/I The Visit (writer: "Non t'amo più")
 2014 S.O.S.: Mulheres ao Mar (writer: "Funiculí Funiculá")
 2013 Despicable Me 2 (writer: "Funiculi Funicula")
 2012 Benvenuti al nord (writer: "Funiculi Funicula")
 2011 Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer (writer: "Funiculì, Funiculà" - uncredited)
 2011 Bob's Burgers (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Burger Wars (2011) ... (music: "Funiculì, Funiculà" - uncredited)
 2009 Partir (Video) (writer: "Si vous l'aviez compris")
 2009 Mal día para pescar (writer: "Funiculi Funicula")
 2009 Adventureland (music: "Funiculi, Funicula")
 2007/IV Forever (Short) (music: "Funiculi Funicula")
 2007 My Kid Could Paint That (Documentary) (music: "Funiculi, Funicula")
 2003 The Lizzie McGuire Movie (writer: "Funiculì, Funiculà" - as L. Denza)
 2002 Zaymemsya lyubovyu (writer: "Funiculi, Funicula")
 2001 VeggieTales: The Ultimate Silly Song Countdown (Video short) ("Larry's High Silk Hat")
 2001 Knockaround Guys (writer: "Funiculi Funicula" - as L. Denza)
 2000 Pavarotti & Friends for Cambodia and Tibet (TV Special documentary) (writer: "Funiculi, Funiculà" - as Denza)
 2000 A Rumor of Angels ("Funiculi, Funicula")
 2000 The Crew (writer: "Funiculi, Funicula")
 2000 The Wog Boy (music: "Funiculi-Funicula")
 1999 Man on the Moon (writer: "Funiculi Funicula" (1880))
 1998-1999 Histeria! (TV Series) (music - 9 episodes)
- 20th Century Presidents (1999) ... (music: "Funiculì, Funiculà" - uncredited)
- World War II (1999) ... (music: "Funiculì, Funiculà" - uncredited)
- More Explorers (1998) ... (music: "Funiculì, Funiculà" - uncredited)
- Return to Rome (1998) ... (music: "Funiculì, Funiculà" - uncredited)
- Around the World in a Daze (1998) ... (music: "Funiculì, Funiculà" - uncredited)
 1997 Hugo Pool (writer: "Funiculi Funicula")
 1996 Shine (writer: "Funiculì, Funiculà")
 1995 Vampire in Brooklyn ("Funiculi, Funicula")
 1995 Seinfeld (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- The Maestro (1995) ... (music: "Funiculi Funicula" - uncredited)
 1995 Earthworm Jim 2 (Video Game) (music: "Finiculi Finicula" - uncredited)
 1995 Home Improvement (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- A House Divided (1995) ... (writer: "Funiculi, Funicula" - uncredited)
 1995 The Ren & Stimpy Show (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Double Header/The Scotsman in Space (1995) ... (music: "Funiculi' Funicula'" - uncredited)
 1995 Help? (Short) (music: "Funiculì, Funiculà" - uncredited)
 1994 Heavenly Creatures (writer: "Funiculi, Funicula" - as Denza)
 1994 The 3 Tenors in Concert 1994 (TV Special) (music: "Funiculì Funiculà")
 1993 Faraway, So Close! (writer: "Funiculì, funiculà")
 1992 Kira kira hikaru (music: "FUNICULI FUNICULA")
 1992 Tiny Toon Adventures (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Flea for Your Life (1992) ... (music: "Funiculi, Funicula" - uncredited)
 1992 I Don't Buy Kisses Anymore (music: "Funiculi, Funicula" - as Luigi Danza)
 1984 Broadway Danny Rose (music: "Funiculi, Funicula" (1880) - uncredited)
 1983 Easy Money ("Funiculi Funicula")
 1982 Yes, Giorgio (music: "Funiculi, Funicula" - as Denza)
 1980 Fatso (writer: "Funiculi, Funicula" - uncredited)
 1978 A Wedding (music: "Funiculi Funicula" (1880) - uncredited)
 1976 Signore e signori, buonanotte (writer: "Funiculì funiculà")
 1972 Pulp (writer: "Funiculi Funicula" - uncredited)
 1956 The Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Nicked in Naples (1956) ... (music: "Funiculì, Funiculà" - uncredited)
 1955 Francis in the Navy (music: "Funiculì, Funiculà" - uncredited)
 1953 Mister Peepers (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- The Puppies (1953) ... (music: "Fall Guys All")
 1953 Francis Covers the Big Town (music: "Funiculì, Funiculà") / (writer: "Funiculì, Funiculà")
 1952 My Little Margie (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Margie Sings Opera (1952) ... (music: "Funiculì, Funiculà" - uncredited)
 1952 Two Cents Worth of Hope (music: "Funiculì, Funiculà")
 1952 The Paul Whiteman's Goodyear Revue (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.25 (1952) ... (music: "Variations on "Funiculi, Funicula'")
 1945 A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (music: "Funiculi Funicula" (1880) - uncredited)
 1941 The Big Store (music: "Funiculi, Funicula" (1880) - uncredited)
 1940 Comrade X (music: "Funiculi, Funicula" (1880) - uncredited)
 1940 East of the River (music: "Funiculi, Funicula" - uncredited)
 1939 Golden Boy (music: "Funiculi, Funicula")
 1939 Bridal Suite (music: "Funiculi, Funicula" (1880) - uncredited)
 1939 Let Freedom Ring (music: "I've Been Working on the Railroad" - uncredited)
 1939 Fisherman's Wharf (writer: "Funiculi, Funicula" (1880) - uncredited)
 1939 Idiot's Delight (music: "Funiculi, Funicula" - uncredited)
 1938 Everybody Sing (music: "Funiculi, Funicula" (1880) - uncredited)
 1937 Song of the City (writer: "Funiculi Funicula" - uncredited)
 1935 Love Me Forever (lyrics: "Funiculì Funiculà") / (music: "Funiculì Funiculà")
 1935 George White's 1935 Scandals (music: "Funiculi Funicula" (1880) - uncredited)
 1934 One Night of Love (music: "Finiculi, Finicula" (1880) - uncredited)
 1934 This Side of Heaven (music: "Funiculi, Funicula" (1880) - uncredited)
 1933 Hell Below (music: "Funiculi, Funicula" (1880) - uncredited)
 1933 The White Sister (writer: "Finiculi, Finicula" (1880) - uncredited)
 1932 As You Desire Me (writer: "Funiculi Funicula" - uncredited)
 1930 Radio Riot (Short) (music: "Funiculi Funicula" - uncredited)
 1929 The Hollywood Revue of 1929 (music: "Finiculi, Finicula" (1880) - uncredited)
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Luigi Denza moved to London, England, UK in 1884 and became professor of singing at The Royal Academy of Music in 1898. Denza is best known for his 1880 song "Funiculi, Funicula" inspired by the inauguration of a funicular railway at Mount Vesuvius in Italy. Six years after its publication, composer Richard Strauss mistook it for an Italian folk tune and incorporated it into his tone poem "Aus ... See more »

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